And allowing all kind of nasty interpretations about interventionism...
Thatīs the way the Vietnam story started, creating social unstability and
distributing fear, right?
American Man Held After Deadly Blasts in Bolivia
March 23, 2006
LA PAZ, Bolivia Bomb blasts tore through two budget hotels and killed two
people in La Paz, and Bolivian police said a 27-year-old American admitted
Wednesday that he had carried out the attacks.
Police identified the suspects as Lestat Claudius de Orleans y Montevideo of
California and Alda Ribeiro Acosta, 45, of Uruguay. Local media reported
that the American man had mental health problems, and police said he had
been using a number of different names.
"The U.S. citizen admitted that he was the author of both crimes," police
Cmdr. Isaac Pimentel said.
At a news conference, the American suspect stood motionless under heavy
guard alongside the Uruguayan woman, his girlfriend. Both refused to
comment, but as the woman was taken from the police station to the news
conference, she shouted, "Kill my man, he's crazy!"
The blasts devastated the two hotels in downtown La Paz, blowing out windows
in neighboring buildings and showering debris on surrounding streets.
The first explosion occurred at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, killing two people and
injuring four others, firefighters said. The second blast came four hours
Police said two Bolivian doctors were killed in the first blast, but did not
give their names. A young American woman and a Colombian were among those
injured in that explosion, a medical worker said.
Soon after the second explosion, police arrested the two suspects in the
city of El Alto, which borders La Paz, the administrative capital.
"Both were carrying cartridges of dynamite and detonators," La Paz
prosecutor Jorge Gutierrez told reporters.
Pimentel said the two were also suspected of planning a bombing March 25 at
the Chilean Consulate in La Paz.
The U.S. Embassy in La Paz and State Department officials in Washington
confirmed that an American man had been arrested in connection with the
blasts but declined to comment.
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