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
The WPC condemns the Coup and demands respect to the will expressed by
the Bolivian people and calls upon all peace loving people and forces in
the world to be alerted for the dangerous developments and threats
deriving from this Coup for the whole region. The Coup in Bolivia
reminds us of the darkest days in the history of Latin America. We
express our solidarity with the Bolivian people to defend their right to
decide alone and freely for their destiny and leadership and to become
masters of their country and wealth.
We call upon members and friends of the WPC to react and condemn,
protesting the Coup in all countries.
Down with the Coup!
Down with Imperialism!