This Wednesday, the international community unanimously rejected the attempted coup d’état that took place in Bolivia and supported its president, Luis Arce, who denounced “irregular movements” by some Army units. headed by its general commander, Juan José Zúñiga.

>>> You can also read: He is Juan José Zúñiga, former commander of the Bolivian Army who threatened a coup d’état

From Paraguay, the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, categorically stated that the organization will not tolerate “any form of violation of the legitimate constitutional order in Bolivia.” after the deployment of soldiers in front of the Government headquarters in La Paz.

Given what happened, the pro tempore president of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) and president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, called an “emergency” meeting with the leaders of the countries of the regional organization to “condemn the fascism that today attacks democracy in Bolivia and demand full respect for civil power and the Constitution.”

Also, in a message shared on X, the General Secretariat of the Andean Community (CAN) “strongly” rejected any act that “attack against democracy” of Bolivia, a member of this organization.

Which governments reacted to the situation in Bolivia?

For its part, the United States government responded to EFE, through a brief written statement, saying that the White House is “closely monitoring” the situation and urged “calm and moderation,” without mentioning the phrase “coup d’état” that Arce has used.

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said during an event with businessmen: “We are denouncing a coup d’état against Bolivian democracy,” and claimed to have spoken with both his Bolivian counterpart and former President Evo Morales, to whom he confirmed his full support.

From his account on X, the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, He regretted the “attack on democracy and the Bolivian people” and extended “all solidarity” to the Arce Government in the face of “the attempted coup d’état underway.”

In turn, the Government of Nicaragua, through its vice president, Rosario Murillo, He maintained that the facts “indignate us all.”

For his part, another of Arce’s allies in the region, the Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, said that “In Latin America, coups never worked,” in a first reaction after the deployment of the military in La Paz.

The Brazilian leader assured in X that “Brazil’s position is clear. I am a lover of democracy and I want it to prevail throughout Latin America.”

The Foreign Ministry in Brasilia also condemned “in the strongest terms” what happened.

For his part, the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, invited “all the Bolivian people to democratic resistance,” while the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, expressed his “strongest condemnation” of what happened.

The president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, did not hesitate to demonstrate his “concern” and reiterated his support “for democracy in the brother country and for the legitimate Government of Luis Arce”, condemning “the unacceptable action of force.”

From Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou asserted that the coup attempt “attacks the democratic and constitutional order.”

The Ecuadorian Government also did not take long to speak out through its Foreign Ministry, regretting the “events that occurred in Bolivia” and making “hopes for the validity of democracy, the rule of law and respect for the established constitutional order”.

The reaction of the Peruvian Government came through its prime minister, Gustavo Adrianzén, who likewise rejected “any attempt to violate the rule of law.”

Likewise, the president of Guatemala, Bernardo Arévalo, pointed out that “force is not the way” to “build free and democratic nations.”

The European Union condemned “any coup attempt” and expressed “its solidarity with the Government and the Bolivian people,” according to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.

Coincidentally, the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, “roundly” condemned the military movements in Bolivia and called to “respect democracy and the rule of law.”

>>> You can also read: President Petro expressed his rejection of the “military coup in Bolivia”


Leave a Reply