Bolivian government warns that opposition seeks to destabilize the country

Edited by Ed Newman
2021-11-13 10:38:21


"We must be organized, we must be mobilized, in readiness to defend our process of change," urged President Arce. | Photo: La Razón

La Paz, November 13 (RHC)-- The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, reiterated Friday the complaint about the opposition's attempts to destabilize the country, and called on the Bolivian people to defend democracy achieved after the coup d'état of 2019.

During an event in the municipality of Llallagua in the department of Potosí, the president specified that "all the people of Potosí know that the Civic Committee participated in the coup d'état of 2019.  They were the ones who also provoked the deaths of more than 38 Bolivians in 2019 (...) It is a lying coup right wing."

"We must be organized.  We must be mobilized, in readiness to defend our process of change, a process that has built a country with development, that has identified, that has recognized our cultures," said the Bolivian president.

In turn, the Deputy Minister of Communications, Gabriela Alcón, said this Friday that the opposition uses Law 1386, on the National Strategy to Fight against the Legitimization of Illicit Gains and Financing of Terrorism, as a pretext to generate destabilization in the country.

"The issue of the Law (1386) is just a pretext being used by the opposition and civic groups to generate, what we have constantly denounced, destabilization of a democratically elected Government (...) they are looking for a coup d'état", she said.

The official commented that the actions carried out in the last days by the Bolivian right wing intend "to destabilize the Government (...) that is why we are showing all the openness to dialogue with the sectors involved, with the sectors that have been affected."

For his part, the former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, indicated that thanks to the courage and decision of the Bolivian people, the country recovered freedom and democracy by electing President Arce with 55.11 percent of votes in October 2020.

"Now, the coup plotters are promoting a 'strike' to achieve impunity for their crimes," Morales said and added that a destabilization process is underway and the right wing wants to take over the government.

The also head of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), urged to "promote, all united, departmental concentrations to support democracy and the management of our Government. United we are invincible, and mobilized we are unreachable".



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