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ALBA-TCP Political Council condemns coup and calls for the defense of Bolivia

Alba tcpThe Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) Political Council held its eighth extraordinary meeting this Thursday in Managua, Nicaragua, and adopted a Final Declaration categorically condemning the coup against the government of Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.The event’s closing session was attended by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who emphasized, “ALBA countries are small in size, but large in dignity. Since the conquerors arrived, we have fought for our self-determination, fought against the monster of colonial expansionism.

”The Final Declaration rejected coup plotters’ self-proclamations as legitimate authorities, which violate the constitutional order of Bolivia, and demanded respect for the institutionality represented by the National State Assembly.In addition, condemned were opposition groups, which, with the support of foreign governments and the local oligarchy, are fully responsible for the violence unleashed in several of the country’s main cities, costing the lives of several Bolivian citizens.

“The countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) declare in a regular consultation session, to consider joint action with all governments of the world to allow the Bolivian people to be accompanied in the restoration of legality and the restitution of Bolivian President, brother Evo Morales Ayma.

The Alliance calls for the defense of Bolívar’s favorite daughter! , stated Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, upon reading the statement.Bolivian Foreign Minister, Diego Pary Rodríguez, and Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita González Fraga, among other representatives of ALBA-TCP member states, also participated in the special meeting.Meanwhile, this Thursday the Bolivian Senate swore in Monica Eva Copa, legislator from the Movement to Socialism (MAS), as its new president, and the Chamber of Deputies elected Sergio Choque, also a MAS member, as its new leader.

(Granma)

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