Buenos Aires, November 13 (RHC)-- Argentinean President-elect Alberto Fernández has criticized the U.S. stance on Bolivia’s political upheaval, which saw long-standing leftist leader Evo Morales resign under pressure and seek asylum in Mexico.
Fernandez also slamed the Organization of American States (OAS), which had said in an audit of Bolivia’s October 20 election, won by Morales, that the result should be annulled due to “irregularities.”
“In my opinion, the United States has regressed decades. It returned to the bad times of the 70s,” Fernandez told a local radio station, adding that it was “guaranteeing military interventions against popular, democratically elected governments.”
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday hailed Morales’ departure as good for democracy, a view that clashed with other leaders in the region, including that of Fernandez who has backed Morales and said he was the victim of a coup.
Alberto Fernandez is due to take over Latin America's third largest economy in December, taking the reins from the right-wing Mauricio Macri who had a close relationship with Washington and Trump.