Bolivia Expels Cuban Coup Plotter 

Bolivia’s immigration authorities have announced that they will be expelling Magdiel Jorge Castro, a Cuban national who has links with the far-right leader Fernando Camacho, and who has been living in Santa Cruz, from where he has coordinated propaganda efforts against Cuba. 

The counter-revolutionary Cuban entered Bolivia illegally in 2019, but then managed to obtain a visa. Since then, he has lived in the city of Santa Cruz where he was given a job by the far-right governor of the region, Fernando Camacho, in the departmental health service (SEDES).

From Santa Cruz, Magdiel Jorge Castro has led propaganda efforts against the Cuban revolution on social media, he has evened attacked the President of Bolivia, calling Luis Arce a ‘dictator’ in a recent tweet that he has since deleted. He is also a known associate of Yunior Garcia, who led violent protests against the Cuban revolution last year. 

On December 20th he was filmed inside the building of the Civic Committee of Santa Cruz, a fascist group that recently organized riots aimed at overthrowing the elected government of Luis Arce. During those recent mobilizations, far-right protesters carried out arson attacks against the building of the indigenous campesino federation (FSUTC) and vandalized the union hall of the Santa Cruz workers federation. 

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