17 | 11 | 2019

We energically denounce the invasion of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela this Wednesday, 13th of November, in Brasília, by a group of provocative and violent supporters of the putschist, self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó. This is a criminal act and a very grave violation of international law, which guides the diplomatic relations between sovereign States.

Even more serious is that the extreme-right Government in Brazil, presided by Jair Bolsonaro, is conniving with the act. Previously, the Brazilian government had arbitrarily decided to welcome the representatives of the Venezuelan putschism in Brazil, giving the agrément to a false Ambassador to Brazil.

The Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the Chilean people in the face of massive human rights violations in the wake of the recent uprising that has moved to a general strike.

The Chilean government and its billionaire president Sebastian Piñera — who himself made a fortune off the so-called liberalization of the country — have reacted violently to mass protest resulting from decades of frustration with uneven distribution of wealth and empty promises since the end of the military dictatorship. Military rule ended Chile’s democratic road to socialism under President Salvador Allende and his Popular Unity coalition.

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) condemns the coup against the elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales.

We denounce, in the eyes of the world working class, the dirty role of the USA and the Organization of American States (OAS) as well as the reactionary forces of Bolivia that have organized the fascist coup.

That coup against the people of Bolivia confirms that imperialism acts ruthlessly. In Bolivia, almost the same methods are implemented again as in Chile, during the coup d’etat of the dictator Pinochet; when Salvador Allende stayed there and fought against the putschists, becoming a heroic symbol.

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns in the strongest terms the military coup in Bolivia that forced President Evo Morales to resign on November 10, along with Vice President Álvaro García-Linera, the leaders of the Bolivia Senate and Chamber of Deputies, as well as a host of government ministers.

All were under personal threat of violence from right-wing opposition forces if they did not resign. Morales, who had already agreed to a new round of elections early on November 10 in an effort to defuse rising tension and political violence across the country, ultimately resigned later in the day after the head of Bolivia’s armed forces, General Williams Kaliman publicly called for him to do so. This was a blatant and unacceptable encroachment of the military into Bolivia’s democratic system.

It is with joy that we followed live images of the release of Brazil’s former President Lula da Silva from incarceration.

Lula’s imprisonment since April 2018 was the result of an unfair political process, part of an institutional coup that led to President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, to prevent him from running in the presidential elections.

Lula’s freedom represents a blow against the undemocratic, authoritarian and far right forces, supported by the US, that have enforced a de facto coup d’etat in Brazil and have imposed severe regressive policies in the social, labour and democratic rights of the Brazilian people.

The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, spoke on Monday in reference to the events that occur in Bolivia, after the coup d’etat against the reelected indigenous leader Evo Morales was consummated.

Maduro recalled that the Bolivian president ruled a country with the support of more than 60% of the votes of the people, a presidential period that culminated in the month of January, when he had to swear as head of state again because he won the victory last 20 October.

Donald Trump gave the order to overthrow President Evo Morales, said the Venezuelan head of state, Nicolás Maduro Moros, during a meeting with governors, mayors and state protectors, held Monday in the Ezequiel Zamora room of the Miraflores complex from Caracas.

The president of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, condemned the position taken by some international sectors regarding the coup d’etat consummated this Sunday against the legitimate president of Bolivia, Evo Morales.

“There are sectors of international diplomacy that make lukewarm pronouncements and do not realize that in Bolivia a fascist coup such as (Augusto) Pinochet is imposed”, he said from the Ezequiel Zamora hall of the White Palace.

191111wfdyWe have witnessed today a coup d'etat against the legitimately constituted and elected government of the Plurinational State of #Bolivia. The extreme right coup executers, the military and police forces and the OAS, promoted the political and democratic destabilization that today impose to the Bolivian people a bloodshed.

We call to actions to reject the coup d'etat, we stand in solidarity with President #Evo #Morales, we reject his persecution and call on the international community to preserve his life. Furthermore, we express our solidarity with the people of the country who are now facing the involve of imperialist in their own country, creating dangerous conditions for their future.

The World Peace Council denounces strongly the Coup d’ Etat in Bolivia, sponsored and supported by the US Imperialists, hand in hand with the local oligarchy and their well-known instrument, the Organisation of American States (OAS). The subversive and destabilizing actions carried out after the Elections of 20th October in the country and the actions to divide and hijack the army and police led to the long desired and planned overthrow of the legitimately re-elected President Evo Morales. The orchestrated protests and aggressions of reactionary forces in the city of La Paz, the threats and attacks on politicians, Media and social movements, constitute fascist type of actions. The threats against Embassies such as the ones of Venezuela, Cuba and Mexico are further evidence for the intentions of the Coup. We underline as well the hypocrisy and arbitrary stand of the European Union which actually supported indirectly the Coup by not recognizing the results of the elections held.

On November 10, 2019, another coup d'état took place in the unyielding Latin America. Among the advances and setbacks of the Latin American peoples’ struggles, the coup that removes President Evo Morales from the Bolivian Government is undoubtedly one of the most aggressive setbacks of recent times. For this reason, democratic and peace organizations around the world are already expressing their solidarity with the Bolivian people in their resistance and struggle, in order to face with courage this plot’s development.

Against Evo's reelection with 47% of the votes in October, the coup-promoting Organization of American States (OAS) and the European Union felt entitled to demand a second round, questioning the elections’ legitimacy. They interfered in the internal affairs of the country while claiming to play the role of impartial election observers.

Real time web analytics, Heat map tracking

Your experience on this site will be improved by allowing cookies