La Paz: The week that ends today in Bolivia witnessed the arrest of de facto authorities and criticism of the intervention of the Organization of American States and rallies to achieve justice for the victims of massacres.
De facto former President Janine Anez; Former ministers Rodrigo Guzmán (Energy), Alvaro Coimbra (Justice) and former army commanders are in protective custody on charges of inciting sedition, conspiracy and terrorism, among others, in the coup case against Evo Morales in November 2019
Likewise, arrest warrants were issued on Friday against businessman Fernando Camacho, one of the main instigators of the coup, and former President of the Republic Yorko Nونñez.
The Bolivian right and the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, questioned these arrests as “persecution and political harassment.” The judicial procedures that seek to clarify the massacres of Sacaba (Cochabamba) and Syncata (La Paz), with balance. 33 dead and hundreds injured in 2019.
The Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded, with a statement, that Almagro had no manners or morals to interfere in internal affairs.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Plurinational State of Bolivia denies views of Luis Almagro intending to harm a democratically elected government, when at the time he was avoiding commenting on human rights violations during the de facto government led by Janine Anez.” He said .. the note.
For his part, Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the American-Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), Sasha Laurenti, confirmed that Almagro is jointly responsible for the coup in Bolivia.
Laurenti denounced that the current General Secretariat of the Organization of American States is fulfilling the foreign policy agenda dictated by the United States, which is a destabilizing factor for governments that are not in line with the interests of the northern country.
A statement issued by ALBA-TCP last Thursday warned the international community that Almagro’s actions constitute “a very serious violation of the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations (…) and only promote confrontation and destabilize democratic processes.”
He denounced the participation of that organization in the Bolivian coup in 2019, which – as the text states – denounced for the repression that unleashed racism and encouraged racism and intolerance against social movements and indigenous peoples.
In the name of justice for the victims and their families, hundreds of people took to the streets of La Paz on Thursday, supporting the arrest of the coup plotters, and rejecting the right’s criticism.
Likewise, the unity charter, which includes many social organizations, announced a march on March 22 in nine provinces of the country to support the government of Louis Ars and the process of change in them.
Due to the reactions of the civil committee, right-wing political parties, the hierarchies of the Catholic Church and the businessmen who belong to the media due to the apprehension of the previous authorities, the Alliance analyzed the national situation and issued a statement.
In the text it condemns the protest marches in rejection of the investigation by the Public Prosecutor called the coup case and condemns that these actions are a show of confrontation to destabilize the Arce administration.
The charter indicates that the recipe for those who lost the general elections on October 18, 2020, is already known, so it will not allow insults to the current elected administration with 55.10 percent of the vote.