After the coup d’etat perpetrated against the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, Donald Trump threatened the democracy and sovereignty of Venezuela and Nicaragua.
In a statement issued Monday night, US President Donald Trump considered the coup against Morales as a “significant moment” for democracy in the South American region and raised the alarm about the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and Daniel Ortega’s in Nicaragua.
“These events send a strong signal to the illegitimate regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua that democracy and the will of the people will always prevail,” said the US president.
The tenant of the White House also praised the efforts of the people and the Army of the Andean country for preserving democracy, freedom and its Constitution.
President Maduro from Venezuela said on Tuesday during a TV broadcast that Trump statement was nothing more than an open recognition of the US administration hands behind the coup d’etat against Evo Morales.
After almost three weeks of violent demonstrations, in the framework of a coup d’etat, promoted by the Bolivian opposition that did not accept the defeat of their leaders in the presidential elections held last October 20, Morales resigned on Sunday to “preserve peace” and after the Army Commander “suggested” he resign.
The Andean ex-president was denouncing the attempts of the opponents to destabilize the country and, to calm the situation, he called for dialogue and called new elections, but the opposition continued with its violent agenda in order to provoke a coup d’etat.
After his resignation, Morales accepted the political asylum offered by the Mexican government and left Bolivia on Monday for the Aztec country. “I will return with more strength and energy,” he said before leaving his homeland.
Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico and other regional and extra-regional countries have described the resignation of Evo Morales as a coup d’etat. Not so the USA
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) is scheduled to hold an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday to address “the situation in Bolivia.”
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Featured image: Donald Trump (left), president of the United States and the ex-president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, in a session of the UNSC where he denounced US imperialism, September 26, 2018. (Photo: AFP)
Translated by JRE/EF