With clear consciousness “not even the empire can defeat us,” said Bolivia’s president after learning of the U.S.-backed coup attempt.
Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed solidarity with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro on Friday after being informed of the U.S.-backed coup attempt against the country’s democratically-elected government.
“We all have the obligation to enforce respect of democracy and elections, and if we all have a clear conscious, not even the empire can defeat us,” said Morales, hours after Maduro’s announcement that the coup attempt had been thwarted.
An attempt against the democracy of the people
Morales criticized the plot to overthrow the government as an “attempt against the democracy of the people.”
The Bolivian leader said he spoke over the telephone with Maduro a couple of days ago regarding “delicate issues” and about sectors of society (right-wing opposition and other U.S. backed military officials) that do not respect democracy in the country or the will of the people when attempting to topple a legitimate government.
The Bolivian president emphasized that various intellectuals and left-wing leaders have told him that “they always believed that a revolution was carried out with arms and bullets, but that the indigenous have proved us wrong, by showing that it is through struggle and consciousness. So now, they have joined (our revolution) happily.”
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