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Eastern Bolivia Will Observe June 21 Public Holiday

Source: La Razón (Santa Cruz)
Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The governor of Bolivia's Province of Santa Cruz, Rubén Costas, has announced that, finally, his provincial government would observe the new, June 21, Año Nuevo Aymara, public holiday.

When this year's nationwide public holiday status was announced, last week (2010-06-09), many eastern provinces had refused to observe the holiday arguing that this was a holiday limited to the Andean region from which the current President, Evo Morales, hailed.

Despite his aforementioned announcement, governor Costas added that on June 21, he expected most businesses and factories to be open, as the inhabitants of his province had nothing to celebrate on that day (al considerar que el pueblo cruceño no tiene nada que celebrar).

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