Szeretnélek kérni benneteket, hogy írjatok levelet Elődnek! Küldjetek kiolvasott újságot, kiolvasott könyvet neki!! Mutassuk meg, hogy nem lehet komcsi módszerekkel megfélemlíteni egy magyart !! Ha elvesznek tőle tízet-küldünk helyette százat!!
Létezik egy posta-kész közepes boríték ( tengeren túli ) a postákon, 840 Ft az ára, abba ami belefér, mérlegelés nélkül elküldhető. Csak jól le kell ragasztani. Igaz úgyis kivágják :))
A címet személyesen elküldöm mindenkinek.

2010. december 30., csütörtök

Open Letter to Evo Morales and Álvaro García Against the Gasolinazo and for the Self Governance of Our People


The People Come First, not Numbers nor Statistics

By Oscar Olivera Foronda, Marcelo Rojas, Abraham Grandydier, Aniceto Hinojosa Vásquez and Carlos Oropeza

December 30, 2010
Cochabamba, (La Llajta) December 30, 2010
Evo Morales Ayma and
Alvaro García Linera
La Paz.-
We speak to you through this open letter although it probably won’t be read because you don’t hear of it or because it doesn’t interest you. However, although you may ignore it, although it may not exist, we want to tell you how we, like many of our people, feel today. We tell you, Sirs, because years ago you ceased being our brothers and compañeros, you distanced yourselves from the people, and thus you don’t know what happens down here, below. Your defects – and not your virtues – that we know have multiplied ten times in a worrisome, indignant and sad manner.

Oscar Olivera (wearing baseball cap, interviewed by reporters) with Evo Morales (in the green shirt, to the right of Oscar) during the 2000 “Water War” in Cochabamba.
We still remember when we marched, together with you, Evo, for our people, when we campaigned to get Alvaro out of prison; when the ancient textile workers’ building in Cochabamba became our headquarters to conspire against the bad governments that today look a lot like yours: BAD GOVERNMENT.
You quickly forgot that we sent you into the government not to administrate, but, rather, to transform and change the lives of the people. Today we see all of you transformed and the lives of the people have changed, but badly so, from bad to worse.
Since that December 22 of 2005, when you cried, Evo and Alvaro, you have only busied yourselves making traditional and privileged politics, subordinating and coopting social and union leaders, military and police officials, with money, with positions, disqualifying and stigmatizing everything that has criticized you, everything we said we wanted to do away with. Some of us had the luxury to reject your offers and you converted us into your enemies or simply behaved as if we did not exist. We asked you: Change the economy, worry about the people more than your political enemies, create jobs, industry, work, build solidarity, brotherhood and generosity.
Where is your “obedience leads” slogan that was invented by the Zapatistas? Did the people send you there to pact with the right in the Constituent Assembly? Did the people send you there to fill your cabinet with neoliberals, opportunists, incompetents and advisors for international organizations that we never saw in the struggles of the people, in the streets, the highways, the communities, the hunger strikes and factories? Where were most of the members of your cabinet in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005? Did the people send you there to invite your mayors, governors, “beauty pageant contestants,” and neoliberal technicians into the government? Who decides in this government? The people? Or the llunk’us (a Quecha indigenous word for lackeys and adulators) that surround you in order to not lose the privileges that gives them power?

Álvaro García Linera (vice president of Bolivia) in a 2002 press conference with Oscar Olivera and Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar, when Olivera joined the hunger strike to demand that the Bolivian government withdraw charges against them.
Who continues controlling the economy of our country? The indigenous and “social movements”? Or the multinational oil and mining companies and large bankers who today have made more money than during any previous government to yours, those which you affectionately call “partners”? They are partners in the conditions of anguish and poor living to which we have been subjected during these last five years. Where are the billions of dollars in fiscal reserves that you constantly tell us are there?
What about the nationalizations that have been a trick against the population, indemnifying the multinational looters with the people’s money? These businesses are being administrated by the old neoliberal and corrupt bureaucracy.
Where is the industrialization of gas in the country? Where is the new economy based on respect for Mother Earth and the balance and harmonious relation with Pachamama that you always proclaim? Haven’t you delivered thousands of acres to the multinational oil and mining companies so they can keep exploiting Mother Earth? Have you given the New Political Constitution of the State to the plantation owners of the Eastern region?
The economic model continues being extractionary, neoliberal, capitalist, all of it contrary to your speeches.
Was it the people who sent you to buy a private airplane for $40 million when millions of “your people” do not have housing nor basic services? Did the people send you to tolerate narcotrafficking like never before and that, sooner or later, will turn our city into a Ciudad Juárez or a Medellín? Maybe the same coca leaf that you promoted so that you could be president will be the same leaf that takes that privilege away from you.
Do you know what it’s like to have to wait on line overnight to sign your sons and daughters into school or to receive inadequate medical attention in the public hospitals? The people don’t have private and privileged insurance for the clinics of the rich.

Felipe Quispe, Evo Morales and Oscar Olivera, in 2003, when they joined forces as the popular “chiefs of staff” in opposition to the government of Gonzalo “Goni” Sánchez de Lozada.
Are you familiar with what it is to get on a public bus or taxi and listen to the sentiments of our people? Have you gone to the markets to bargain the prices of basic foods that each day are harder to obtain to calm the hunger of our families?
Did the people send you there to have so many privileges, bodyguards, assistants, cabinet chiefs who make it impossible to speak directly to both of you? Who pays you? Who pays your food, your transportation, your health insurance, your security, your planes, your costs? We do: the people which you were once part of.
Did the people send you to impose such a brutal, irrational, arrogant and neoliberal “gasolinazo” (an 82 percent hike in gasoline prices) that will make the people, who barely survive if they have the luck to have a stall in the market or a job, even poorer?
You always said that neoliberalism has failed. Is the gasolinazo a revolutionary and popular measure? Or is it that your economic model has failed?
Why must you – like all the governments previous to yours have done – carry out your failures behind the backs of the population, notably over those making minimum wage whose median income is fifty times less than yours and whose needs are one hundred times greater than yours?

Álvaro García Linera at the home of Oscar Olivera.
What a pain that you always say that power is in the hands of the people, that this is an indigenous-popular government, what a pain that all of this is a lie: LLULLAS! (A very strong indigenous Quechua word for “liars.”)
Luckily, thanks to the struggles in which we have been together, we learned something very important. We learned to think and act for ourselves so that never again would anyone tell us what we must do, so that nobody ever again would be able to trick us so that the popular vote, trust and hope that has come in recent times from the most impoverished and humble sectors would be converted into a party for the rich, the well-off, the neoliberals in sheep’s clothing, the “beauty pageant contestants.” The process is not propaganda, it is not a speech, it is not about marketing: the process is to change the lives of the people. And read this well, because we won’t allow ourselves to be tricked again by anybody. That’s the way that people – who come, like you, from the breast of The People – are.
We would like to finish by saying something that an Aymara elder said: The indigenous are not defined by physical traits, nor language, nor last name, nor culture. The indigenous come from an attitude of generosity, of respect, of reciprocity, transparency, of listening to others.
We ask you: Do you have that? From below and to the left, as the Zapatistas say, we see arrogants who decide everything, who don’t listen to anyone, who discriminate, who insult, who disqualify, who defame. Is that how you want to remain in power for many years?

Oscar Olivera and Evo Morales after Morales’ 2005 election to the presidency.
The problem is that you don’t understand the enormous responsibility that you assumed as part of this process with our people and other peoples of the world: of demonstrating that it is possible to govern ourselves, that it is possible to lead by obeying, that it is possible to construct another model of development, of “good living,” that another world is possible. This was a process that delivered itself to you with hope and joy. The legitimate owner of this process is the Bolivian people, the girls and boys, men and women, youths, elders, from the country and from the city, whose effort cannot be worn down, diverted, usurped, expropriated, betrayed or subordinated by anyone, even less by you and those who equivocally decide for us.
We don’t care about governments. We care about the people and this process is losing the social base that it cost us so much to construct while returning it to the right against which we fought and will fight.
To make you understand that we exist we must mobilize and this we will do, do not forget it.
But we will not mobilize to fight among brothers and sisters in the way that you’ve been encouraging in these years in your incapacity, and the result is in Huanuni, Cochabamba, Pando, Yungas, Sucre… where so many brothers and sisters, all children of Mother Earth, have hated and died.
Alvaro, we already told you: The people come first, and later the numbers and statistics.
Do not confront us. Do not provoke us. Do not divide us or ignore us. We exist. We are dignified. We will struggle against everything that harms our daily lives. We seek:

-The repeal of your anti-popular and nefarious Decree 748
-The decolonization of the Plurinational State
-That no political party, not of the left, the center or the right, can benefit from or involve itself in our actions and decisions
-Like in 2000, like in 2003, Cochabama and El Alto defeated the anti-popular policies.
Oscar Olivera Foronda
Marcelo Rojas
Abraham Grandydier
Aniceto Hinojosa Vasquez
Carlos Oropeza

Újabb Wikileaks dokumentum az Elpais birtokában. A források szerint a bolíviai kormány "szimulált " egy terrorista drámát


Date:2009-04-23 11:06:00
Source:Embassy La Paz
Dunno:08LAPAZ2374 08LAPAZ2483 09LAPAZ290 09LAPAZ593

DE RUEHLP #0600/01 1131106
P 231106Z APR 09

C O N F I D E N T I A L LA PAZ 000600


E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/22/2019

REF: A. LA PAZ 593
B. LA PAZ 290
C. 08 LA PAZ 2483
D. 08 LA PAZ 2374

Classified By: Charge Kris Urs for reasons 1.4 (b, d)

1. (C) Summary: Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera
and other senior administration members, during an address to
the diplomatic corps on April 21, underscored the seriousness
of what they labeled a series of three terrorist attacks and
the presence of a terrorist cell with at least ten members.
On April 16, Bolivian police forces killed three alleged
terrorists in a downtown Santa Cruz hotel (reftel A). In an
interview released posthumously, the group's leader advocated
the secession of Santa Cruz department, Bolivia's largest and
most prosperous state, but explicitly denied having any plans
to attack La Paz or overthrow the government. Nevertheless,
Garcia Linera repeatedly pledged to carry the investigation
to its "final conclusions," raising fears of possible arrests
of members of the Santa Cruz-based political opposition.
President Evo Morales rejected requests by the Hungarian,
Irish, and Croatian governments to investigate the three
deaths, saying they had no right to demand explanations.
Charge reassured Garcia Linera that there was no USG
involvement as per President Obama's recent public statement;
the Vice President responded that the GOB knows that the USG
is with them. Striking his chest for emphasis, Garcia Linera
said "President Obama's words brought us here." End summary.

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Presentation to Diplomatic Corps
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2. (C) Following the deaths of three and arrest of two
alleged terrorists April 16 in Santa Cruz by the Bolivian
SWAT team (reftel A), the Bolivian government has released
preliminary results of its ongoing investigation into what it
claims is a cell of at least ten terrorists. The government
said the group is also responsible for recent attacks on the
homes of Deputy Autonomy Minister Saul Avalos and Cardinal
Julio Terrazas. In a packed meeting of the diplomatic corps
April 21 in the Presidential Palace's Hall of Mirrors, Vice
President Alvaro Garcia Linera, Government Minister Alfredo
Rada, and Presidency Minister Juan Ramon Quintana justified
the killing of the three alleged terrorists and reviewed what
they emphasized was just "ten percent" of the information
they had captured regarding the group's aims and activities.

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VP: "Terrorists" and "Assassins"
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3. (C) Garcia Linera noted that after the explosion at
Cardinal Terraza's house, the government intensified its
focus on the suspected terrorist cell, leading ultimately to
the April 16 shootout at the Santa Cruz hotel. He said
during the raid the five men attacked the police with gunfire
and explosives. The vice president emphasized that the men
were neither tourists nor random fanatics, but rather part of
a structured terrorist cell that was well-funded and trained
to achieve their ultimate goal of secession for Santa Cruz
and the assassination of Morales, Garcia Linera, and "three

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Investigation Not a Witch Hunt, Really
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4. (C) Garcia Linera told the group of diplomats that La Paz
Prosecutor Marcelo Sosa was the case's main investigator and
said the government would abide by the results of the
investigation, including any established links to Santa Cruz
businessmen and/or political opposition members. Garcia
Linera said the effort would be impartial and would not be a
witch hunt. However, he pledged to take the results of the
investigation to their "final conclusion." (Note: Garcia
Linera used similarly firm language after the September 2008
violence in Pando (reftel B-D), after which the government
illegally jailed Prefect Leopoldo Fernandez and violently
detained over forty more, many of them prominent political
opposition members. End note.)

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Rada: Cell Structure
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5. (C) Government Minister Rada discussed the alleged
structure of the cell, including the five members found in
Bolivia. He said Hungarian-Bolivian Eduardo Rozsa Flores was
the leader of the group, that he had obtained the rank of
colonel in the Croatian army, and was believed to be
responsible for the murder of a journalist in Croatia. Rada
described Irishman Michael Martin Dwyer as second-in-command,
saying he had military and security experience. Rada said
Romanian-born Hungarian Arpad Magyarosi was used as a
sharpshooter/sniper. Rada referred to the two captured men,
Mario Tadic Astorga (a Croatian-Bolivian) and Elod Toaso (a
Hungarian), as a member of the Croat army responsible for the
Terrazas attack and as the main computer specialist,
respectively. Rada said that in addition to the five
captured or killed, information seized by the police
indicated there were others involved.

6. (C) Rada reported that after the gun battle, the police
found pistols, dynamite, C4 explosives, and ammunition
corresponding to 5.56mm weapons. Noting that the weapons
cache found at the Cotas stand in the ExpoCruz fairgrounds
did not include any weapons of this type, he said there were
likely other weapons caches in the ExpoCruz area. (Note: The
Embassy participates in the ExpoCruz fair only through its
association with the American Chamber of Commerce, and does
not have its own stand or storage area. End note.) Rada
said the materiel seized corresponded to the explosive
devices left at both Avalos' and Cardinal Terrazas' homes,
which included dynamite, C4, nails, and other metal pieces.
He then indicated the government had information showing the
group's next attacks included the president, vice president,
and three ministers (whom Rada left unnamed).

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VP: We Want Your Help
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7. (C) Garcia Linera spoke again, saying there was much more
information to be reviewed. He said the group had maps of
Bolivian military bases they apparently planned to attack,
that they were recruiting other members, and that they had
"specialized arms" even the Bolivian government did not
possess. The vice president said they found many photos,
some including Bolivians from Santa Cruz and Beni, and that
they were in the process of identifying these people. He
insisted the photos were not "montages" or
otherwise-assembled works by the government, and that the
photos also indicated there had been plans for an attack
around the January 25 constitutional referendum which did not
come to pass. He specifically referred to a photo of Rozsa
with Cruceno autonomy activist Mauricio Iturri and averred
that he was trained by Rozsa. Garcia Linera ended with a
simple plea to the assembled group, saying "we want your

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Quintana: Troop Movements
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8. (C) Presidency Minister Quintana then took the floor
briefly to note that, in his opinion, the attacks occurred
because the political opposition created a context in which
they were possible and because the government's authority in
the area was not strong enough. He identified six border
provinces within Santa Cruz department where the government
would deploy troops to strengthen control.

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Questions Remain
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9. (C) Despite the GOB's coordinated presentation that
maintained the group's intentions to assassinate the
president, in an interview with Hungarian television
(released posthumously and characterized as his "final
testimony"), Rozsa explicitly stated he did not seek to
attack the central government in La Paz or to assassinate
Morales or other administration officials. In a conversation
with Charge after the administration's presentation, the
German DCM remarked that it seemed there was "not enough" to
justify the government's claims of a well-funded terrorist
network, given that the supposed terrorists were easily
captured and did not appear to be well trained.

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Charge Press Statement
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10. (U) After the presentation, Charge met briefly with the
press, saying that "if asked" the USG would be pleased to
study potential assistance we could give to the
investigation. The Cubans offered assistance as well.

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Morales Gets Mad at Europe
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11. (U) In a press conference later on April 21, President
Morales bristled at requests by the governments of Hungary,
Ireland, and Croatia for more information about the deaths of
their citizens. Morales said the three countries "have no
authority to ask me for an explanation... I am tempted to
sue them, that is what I want to do, but I am not a lawyer.
How can they defend people who came here to attack the
president? That is very grave. I could think that they (the
governments) were the ones who sent them in to attack me, to
attack democracy." Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin
said Morales was being unreasonable and mentioned evidence
suggesting the three men died in an "ambush" and not in a
prolonged gun battle. Similarly, Hungarian Foreign Minister
Peter Balazs said he doubted Rozsa and the others were
plotting assassinations. "We can assume they were the
victims of domestic Bolivian politics," he said.

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12. (C) While the existence of a paramilitary group
dedicated to the defense and potential secession of Santa
Cruz seems clear, the other goals attributed to the group by
the Bolivian government are more difficult to verify.
Observers fear the government may leverage the group's
presence to go after the political opposition in Santa Cruz,
similar to their round-up of Pando political opposition.
Just as in Pando, the government has claimed sole prosecution
authority falls in the hands of police and investigators from
La Paz. Post notes that ex-Pando Prefect (and Morales rival)
Fernandez has now been in prison for seven months under
dubious legal pretext and without a trial. We are also wary,
given the president's penchant for accusing the Embassy of
supporting the opposition (and despite the vice president's
chest-pounding affirmation to Charge), of a potential GOB
accusation that the Embassy or the USG generally supported
Rozsa's "terrorist" attacks. End comment.

EE UU sospecha que el Gobierno de Bolivia simuló una trama terrorista

Un testigo asegura a la Embajada en La Paz que los servicios de inteligencia prepararon un falso complot para matar a Evo Morales y culpar a la oposición 


Madrugada del 16 de abril de 2009. Un comando de élite de la policía boliviana irrumpe en el hotel Las Américas de Santa Cruz, la capital del Oriente del país. Veinte minutos más tarde, los cadáveres semidesnudos de tres hombres yacen tiroteados en sus habitaciones. Son Eduardo Rózsa Flores, húngaro-boliviano; Árpad Magyarosi, húngaro, y Michael Dwyer, irlandés. El comando se lleva consigo a otros dos supervivientes: Mario Tadic, boliviano de origen croata, y Elod Toaso, húngaro. Así arranca uno de los episodios más tenebrosos de la reciente historia de Bolivia. El Gobierno sostiene que los cinco extranjeros eran terroristas contratados por los dirigentes opositores de Santa Cruz para impulsar una rebelión armada y asesinar al presidente, Evo Morales.
Sin embargo, una fuente cercana al caso ofrece a la Embajada de EE UU una versión muy diferente: los mercenarios, afirma este testigo, fueron contratados en realidad por los servicios de inteligencia bolivianos para montar una falsa trama terrorista y justificar la persecución desatada después contra los dirigentes de Santa Cruz, bastión opositor al Gobierno.
Según este relato, recogido en un cable de mayo de 2009, los mismos servicios secretos liquidaron a Rósza, Magyarosi y Dwyer para borrar pistas y sembraron pruebas falsas. Los otros dos, Tadic y Toaso, salvaron su vida porque no estaban al corriente de la trama y porque las autoridades los utilizarían como testigos para apuntalar el montaje. Ambos fueron torturados, como constatan los diplomáticos estadounidenses en unas fotografías que les aporta el testigo, y que muestran a los dos hombres "ensangrentados, con dientes perdidos, costillas rotas, moratones y laceraciones provocadas por cortes de cuchillo".
La embajada asegura que no tiene forma de comprobar la versión, pero añade que la fuente es un personaje bien situado y con una trayectoria solvente. Su testimonio apuntala la teoría que vienen sosteniendo tanto la oposición boliviana como algunas investigaciones periodísticas, que insisten en que el compló fue una fabricación del Gobierno para dar un golpe definitivo a los dirigentes de la levantisca Santa Cruz, el más rico de los nueve departamentos del país. Cuna de grandes yacimientos de hidrocarburos, la región, mayoritariamente criolla, votó en 2008 a favor de la autonomía y se ha convertido en la abanderada contra Evo Morales y su proyecto socialista.
Cargos contra 39 implicados
El pasado fin de semana, de hecho, la fiscalía presentó cargos formales contra 39 implicados en la "conspiración", entre los que figuran prominentes políticos y empresarios cruceños. El caso ha estado salpicado de irregularidades desde el principio. Según un cable del 23 de abril de 2009, el vicepresidente, Álvaro García Linera, aseguró al cuerpo diplomático que los cinco terroristas atacaron con armas de fuego y explosivos a la policía cuando fue a detenerlos.
Sin embargo, la evidencia pericial recabada en las habitaciones 456, 457 y 458, de la que se hizo eco en su día la prensa boliviana, apunta a una ejecución extrajudicial. El circuito de cámaras de vigilancia del hotel había sido desactivado antes de la operación, y los registros de Internet fueron borrados. El informante de la Embajada añade que las armas halladas eran nuevas y habían sido colocadas por la policía, que ni siquiera se había molestado en quitar los precintos.
El amigo del terrorista Carlos
El origen de la historia, además, permanece en una penumbra alimentada por el extraño perfil de Eduardo Rózsa, hijo de húngaro y boliviana, que había participado en la guerra de los Balcanes, se había convertido al islam, defendía a Irán y a los palestinos y era amigo del terrorista venezolano Ilich Ramírez, Carlos, que rechazó que Rózsa fuera "un sicario de la extrema derecha", como lo presenta el Gobierno de La Paz.
Al poco de morir, se hizo público un vídeo en el que Rózsa anunciaba que regresaba de Hungría a su natal Santa Cruz para ayudar "a la defensa" de la región, aunque aclaraba que no le interesaba "echar a Evo Morales". El vídeo reforzaba la tesis oficial de que Rózsa y sus colegas habían sido contratados por los separatistas cruceños, que, según había comprobado el Gobierno gracias a sus infiltrados, preparaban un "movimiento de autodefensa" para hacer frente a un eventual ataque de las fuerzas gubernamentales.
Sin embargo, según el testigo entrevistado por la Embajada estadounidense, quien realmente contrató a Rózsa fue el coronel Jorge Santiesteban, entonces jefe de Inteligencia de la policía, y su segundo, el capitán Walter Andrade. El objetivo era tender una trampa a los grupos separatistas y de paso liquidar políticamente a los principales dirigentes regionales.
El coronel del asalto
No se sabe cuál era el vínculo entre Rózsa y Santiesteban. Lo cierto, según el testigo, es que el coronel dirigió el asalto al hotel y asesinó a los tres hombres "para borrar huellas". Además, la policía "plantó" las pruebas esgrimidas por la fiscalía, como "un dispositivo de memoria con falsas listas de empresarios de Santa Cruz implicados", "la tarjeta de visita de un sospechoso" [se trata de Hugo Acha, un activista de derechos humanos que ha huido a EE UU] y un vídeo, ininteligible, en el que Rózsa supuestamente habla de un plan para matar a Evo Morales.
En toda buena conspiración que se precie, no podía faltar EE UU. La embajada se muestra preocupada desde el primer momento. Y sus temores se confirman a principios de este año, cuando el fiscal general anuncia que había encontrado unos correos electrónicos de Rósza que demostraban que tenía contacto con la CIA.
"El Gobierno boliviano está casi seguro de poder aprovecharse de esta oportunidad para vincular al 'imperio' con la supuesta conspiración y confirmar así las acusaciones más locas de Evo Morales sobre los tejemanejes estadounidenses", escribe con desmayo el encargado de Negocios el pasado febrero. Según la embajada, "pasarán muchos meses antes de que se sepa toda la verdad de este caso. Si es que alguna vez llega a saberse".  

Wikileaks dokumentum a Rózsa ügyről, a fiuk kivégzéséről, Előd megkínzásáról.


Wikileaks - Correspondencia
ID:    204756
Date:    2009-04-29 21:20:00
Origin:    09LAPAZ635
Source:    Embassy La Paz
Classification:    CONFIDENTIAL
Dunno:    09LAPAZ593 09LAPAZ600
Destination:    VZCZCXYZ0000
DE RUEHLP #0635/01 1192120
P 292120Z APR 09

C O N F I D E N T I A L LA PAZ 000635
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/28/2019
REF: A. LA PAZ 600
B. LA PAZ 593
Classified By: A/EcoPol Chief Joe Relk for reasons 1.4 (b, d)
1. (C) Summary: The Morales administration may use an April
16 police team raid in opposition-dominated Santa Cruz, in
which police shot and killed three alleged terrorists,
arrested two more, and reportedly found a separate weapons
cache (Reftels A, B), to initiate arrests of the political
opposition. On April 28, the government arrested two
additional suspects and identified more, one of whom is an
Embassy contact and leader of a human rights NGO. Some
opposition members speculated that Vice President Alvaro
Garcia Linera and Presidency Minister Juan Ramon Quintana
orchestrated the April 16 raid to provide a rationale for
such arrests. Post's Cruceno contacts did not return
repeated calls. Government targets reportedly include
ex-Civic Committee President Branko Marinkovic, Prefect Ruben
Costas, and leaders of CAINCO (Santa Cruz Chamber of Trade
and Industry). Quintana and Defense Minister Walker San
Miguel provided conflicting reasons for ordering some 1,500
troops to Santa Cruz department (state), further raising
Cruceno suspicions of government actions. While Costas has
called for calm, some Crucenos are reportedly forming
fighting groups. Government-aligned media have reported on
potential USAID and CIA involvement with the alleged
terrorists. End summary.
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More Terrorists?
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2. (U) On April 28, police arrested two more men, one of them
an ex-security advisor to the Cruceno Youth Union (UJC) Juan
Carlos Gueder Bruno and the other Alcides Mendoza Masavi,
alias "Commander Mojeno." Police said the two arrested men
had supplied arms to the alleged terrorists. Police also
said they believed there were three other terrorist cell
members involved, largely based on an interview Rozsa gave
before leaving Hungary, in which he said "only five people
know of my arrival (in Santa Cruz)." According to Gueder
Bruno's wife, the police did not show an arrest warrant, as
required by law.
3. (C) A report in leading local daily La Razon also cited
the release of an arrest warrant for human rights lawyer Hugo
Acha Melgar, husband of opposition alternate Congress member
Roxana Gentile (UN party). PolOffs met twice with Acha in
Santa Cruz, who was investigating the September 2008 Pando
conflict in his capacity as head of Human Rights Foundation -
Bolivia, an affiliate of the larger Human Rights Foundation
group. He was preparing a report detailing a high degree of
Morales administration involvement to provoke violence in
Pando. Acha confided to PolOffs that he was under constant
threat by groups affiliated with the ruling Movement Toward
Socialism party (MAS), and that he was unable to travel to La
Paz for fear of arbitrary detention. Acha gave MILGP a copy
of a late 2008 warrant issued for his arrest, which he said
was related solely to his continued Pando investigations.
According to Gentile, Acha is currently in the U.S.
4. (U) Police also identified Alejandro Melgar Pereira as a
member of the terrorist cell and the purchaser of a vehicle
for Rozsa, which was supposedly sighted at Cardinal Terrazas'
home the night of the April 14 bomb explosion. The car had
been the property of Carlos Guillen, president of popular
Santa Cruz company Blooming. Melgar, reportedly in hiding,
was president of the Center for Arbitration and
Reconciliation for CAINCO, Santa Cruz's Chamber of Trade and
Industry, from 1997 to 2001 and president of Cotas from 2000
to 2001. Police said he had aliases of "El Viejo, Superman,
and Lucas." According to CAINCO, Melgar is currently on
their list of recommended lawyers, but holds no official
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"Proofs" of Terror Cell
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5. (U) While the government has asserted it recovered large
amounts of information in the April 16 raid, it said it has
released only "10 percent" of its information. Thus far, the
government's statements have been limited to assertions and
two contested "proofs," detailed below.
6. (U) Government Minister Alfredo Rada first presented on
April 22 a series of pictures which he stated showed Cruceno
right-wing activist Mauricio Iturri practicing shooting in a
terrorist training camp with a large group of well-organized
paramilitaries. Rada said Iturri was connected with Rozsa's
terrorist cell. However, news quickly leaked that not only
was Iturri not actually in the picture, but the pictures were
downloaded by Rada from the popular website Facebook and
showed only a team of paintball players. The government
subsequently removed Rada from the case.
7. (U) On April 26, government investigator Sosa held a press
conference in which he showed images taken from a cell phone
video purportedly showing Rozsa, Magyarosi, and Dwyer talking
about the possibilities of killing President Morales. Sosa
said the three were discussing how to throw explosives and
about a missed opportunity to blow up a ship in Lake Titicaca
where government officials had met. Sosa concluded that
"with this evidence it is confirmed that the dismantled gang
came to the country with terrorist purposes" and termed their
goal "magnicide" (i.e. assassination of a king or ruler).
However, according to press reports, while it does appear the
three are captured in the video, the video's soundtrack is
almost completely unintelligible. Sosa said he would soon
unveil the source of the video, whom press reports guessed
was Rozsa's chauffeur, but that he was "gravely ill" with
diabetes and therefore could not appear publicly.
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Troops Sent to Santa Cruz
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8. (U) Presidency Minister Quintana and Defense Minister
Walker San Miguel confirmed April 27 that 1500 troops had
been sent to Santa Cruz department, but they gave conflicting
reasons for their presence. Quintana said the troops had
been sent in response to the "terrorism outbreak," while San
Miguel said the only reason was to reinforce the borders
against increased narco-trafficking. Other news reports said
40 percent of the Bolivian armed forces were now concentrated
in the department. According to official reports, troops
were being sent to Santa Cruz frontier zones, including San
Jose de Chiquitos, San Matias, and Robore.
9. (C) According to April 27 reporting from Santa Cruz,
troops were moving in the department, but it was impossible
to verify the number and their destinations. Some
interviewed said there were as few as 250, while others
confirmed the number of troops was 1500 and that of these 300
had riot control gear. Sources reported that Crucenos are
developing fighting/defense groups and are equipped with
weapons such as long rifles and hand guns.
10. (U) Santa Cruz Prefect Ruben Costas issued a call to
"maintain the peace" and said the only purpose for the
increase in troops in the department "was to frighten the
public." Santa Cruz is currently calm.
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Rumors Run Rampant
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11. (C) Post has reached out to several contacts in Santa
Cruz, including CAINCO and Civic Committee members, but none
will return our calls, at least directly. At CAINCO, only
secretaries are "available," while at the Santa Cruz Civic
Committee, phones are simply off the hook. Many Crucenos
believe the central government has tapped their phones.
12. (C) In meetings in La Paz, a contact who said he was
close to Branko Marinkovic and other Cruceno leaders told
Poloff that Vice President Garcia Linera and Presidency
Minister Quintana had planned the entire sequence of events
over the last six months, including the recruitment of
Rozsa's group to "get Branko," Costas, and others. However,
he was not able to further source the rumor. According to an
article in Spanish newspaper El Pais (reprinted in local
Bolivian press), a source called "Comandante Gonzalo" also
said the Bolivian government had hired Rozsa in August 2008.
13. (C) There is also rampant speculation about President
Morales' traditional May 1st speech, in which he is expected
by many to announce nationalization of companies based in
Santa Cruz, potentially including Cotas or food industries.
If the latter, many expect Branko Marinkovic's cooking oil
and other companies to be taken in the name of "food
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Rumors Fueled by Public Statements
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14. (U) The rumor mill has been fueled by public statements
by the government and affiliated social groups. On April 26,
President Morales said he had asked his legal advisors to
draw up a supreme decree allowing the government to
confiscate goods from businesses and their owners linked to
terrorism. Constitutional experts were in general agreement
that the new constitution does not permit such seizures, but
Vice President Garcia Linera said "one of the basic
principles of the constitution is the unity of Bolivians...
who are directed to sanction those who seek to create
material and violent conditions to separate the country."
Further, state news cited the 2002 Organization of American
States (OAS) Convention Against Terrorism, which the newscast
said approved confiscation of property from terrorists.
15. (U) The same day, social group leader Isaac Avalos
accused ex-Civic Committee President Branko Marinkovic of
hiring the group of alleged terrorists. Avalos said he did
not have any proof, but that "several campesinos" had told
him they recognized Rozsa from past public acts in which
Marinkovic participated as Committee president.
16. (U) On April 28, the prosecutor's office reported they
would announce a list of people who had provided economic
assistance to the alleged terrorists within 48 hours. Vice
President Garcia Linera said the state would be "merciless"
with those behind the plot.
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USG Also Targeted?
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17. (U) A day earlier, on April 27, government-aligned news
service Bolpress published a report on a supposed complex
international web of support for the alleged terrorist cell.
The article cited Vice President Garcia Linera as requesting
Argentinean collaboration to find former members of the
"carapintadas" (members of the Argentine army who rioted
against the government as part of the country's "Dirty War")
affiliated with Rozsa, including one Jorge Mones Ruiz. Mones
Ruiz, according to the article, came to Bolivia in December
2008 as part of the Colombian foundation "UnoAmerica," an
"ultra-right group" associated with the Heritage Foundation
and dependent on the CIA for funding. The article states
that "UnoAmerica" is supported by USAID and the National
Endowment Foundation (NED), which it calls the "social face"
of the CIA and a major funder of opposition movements in

South America.
18. (U) Also on April 27, President Morales (somewhat
cryptically) identified the U.S. as "the source of my
troubles," and said "the people will rise above" attempts by
any outside force "to humiliate the Bolivian government." On
the other hand, in its April 26 editorial, state newspaper
Cambio trumpeted offers to help in the search for the
terrorists, specifically including a statement by Charge and
members of the OAS.
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Background: April 16
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19. (U) At approximately 4 a.m. on April 16, members of an
elite police force raided a room on the fourth floor of the
Hotel Las Americas in downtown Santa Cruz. After instructing
the hotel staff to turn off all security cameras, the police
stormed hotel rooms of five men, killing three and arresting
two others. The three killed were Eduardo Rozsa Flores, a
Bolivian with multiple passports including Hungarian and
Croatian; Michael Dwyer, Irishman; and Arpad Magyarosi, a
Romanian of Hungarian descent. The police captured Mario
Tadic Astorga, a Bolivian of Croatian descent, and Elod
Toaso, a Hungarian. Initial reports, including a statement
from Vice President Garcia Linera, indicated there was a
30-minute gun battle between the police and the alleged
terrorists, but Hungarian Ambassador to Argentina Matyas
Jozsa said he believed the three were simply executed,
without any fight. Later press reports stated that an
examination of the hotel rooms showed no bullet holes in the
facing wall, and that one of the three was found in the
morgue with his hands bound.
20. (U) The same morning, police investigations turned up a
supposed weapons cache in the Santa Cruz EXPOCRUZ
fairgrounds, in the stand of telephone cooperative Cotas. one
of Santa Cruz's leading companies. The weapons cache at
first reportedly included pistols, dynamite, C4 explosives,
and ammunition corresponding to 5.56mm weapons. Vice
President Garcia Linera commented that some of the weapons
were not available in Bolivia and were evidence of an
international conspiracy. Through this discovery, police
linked the captured men to an April 14 explosion at Cardinal
Julio Terrazas official residence in Santa Cruz and a March
29 attack on Deputy Autonomy Minister Saul Avalos' Santa Cruz
home, in which the police reported the same kind of
explosives were used. However, in later news reports Defense
Minister Walker San Miguel was quoted as saying that many of
the weapons were stolen from a Bolivian military station on
the Paraguay border in December 2008, while other media
reported that many of the weapons were antique and unusable,
with some from the War of the Chaco in the mid-1930s.
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Toaso Beaten?
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21. (U) According to an April 28 statement by the Defensor
del Pueblo (human rights ombudsman), Elod Toaso was severely
beaten and abused during his arrest. A website,, showed pictures of his injuries to his
face, arms, and legs. Ambassador Jozsa said he had seen
Toaso personally, and that he had been beaten. Jozsa added
that Hungarian investigations showed Toaso was "far from
being a terrorist." State prosecutor Marcelo Sosa admitted
he was not present during the arrests, even though the
prosecutor's presence is required by Bolivian law. (Note:
Investigators Sosa and Eduard Mollinedo are based out of La
Paz, not Santa Cruz, as would normally be required,
ostensibly because of the case's connections to terrorist
activity. End note.)
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22. (C) While rumors of government recruitment of the alleged
terrorists cannot be verified, the troop movements,
accusations by MAS-aligned social groups, Garcia Linera's
severe public statements, and the government's almost
conspiratorial use of Facebook pictures and low-quality
cellphone videos do seem to point toward a crackdown in Santa
Cruz similar to the 2008 state of siege in Pando. Without a
functioning judiciary, including the defunct Constitutional
Tribunal, the Morales administration has a relatively free
hand to move forward with large-scale arrests. Such actions
could result in a severe backlash from Crucenos, who are
nervous to the point of paranoia about Morales' motivations.
We may know more within the next 48 hours, when troops will
go to either frontier areas or closer toward Santa Cruz's
capital, Morales will make his May 1st speech, and the
prosecutor's office should release a fuller list of (Cruceno)
suspects. We are also confused by somewhat contradictory
comments regarding the USG by Morales and state-allied news
sources, but note that the government has yet to make any
explicit accusations regarding USG involvement with the
alleged terrorists. End comment.

2010. december 27., hétfő

Gáz van Bolíviában ? Evo karácsonyi ajándéka a népének.


Bolíviában is követik az általuk oly megvetett kapitalista módszert. Felemelték a benzin és a gázolaj árát . Több mint 6 éve létező állami szubvenciót töröltek el, így 73 %-al  emelték meg a benzin,83 %-al a gázolaj árát.
Tették mindezt Karácsonykor. Ajándékba. A népnek. Az emelés okaként a világpiaci árak emelkedését emlegették, és a liberális, nyerészkedő külföldieket okolták.
Azonnali tüntetések és pánikfelvásárlások kezdődtek.
Evo Morales eközben vígan ölelkezik venezuelai barátjánál .

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2010. december 24., péntek

Székely Karácsony


Hóba temetkezett csíki havasokon,
Áron – egymagában – fenn a Madarason. . .
-- Uram, -- fohászkodik – Fiad megszületett,
Karácsony este van. . . Hogy ha megteheted,
Te, aki rendezed ezt a nagyvilágot,
Jutass nekünk is egy kicsi boldogságot.
Hallottalak, Áron, de nem mondtad kinek?
-- Népemnek, Uram, szegény székelyeknek.
Az Úr kicsit hallgat, majd így szól: Te Áron!
Jókedvemben kaptál. . . Legyen úgy. . . Nem bánom. . .
De még mielőtt a kérést teljesítem,
Valamit meg kéne magyarázni nekem:
Én a székelyekről hallottam eleget,
Mondtak már rólatok hideget, meleget. . .
Tudom hívők vagytok, sokat imádkoztok,
De szidásomban is világ elsők vagytok.
Hallom, magatokat székelynek valljátok,
S kiválasztott népem neveit hordjátok:
Áron, Ábel, Mózes, Dániel és Dávid,
Az egész Biblia – vissza Ábrahámig. . .
Ha jól meggondolom, szinte már úgy vélem,
Hogy Csicsó – Názáreth, s Ditró – Jeruzsálem.
Aztán – ha jól értem magyar a beszéded,
S mégis a székelyek boldogságát kéred. . .
Miféle náció, ha a nyelve magyar?
-- Ó, Uram, -- szólt Áron – a székely is magyar,
Csak egy kicsivel több.  Igaz, hogy nem sokkal,
De több!  Legalább úgy három vagy négy fokkal.
Ott állt a sok fenyő keményen, vigyázzban,
Gyertyák pislákoltak ezer csíki házban,
Megkondult Csíksomlyó Máriás harangja,
S szelíd korholással szólt az Úr hangja:
-- Jól van, Áron fiam, és most tartsunk rendet:
Ez a „kicsivel több” megmagyaráz mindent.
Én megértettelek, és most érts meg Te is:
Kicsit ezért több a szenvedésetek is.

2010. december 18., szombat

Sajtó-helyreigazítás az MTI-hoz !!


Külföldi Hírszerkesztőség részére

Sajtó helyreigazítás kérése

Tisztelt Szerkesztő!

Sajnálatos módon nem először és nem kis erkölcsi kárt okozva testvéremnek, családunknak jelentetnek meg pontatlan és megalapozatlan információkat. Önök, mint Magyarország fő hírcsatornája rendkívüli erkölcsi felelősséggel rendelkeznek a pártatlan és pontos információáramlás tekintetében. Amit Önök publikálnak, azt a sajtó szentírásként és valóságként kezeli. Nem ez az első alkalom amikor felhívom figyelmüket, a pontos és pártatlan tájékoztatásra, és a hírek elferdítésétől való tartózkodástól.

Jelen esetben a december 18-i „ 39 embert vádolnak terrorizmussal a Rózsa-ügyben „  című tájékoztatásukkal kapcsolatosan a következő helyreigazítás megtételére hívom fel Önöket, új hír leközlésével és nem a régi átírásával.


„A vádlottak ügyészségi névsorában az első két helyen Mario Tadic Astorga és Tóásó Előd neve szerepe, mindkettőjüket a San Pedro börtönben tartják fogva.” - mondatuk, azt a látszatot keltette, hogy testvérem Tóásó Előd a másodrendű vádlott az ügyben , és ezt az átvevő sajtó ekképp is értelmezte, és néhány órával később a teljes magyar sajtó Tóásó Előd „ főbűnösségéről „ beszél. Ezzel ellentétben, ez a hír hamis, hiszen spanyol nyelvtudású kollegájuk biztosan figyelmesen elolvasta, és meghallgatta a Sosa ügyész és Betty Yaniquez kerületi ügyész sajtótájékoztatóját, amiben meg sem említették, mint fővádlottak között Tóásó Előd nevét.,sőt egyértelműen más személyek neve hangzott el ebben a tekintetben. A lista egy egyszerű lista, lényegtelen a sorrend, így kiemelni azt a tényt, hogy testvérem listavezető, ismételten egy sajtókáoszt okozott Magyarországon, és természetesen ismételten rossz fényt és erkölcsi kárt okoztak neki és családjának.

Testvérem bűnösségére eddig semmilyen bizonyítékot nem tártak fel, viszont a vádemelés a törvényes vádemelési határidőt követően 2 hónappal később került sor, így teljesen jogszerűtlen, mint a fogva tartása, mint a vádemelés ténye. Ennek ellenére emelt fővel várjuk és állunk a bírósági eljárás elé, annak ellenére hogy Bolíviában ebben az ügyben nem születhet tisztességes és pártatlan ítélet.


Kérem hírközléseiknél a jövőben szorítkozzanak a tényekre, és oly módon tegyék, hogy ezzel az egyébként is rossz helyzetben levő testvérem és családunk hírnevét még jobban ne rontsák.






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