Bolivian man crosses the country on foot seeking right to withdraw part of his pension fund

Melgar wants a meeting with President Arce to explain why he, like many other Bolivians, ask for the right to withdraw part of their contributions to the government pension fund, as Chile has done.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (EFE) At a slow pace but firm in his convictions, Bolivian Gonzalo Melgar has already walked 550 kilometers and still has some 380 kilometers to go to reach his goal and walk to the seat of the Government of Bolivia to ask President Luis Arce in person for the withdrawal of part of the contributions he has made to the Pension Fund Administrator (AFP).

The 53-year-old Bolivian told EFE that he decided to start this pilgrimage last May 10 from eastern Santa Cruz, driven by the desperation of having to support seven children with . . .

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