Statement for seeking asylum in US
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In order to obtain asylum in the U.S., Lorgio "Yoyo" Balcazar Arroyo, former manager of the Pro Santa Cruz Committee, admitted to authorities in that country that was part of "departmental advisory committee" since October 2008, an organization that was responsible for "defense" against a possible attack regional MAS, and involved former military and professional Santa Cruz.
The press had access to a copy of a statement attributed to former Civic, which mentions that the retired generals and Lucio Áñez Gary Prado, Carmelo Paz, manager of the Rural Electrification Cooperative (CRE), Luis Orlando Justiniano, a former director of Center of Conciliation and Arbitration of the Chamber of Industry, Trade, Services and Tourism of Santa Cruz (Cainco), Alejandro Melgar, lawyer for the center, and himself were the first members of this committee.
This was organized to "resist the repeated threats of MAS on a possible civil war and peasant siege" to the capital Santa Cruz, in September 2008.
The body, according Balcazar, must support the militia of Eduardo Rózsa Flores, but for various reasons, it received a "poor institutional support, resulting in a constant cut in resources for even basic things, then the requirements facts were not initially provided.
Rózsa Flores, Santa Cruz by birth but with Croatian and Hungarian nationality, was shot dead on 16 April last year during a police operation in the Las Americas, Santa Cruz. Along with him were killed Romanian and Irish Magyarosi Árpád Michael Dwyer, while the Bolivian Mario Tadic and Croatian Hungarian Toas Elöd are held from 18 April at the prison in San Pedro.
According to the minutes, Balcazar said "in mid October 2008 I was ordered to attend a meeting with Caramel Peace" in the homes of retired Gen. Gary Prado Salmon. "At that meeting, Alejandro (Melgar) said it had reached a person who would love to help and decided that General Lucius Áñez meet with him and determine whether he could join us or not."
Balcazar said that in total there were three meetings of the Prado's house, which was unanimously resolved that members of this preparation is limited to departmental consultations and that the group would depend on regional political leaders.
At a third meeting, at the suggestion of Prado, decided to "lift geographic information menders have maps and bridges, but mainly roadside information points where MAS has its strengths."
Rózsa, after talking to Áñez, was introduced "as Luis Hurtado, a journalist with extensive experience in past conflicts (former Yugoslavia)."
A fourth meeting took place at Hotel Santa Cruz Buganvillas said Balcazar, where Rózsa presented a plan to defend the city. From that moment, only three of the founders of the committee came regularly to the work sessions, but Prado left the core, so weakened and no one could take the lead.
But rumors that circulated Rózsa maintained contact with groups that, according Balcazar, "traditionally been infiltrated" by governments, and if the rumors reached the Pro Santa Cruz Committee, it was logical that also come to the Executive.
Days later, he said Balcazar, Rózsa "sent me, without consultation, a person to be our contact, Dr. Alexander Brown, a young lawyer" who had been dragged out of jail a few young men of the Santa Cruz Youth Union (UJC ) who were arrested for making public institutions.
Security measures were relaxed, and "in the absence of discretion in the management committee and the permanent change in management structure of the group, decided to leave the commission and made him meet Mr. Carmelo Paz reasons for my decision, who understood them.
Days later, Balcazar said, was carried on the police operation at the Las Americas and precautelar Pro Santa Cruz Committee and their physical safety and his life, left the country and sought asylum in the U.S. in June last year.
Balcazar made his announcement to seek asylum in the United States.
Prado admitted encounters.
None of the persons mentioned in the document attributed to Lorgio Balcazar, former manager of the Pro Santa Cruz Committee, could be located yesterday. However, timely, Duty collected earlier statements by former Gen. Gary Prado, who admitted having met with Eduardo Rózsa Flores, who introduced him as a journalist and interviewed him for a publication of Eastern Europe.
Prado said the militiaman handed him a copy of that magazine, although it is written in a language not known and no one could translate it.
Concurrently, retired General Lucius Áñez publicly stated that he met Rózsa an opportunity to dialogue with the Prado and the veteran of the Balkan War interviewed him to find details of the movement that ended the dictatorship of Luis Garcia Meza.
Neither could be located to Carmelo Paz, manager of the Rural Electrification Cooperative (CRE).
Orlando Luis Justiniano, Alejandro Melgar and Alejandro Brown left the country after they break up the militia.
In the paper, engraved with the name of Lorgio Balcazar Arroyo and a firm political control is mentioned Santa Cruz on the irregular group.
The U.S. law severely penalty of perjury, which is considered a felony criminal category. Lorgio Balcazar Arroyo stated, under oath, the reasons for requesting asylum in the country's north