July 24, 2021

Bolivian candidate Carlos Mesa asks that his banking secrecy be lifted

Bolivian candidate Carlos Mesa asks that his banking secrecy be lifted



Former President of Bolivia Carlos Mesa (2003-2005) today asked the Financial Investigation Unit of the country to make public their banking movements, after announcing the weekend their application to the country's presidency for the 2019 elections.

In a message posted on Twitter, Mesa published a letter addressed to the head of the state entity, Teresa Morales, to which she asked to "provide clear information to the public" on their economic situation.

"I ask you to make public all the information, without a time limit, referring to my personal banking movements in the country's financial system," said Mesa, who said he did not have accounts abroad.

In a video posted on social networks, Mesa said last Saturday that he accepted the invitation of the Left Revolutionary Front (FRI) to run for the 2019 presidential elections in Bolivia.

Mesa thus constitutes the main option of a still dispersed Bolivian opposition that has proposed some proposals for unity to confront President Evo Morales, currently qualified to seek his fourth consecutive government.

Last August, the president, Evo Morales, and the vice president of Bolivia, Álvaro García Linera, were the first authorities in the country that opted to lift the secrecy of their bank accounts.

After that announcement other state officials, ministers and parliamentarians, assumed the same position, including some opponents within the public function as the mayor of La Paz, Luis Revilla.

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