Bolivia Defense Minister Sacked Over a Vest

Yes, you read the title right.  Bolivia’s defense minister has been called out for wearing a piece of clothing that referred to Bolivia claiming a stretch of coastline that originally belonged to Chile while helping with flood relief.  Mr. Ledezma was only delivering clean drinking water to the area affected by the flood.  Ledezma claims that he put on the vest after getting cold.  The president of Bolivia had to formally apologize for the choice in apparel for the defense minister. Ledezma was replaced shortly after.  The president claims that as a person in one of those position that there is no way to be autonomous.  When you are in that kind of position, autonomy is no longer possible for the person, they then become a representative of the country. This was a small error that caused major consequences on the part of Bolivia.  This was a time to drop political differences and to help those in need, but that was not the case here.


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