La Paz - Bolivia will start a penal process against Brazilian magazine Veja, because of slandering Presidency Minister Juan Ramon Quintana and official Jessica Jordan, to whom the Brazilian magazine linked with drug traffickers, said minister Amanda Davila (Prensa Latina).
The Bolivian government regarded the article in the Brazilian magazine as slandering, and demanded proof showing the link of Quintana and Jordan with drug-trafficking in Brazil.
"There will be a process against the magazine, because of the way in which it was published that was organized by opposition senator Roger Pinto and his supporters," said Davila.
"This kind of publications are organized and paid by some political interest of the opposition," said Davila.
Pinto is accused by embezzlement of funds and other crimes.
He asked for asylum in the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz because of possible political prosecution.
He has 20 penal processes against him and is involves in the massacre in September 2008 in the Amazon city of Cobija.