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President Maduro repudiated the coup d'état in Bolivia

"From Venezuela we reject the fascist act against democracy in Bolivia," said the head of state

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, denounced this Wednesday before the international community that a coup d'état against his counterpart Luis Arce is brewing in the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

“We are from Venezuela denouncing a coup d'état in Bolivia. We call on the Bolivian people to defend democracy. No to fascism! “He expressed.

The head of state on behalf of the people of Venezuela rejected the fascist act against democracy in Bolivia. “At this moment, forces that have betrayed their oath of loyalty to the State have taken over the Presidential Palace in La Paz,” he said.

“That is the path that fascists, extremists want, coups d'état, destabilization, destruction and chaos,” Maduro stressed.

The national president reported that he spoke by telephone with his counterpart Luis Arce, the líder and former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, and the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro.

Maduro warned that Latin America has to take care of its democracy.


Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, in her capacity as pro tempore president of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), urgently called on the presidents of the member countries of the multilateral organization to condemn the fascism that today attacks democracy in Bolivia.

Castró urged to demand full respect for civil power and the Constitution. “The military forces have once again carried out a criminal Coup d’état.”

The president of Honduras also expressed on behalf of Celac all her unconditional support for the brother people of Bolivia, for President Luis Arce and for former President Evo Morales.

El president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Luis Arce, denounced this Wednesday the irregular mobilization of the Bolivian Army, in this sense he called for an alert to the international community.

In this same order, the former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, also made a call “to defend Democracy against the coup d'état that is being brewed at the head of General Zuñiga. “We declare an indefinite general strike and road blockade.”

Morales stressed that “the Coup d'état is brewing,” detailing that “at this moment, personnel from the Armed Forces and tanks are deployed in Plaza Murillo.”

For her part, the Minister of the Presidency, María Nela Prada, denounced an attempted coup d'état in Bolivia promoted by a fraction of the military who arrived in uniform and balaclavas in tanks to Plaza Murillo in the city of La Paz, reports the Bolivian News Agency.

Prada recorded a video from inside the Casa Grande del Pueblo, where she reported on the movement of tankettes.

“I want to denounce to the Bolivian people and the international community an attempted coup d'état here in the Plurinational State of Bolivia,” the minister denounced in the recording of just over three minutes that she posted on her Facebook account.

The movement of the military tanks began after 14:30 p.m. this Wednesday. They were stationed around Murillo Square, the center of political power in Bolivia, where the Executive and Legislative bodies operate.

Given the deployment, officials from the Casa Grande del Pueblo came out to arrest them. Several of them arrived at the corner of Comercio and Ayacucho streets and demanded that they leave the place, but the uniformed officers responded with gas.

Prada pointed out that it is “a faction of the Army that has mobilized, that has removed the people who were in Plaza Murillo and that at this moment they are not allowing the entry of other people.”

“They have taken the four corners of the entrance to Plaza Murillo. There are also troops on the four corners, there are troops inside Plaza Murillo and there are troops on the front of the Government Palace. This is what is happening right now from the Big House of the People. It is June 26, 15:23 p.m.,” the minister explained.

After 15:30 p.m., Army commander General Juan José Zúñiga descended from one of the tanks that was located in front of the historic Palacio Quemado.

"Today the Army, the Air Force and the Bolivian Navy are mobilized, they are in emergency, they are garrisoned," he indicated.

Around 15:50 p.m., the military entered the Quemado Palace, where you reach the Casa Grande del Pueblo. They used a small tank to force the metal door.

Prada recalled that this was warned at the time, however, he assured that "the people are alert, the Bolivian people are alert, the organizations are also alert to defend our democracy, which is the most valuable thing we have."

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