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Andean Group - August 2020

Pro-government militia draws international criticism

Following a series of violent attacks against protesters in the K’ara K’ara area of the city of Cochabamba, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a warning on 3 July regarding the role of “private actors” in these attacks, “with the alleged acquiescence of some authorities”. The group in question is known as Resistencia Juvenil Cochala (RJC), a pro-government militia that rose to prominence following its role in the violent unrest surrounding the removal of Bolivia’s Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) government in 2019.

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