Bolivia: Down with the civil-military coup!

Last Sunday, November 10, 2019, a civil-military and police coup d’état provoked the resignation of President Evo Morales Ayma and several members of his government, as well as the leaders of the governing legislature formed by the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

On the far-fetched pretext that there was electoral fraud in the last presidential elections held October 20 of this year, where Evo Morales obtained the majority of votes, the financial oligarchy, several army commanders, the national police, religious and fascist groups orchestrated by Yankee imperialism, undertook a coup to overthrow the Morales government.

After several days of violence and aggression against members of the governing group, the Organization of American States (OAS) intervened to have the election invalidated, giving a clear nod to the coup plotters, who went on the offensive the same day that the OAS announced its infamous conclusion.

Imperialism – Hands Off Bolivia!

Faced with these facts, the members of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) in Latin America and the Caribbean, declare the following:

1. We totally repudiate the civil-military coup d’état led by the oligarchy, far-right and fascist sectors.
2. We pledge unconditional support for the working class and the Bolivian people who have already occupied and recovered the capital La Paz and are taking massively to the streets across the country to defend their national sovereignty and reject the coup d’état.
3. We condemn the intervention of Yankee imperialism in these events in Bolivia. US imperialism – Out of Bolivia and all of Latin America!
4. We support the right to self-determination of the Bolivian people and their right to defend their national sovereignty. And we condemn imperialism’s persecution of Evo Morales.

We call on the working class and peoples of the world to take to the streets in solidarity with the Bolivian people.

International League for the Struggle of the Peoples
Provisional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean

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