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Mexican Embassy in Bolivia is surrounded by dozens of police

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Dozens of Bolivian police officers were deployed around the Residence of the Mexican Embassy in La Paz, where former ministers of the Evo Morales Administration required by Justice are welcomed.

The Mexican Embassy in Bolivia reported on twitter about the "strong operating around" of his residence, located in a neighborhood in the southern area of ​​La Paz, with a photograph of uniformed motorcycle. The diplomatic legation also shared a video in which Bolivian agents are deployed on a hill adjacent to the condominium where the residence is located.

Preventive patrolling

Police Major Gustavo Terán told the media that they received a neighbors complaint about the presence of "suspicious people who do not live in the condominium", before which they requested reinforcements to make a "preventive patrol" for the place, including the adjacent hills.

Finding nothing, the reinforcements were removed and only the personnel assigned to the security of the diplomatic legation remained, he added. The officer clarified that the police did not enter the residence, nor can they do it, because their work is only of "preventive security in the surroundings and not inside the embassy".

Since last November, the Mexican residence has hosted several former officials of the Evo Morales Government, including some former ministers investigated for crimes such as terrorism and sedition.

Police Siege

The Mexican authorities have claimed that they considered a "siege" of the Police to its dependencies in Bolivia, although the Bolivian Government justified that the security was due to a request from the then ambassador, María Teresa Mercado, and before a possible protest by groups related to Morales.

On December 30, the interim Government of Jeanine Áñez declared unpleasant people to Mercado and two Spanish diplomats accusing them of damaging the country's sovereignty. The Bolivian decision originated in the visit on December 27 of the Spanish diplomats accompanied by "hooded" and "presumably armed" individuals to the Mexican ambassador, at his residence in La Paz.

The transitional Executive interpreted that there was an intention to evacuate the former ministers, something that the Spanish government He has denied at all times. The Spanish Government assured that it was a "courtesy" visit, that the diplomats were accompanied by "security personnel" for their own protection and responded with the expulsion of three Bolivian representatives accredited in Spain.

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