12 | 11 | 2019

191111wfdyWe have witnessed today a coup d'etat against the legitimately constituted and elected government of the Plurinational State of #Bolivia. The extreme right coup executers, the military and police forces and the OAS, promoted the political and democratic destabilization that today impose to the Bolivian people a bloodshed.

We call to actions to reject the coup d'etat, we stand in solidarity with President #Evo #Morales, we reject his persecution and call on the international community to preserve his life. Furthermore, we express our solidarity with the people of the country who are now facing the involve of imperialist in their own country, creating dangerous conditions for their future.

The World Peace Council denounces strongly the Coup d’ Etat in Bolivia, sponsored and supported by the US Imperialists, hand in hand with the local oligarchy and their well-known instrument, the Organisation of American States (OAS). The subversive and destabilizing actions carried out after the Elections of 20th October in the country and the actions to divide and hijack the army and police led to the long desired and planned overthrow of the legitimately re-elected President Evo Morales. The orchestrated protests and aggressions of reactionary forces in the city of La Paz, the threats and attacks on politicians, Media and social movements, constitute fascist type of actions. The threats against Embassies such as the ones of Venezuela, Cuba and Mexico are further evidence for the intentions of the Coup. We underline as well the hypocrisy and arbitrary stand of the European Union which actually supported indirectly the Coup by not recognizing the results of the elections held.

On November 10, 2019, another coup d'état took place in the unyielding Latin America. Among the advances and setbacks of the Latin American peoples’ struggles, the coup that removes President Evo Morales from the Bolivian Government is undoubtedly one of the most aggressive setbacks of recent times. For this reason, democratic and peace organizations around the world are already expressing their solidarity with the Bolivian people in their resistance and struggle, in order to face with courage this plot’s development.

Against Evo's reelection with 47% of the votes in October, the coup-promoting Organization of American States (OAS) and the European Union felt entitled to demand a second round, questioning the elections’ legitimacy. They interfered in the internal affairs of the country while claiming to play the role of impartial election observers.

CODEPINK denounces the coup d’état in Bolivia that resulted in the resignation under duress of President Evo Morales. Bolivia has been rocked by violence over the past three weeks, as opposition protests raged under the pretext of alleged election irregularities, but which in hindsight look like a planned overthrow of the Bolivian government. Early on Sunday, November 10, President Morales offered to replace the members of the electoral body and hold new elections in an effort to stem the violence and ensure peace in the country. This gesture was immediately rebuffed by opposition leaders, who are clearly more interested in imposing a government of their own rather than respecting the will of Bolivian voters. 

“The OAS (Organization of American States), which has endorsed all coups in Latin America for 100 years, has stabbed Evo (Morales) in the back and is part of the coup – in Bolivia -“.

This was denounced this Sunday by the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, at the time of ruling on the events that occurred in Bolivia that have led to the resignation of the president of that country, Evo Morales.

During a telephone contact transmitted by the multistate Telesur, the Venezuelan president indicated that the report presented by the international organization on the elections in Bolivia “was the trigger for more violence (…) a report that is not capable of showing a single irregularity”.

The Venezuelan head of State and Government, Nicolás Maduro Moros, called on democratic governments, patriotic leaders, political, social and cultural movements in Latin America and the world to raise the flags of democracy in defense of Bolivia.

Before the consummate coup d’etat against President Evo Morales, Maduro denounced that the integrity of the indigenous leader is in danger due to the fascist onslaught of opposition groups in the southern country.

“The life of the companion, the Indian leader of Bolivia and the south, Evo Morales Ayma, is in danger, we must save Evo Morales, because the fascists with their hatred believe that the time has come to terminate Evo’s life”, he urged during a telephone contact transmitted by the Venezuelan State television.

Before the consummate coup d’etat against Bolivian President Evo Morales, the head of State and Government, Nicolás Maduro Moros, sent a message to the groups of the Venezuelan extreme right and urged them not to make false political calculations.

«To the Venezuelan fascist right I tell you, make no mistake, do not make false calculations. We want dialogue, peace, democracy, but if they cross the line, we will act firmly and totally attached to the Constitution to defend the people’s right to happiness”, said the President.

Once again Cuba, along the international community, left the United States (USA) isolated in the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN), after obtaining 187 votes in favor of the draft resolution to end the blockade imposed for the American nation against the Caribbean island for 60 years.

Among the countries, only three nations voted against: the US, Israel and Brazil, while Colombia and Ukraine abstained.

During the Assembly there were 40 representatives of States of the world that expressed their support for the island, including the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, who stressed that this American coercive measure constitutes a crime against humanity for its negative impacts on the Cuban population.

“Venezuela demands that the actions of economic and financial terrorism cease, as well as the unconventional warfare with lethal consequences against the people of Cuba and now also against the Venezuelan one (…) Only non-civilized ruling elites use economic asphyxiation as a weapon of mass destruction to impose their political preferences in sovereign countries. It is a criminal practice that fits into the category of crime against humanity”, said Thursday the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, during his speech at the session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), in NY.

Within the framework of its 74th regular session, the multilateral organization presented and voted for the twenty-eighth time, the resolution, “Need to end the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba”, which obtained the approval of 187 member states.

Bruno RodríguezDeclaration to denounce the United States pressures to undermine the support of Latin American countries to the Cuban Draft Resolution against the economic, commercial and financial blockade suffered by its people.

I thank you deeply for your attendance. I have invited you to attend this meeting with the purpose of denouncing, before the International Public Opinion, that the State Department of the United States of America has been carrying out intensive actions of pressure and blackmail against UN member states to erode the voting pattern in support to the Draft Resolution of the UN General Assembly entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba”, which will be considered by said body on November 6 and 7.

This Friday, in the framework of the Anti-Imperialist Meeting of Solidarity for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, a tribune and a concert for Peace in Latin America was held in the community of Barbosa, Republic of Cuba.

The event was attended by delegates from different social movements, who took a tour to learn first-hand the experience of the popular organization in response to the criminal economic blockade imposed by the United States.

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