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Latin America Must Unite To Face Coup Threats: President Arce

  • Citizens reject the U.S.-backed 2019 coup d'etat, Sacaba, Bolivia, Nov. 15, 2021.

    Citizens reject the U.S.-backed 2019 coup d'etat, Sacaba, Bolivia, Nov. 15, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @KawsachunNews

Published 17 November 2021

The Bolivian president warned that Washington works with the Latin American bourgeoisie to impose its interests on the continent.

During a meeting held on Tuesday at Brazil's Single Central Workers Union (CUT) headquarters in Sao Pablo, Bolivian President Luis Arce suggested that regional progressive governments and politicians should unite to confront the destabilizing attempts from right-wing sectors.


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"The challenge for the revolutionary parties is to make regional integration and cooperation a reality amidst the harassment of extremist anti-popular sectors, which seek to overthrow progressive politicians,” Arce stated and recalled the U.S. support to the 2019 coup led by Jeanine Añez in his country.

"The ties of the domestic bourgeoisie with U.S. interests are stronger than ever. That union makes them speak the same language, set the same priorities, and act the same way," the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) leader added.

Arce obtained 55,11 percent of the vote in the 2020 elections and is currently supported by 54,6 percent of Bolivians, according to a survey published by the Latin American Strategic Center for Geopolitics (CELAG) on November.

Despite this, far-right politicians called him a “dictator” and urged citizens to participate in anti-government rallies, which Bolivian trade unions and social movements strongly rejected.

“The violent opposition uses the concept of democracy in their way and convenience to seize with violence what our citizens have won with the MAS-led revolution,” activist Leonardo Loza said.

“The Añez regime destroyed the economy and violated the fundamental rights of our people. We will not allow that another coup attempt that recalls these actions occurs. We are going to defend our president,” he added.

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