Ban Kimoon voices concern about violent confrontations in Bolivia

“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. 26 November 2007United 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.

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