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Trial Over Civilian Deaths In Bolivia Gets Underway in Fla.

Law360, Fort Lauderdale (March 6, 2018, 9:17 PM EST) -- A trial of a former Bolivian president and a government minister over soldiers' alleged wrongful killing of eight bystanders during protests in 2003 opened Tuesday in a Florida federal court with contrasting portrayals of the defendants' roles but an undeniable agreement on the underlying events.

“What happened was tragic. All of the plaintiffs had loss,” Williams & Connelly partner Ana Reyes conceded in her opening statement in defense of ex-President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and former Minister of Defense José Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, who face claims...
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