Bolivia ex-leader 'responsible for protesters' deaths'

Bolivia ex-leader 'responsible for protesters' deaths'
 

A jury in the United States has found Bolivian ex-President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada responsible for the deaths of dozens of protesters in 2003.
His the Defence Minister, Carlos Sánchez, was also found responsible in the civil lawsuit. Their lawyers said they would appeal against the decision.
The plaintiffs accused the two men of ordering the Bolivian military to use force to break up the 2003 protests.
The victims' families were awarded $10m (£7m) in damages.
The families welcomed the decision saying it gave them "great satisfaction". They also expressed the hope that it would... read more

 
4 April 2018 in World News, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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