Evo Morales condemns continued violence in Bolivia

Edited by Ed Newman
2019-11-11 10:38:13

Bolivian residents in Argentina hold placards that read "No to the coup" in support of Bolivian President Evo Morales.  (Photo: Reuters)

Cochabamba, November 11 (RHC)-- Former Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned Monday right-wing opposition leaders Carlos Mesa and Lusi Camacho for failing to stop the violence in the country and warned that they intend to blame him for such violence instead of taking responsibility following the coup against his constitutional government. 

"Mesa and Camacho, discriminators and conspirators, will go down in history as racists and coup plotters," Morales said in a tweet early Monday morning.  "That they assume their responsibility to pacify the country and guarantee the political stability and peaceful coexistence of our people.  The world and Bolivian patriots repudiate the coup."

He added that those behind the coup against his government, who had vandalized his home and burned his sister's residence "now lie and try to blame us for the chaos and violence they have caused.  Bolivia and the world are witnessing the coup."

He concluded his morning tweets by expressing his appreciation for the solidarity shown by supporters in Bolivia and abroad.  "Very grateful to the solidarity of the people, brothers and sisters from Bolivia and the world who reach out with recommendations, suggestions and expressions of recognition that give us encouragement, strength and energy.  They moved me to tears.  They never abandoned me; I will never abandon them," Morales said. 

Evo Morales and his former vice president, Alvaro Garcia Linera, will stay in Chimore in the central Department of Cochabamba to work with the people.  Evo stated: "We will come back and we will be millions -- as Tupac Amaru II said."


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