JOSE BRECHNER on April 16, police officers entered a downtown hotel in Santa Cruz de la Sierra and killed three men who were sleeping under the presumption that they were mercenaries who went to Bolivia to assassinate President Evo Morales. A day earlier in the same city, a bomb exploded at the home of the cardinal Julio Terrazas, who has had countless setbacks with Morales, who is stubborn in eradicating the Catholic religion and the power of the Church in the Andean nation. Before entering the hotel, the police disconnected the surveillance cameras and erased the computer data of the guests. Immediately, with unusual efficiency, and without data provided by the alleged conspirators, because by then they were dead, they discovered what they called an array composed of old rifles with the seal of the Bolivian army, in a place completely away from the site of the event, belonging to the cooperative of phones from Santa Cruz. During the RAID there any police injured, nor evidence of gunfire in no place more than in the room of the deceased, however agents claim to have had a shootout with suspects, denied by the residents of the hotel made. The victims are an Irishman, a boliviano-hungaro and a Croat.
Almost simultaneously arrested on other points, to a boliviano-croata and another Hungarian. Days later, on April 23, the Bolivian police raided a synagogue in the town of Rurrenabaque, a tourist centre 400 kilometers from La Paz, where detained briefly and without explanation to Israeli backpackers who were in the place. The chancelleries of Dublin, Budapest and Zagreb, spoke out in defense of their minions killed, and initiated the occupations corresponding to demanding that the Bolivian Government that clarify the situation, which may result in serious penalties for the indigenous regime that worked illegally, eliminating suspects without offering surrender nor give option to a trial.