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16 Nov 2018 | 08:33 AM UTC

Bolivia: Military operation between Viacha and Corocoro Nov. 19

Bolivia News Alert

Defense official announce a military operation targeting smugglers between Viacha and Corocoro (La Paz department) starting November 19

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/24/2018, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION Viacha, Corocoro, La Paz

Event

The Bolivian military is planning to launch a military operation between the municipalities of Viacha and Corocoro in La Paz department starting on Monday, November 19. According to minister of defense, around 8000 soldiers will be deployed to the region to combat smuggling. The operation is expected to last for at least five days and further exercises are anticipated during the month of November.

Context

According to the minister, the objective of the operation is to reduce the amount of illicit material being transported to Bolivia from Chile.

Advice

Individuals in La Paz department, particularly near Viacha and Corocoro, are advised to monitor the situation and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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