Miami Judge Rules Bolivians Have Case Against Leaders Of 'Black October' Massacre
In January, New Times brought you the story of a handful of indigenous Bolivians who traveled to Miami to seek justice against two well connected former leaders who were in charge during a bloody massacre outside La Paz in 2003.
Jordan's ruling wasn't all good news for the Black October victims. He dismissed extrajudicial killings claims for three of the plaintiffs because they failed to show that their relatives could have died via "targeted killings."
But for the Bolivian families like Eloy Rojas Mamani, whose 8-year-old daughter Marlene was felled by a bullet through the family's front window, Jordan's ruling means they have a chance to keep fighting for some compensation from Goni and Berzain.
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