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Ban Ki-moon Concerned About Violence In Bolivia


Ban Ki-moon voices concern about violent confrontations in Bolivia

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern over recent violent confrontations as the Bolivian Constituent Assembly meets in the southern city of Sucre.

"In order to strengthen democracy and respect for human rights in Bolivia, the Secretary-General urges all political and social actors to remain calm, to abstain from using violence and to seek a consensus on the pressing issues affecting the Bolivian people," according to a statement released by Mr. Ban's spokesperson.

The protests come amid a meeting of the Assembly to draft a new constitution.

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