The alleged discriminatory attitudes and wrong questions of former President Evo Morales with the aim of attacking the government were warned by the Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy, Néstor Huanca, during a meeting with the productive sectors of the Tropic of Cochabamba in Lauca.
The national head of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) attended the meeting, where, in addition to Huanca, the head of Rural Development and Lands, Remmy Gonzalez, was called to respond to a series of demands from the sectors that warned of taking pressure measures in cases where they were not taken care of.
In the meeting, which began this Thursday afternoon, Morales began to talk about things that “have nothing to do” with the demands of producers in Cochabamba, such as roads, jobs, and attacks on the government, according to Huanca.
Another one of the episodes that Huanca mentioned is that Morales referred to one of the administrators of the fish farms in the Tropics as “pisa chuño”, supposedly referring to the fact that people from that region should be in positions.
“How is it possible that a leader, who is a former president, refers to a professional colleague? In that sense, we are concerned about your situation. Unfortunately, we are hurt that we have lost the political sense, the political direction in which the process of change should be deepened,” he said.
The meeting in Lauca Ñ was attended by various advisers and officials from different institutions, including the manager of the Food Production Support Company (EMAPA), Franklin Flores, but, according to Huanca, he also suffered acts of discrimination because of Morales.
According to the minister, Flores was also “silenced” by the former president in response to the questions he raised about the professionals he brought from La Paz to manage the Emapa plants.
“The last straw is that (Evo Morales) kept talking about a fish plant that supposedly didn’t work; he himself went to check the plant, so how long? What happened to him? He rather had to practice what ama sua, ama llulla, and ama quella are,” he asked in a press conference.
Huanca questioned the behavior of Morales, who should not have stayed for the rest of the meeting and had to leave for “agenda” reasons. //agc