RUBEN COSTAS, GOVERNOR OF SANTA CRUZ, WARNS GOVERNMENT AGAINST MILITARY ACTION!
excerpts of his speech captured below in a video clip
translated into English:
...we know that the government has put on alert 6300 troops. Don't provoke the people. Don't try to arrest leaders of Santa Cruz or declare a state of emergency. It will be like throwing gasoline on fire. I don't say this with belligerence. The people will never support such an action. Don't do anything stupid.