The Bolivian Journalist, Espanol Carlos Valverde who revealed the recent corruptions of the president Evo Morales is in trouble now. According to him he has become a target of the government. The journalist is making preparation to file a complaint saying he is facing some kind of political harassments from Ramiro Guerrero who is the attorney general of Bolivia. On Friday, February 26th Valverde has told he feels that he will face harassments and going to report it to the international organization. Because he said that the attorney general is bias and he is behaving as a politician in the courts which is not correct at all.
According to the Valverde’s report, former mistress, Gabriela Zapata of Evo Morale’s currently under arrest. There is a complaint filed against this for the reporter. On February 26th Zapata has done a complaint against the journalist on public prosecutor’s office. Movement for socialism (MAS), which is the ruling party of the Bolivia, said that if any individual is getting affected with Valverde’s statements can take whoever the journalist to the court. On a television show Todo Por Hoy valverde publicized the relationship between the president Morales and Zapata and same time he discovered Chinese firm CAMC engineer and Manager Zapata who is getting well paid from Bolivia. Apart from these he revealed president and Zapata got a child too.
Once these got spread in public Bolivian officials blamed valverde. They said he is an agent from U.S government who came to spoil President’s election and reputation. Juan Ramon Quintana the Minister of the presidency said that U.S government is in alert of these kinds of journalists and critical media outlets to use to demolish the reputation of Bolivian government.
President Evo Morales accepted that he met Gabriela Zapata Montano in 2005 and she was his partner too. In 2007 they had a child but he died soon after the birth. He accepts everything according to the relationship. After that he said due to some problems in between them both have to be apart. This was said on February 05th
But he never accept that he supports Zapata by favoring her in getting the state contracts from the chines company in Bolivia which Zapata is a Manager. Apart from that Carlos Valverde blame Zapata for misusing the custom agency such as the state run mining firm Comibol and state controlled union bank. Whatever said and done the reporter says that she introduces herself as a government representative. Valverde claimed that this is not a plan or anything, this is the liability and it is journalism.
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