(CNN Spanish) – The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced his resignation on Sunday, after several weeks of protests in the country and the same day that the OAS concluded that there were irregularities in the elections of October 20. Before the news several presidents, leaders and figures of Latin America reacted. This is what they said:
In Bolivia, the former president and opponent of Evo Morales in the last elections, Carlos Mesa, described what happened on Sunday as "the end of tyranny." “To Bolivia, to its people, to young people, to women, to the heroism of peaceful resistance. I will never forget this unique day, ”Mesa said in his Twitter account.
The leader Luis Fernando Camacho, president of the Santa Cruz Civic Committee and who for days insisted on asking Morales to resign, said on social networks that "our struggle is not with weapons is with faith."
Mexico's president Andrés Manuel López Obrador tweeted that on Monday the country's position will be widely known. "We recognize the responsible attitude of the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, who preferred to give up exposing his people to violence," he said.
Now, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, assured via Twitter that his country would offer political asylum to Evo Morales, "in accordance with his tradition of asylum and non-intervention." In another message, he said that in Bolivia “there is an ongoing military operation, we reject it, it is similar to those tragic events that bloodied our Latin America last century. ” He added that Mexico maintains “its position of respect for democracy and institutions. Hit no. ”
For his part, the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, said on Twitter that Bolivia suffered a "coup d'etat" that "undermines democracy" and expressed its "solidarity" with Evo Morales. In other publication He argued that "the opposition coup strategy" has unleashed "deaths, hundreds of wounded and condemnable expressions of racism."
Along the same lines, the president-elect of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, tweeted that "a coup d'etat has been consummated in Bolivia." Y he added that the "Institutional breakdown in Bolivia is unacceptable." “We will strongly defend democracy throughout Latin America. After this institutional breakdown, Bolivia must return as soon as possible to the path of democracy through the popular vote ”, full.
The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed in a statement its "deep concern about the serious irregularities" shown in the report of the Organization of American States. "Brazil considers the convening of new general elections pertinent in response to the legitimate protests of its people and the recommendations of the OAS, following the finding of serious irregularities."
The former president of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was released recently, spoke on his Twitter account and how Díaz-Canel spoke of a "coup d'etat":
The Foreign Ministry of Colombia said in a statement that "invites representatives of state institutions, different political parties and society as a whole to work hand in hand to ensure a peaceful transition process." In addition, he urgently requested a session of the Permanent Council “in order to find solutions to the complex institutional situation” of Bolivia.
The government of Peru said in a statement that the holding of new general elections in Bolivia must be given with "guarantees of transparency" and the accompaniment of the OAS and other international entities.
In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro expressed through Twitter his rejection of Morales's resignation with a message similar to that of the Cuban government: "We categorically condemn the consummate coup d'etat against the brother president @evoespueblo."
On the contrary, Venezuelan deputy Julio Borges, an opponent of the Maduro regime, published: "Why hasn't the same thing that just happened in Bolivia happened in Venezuela?" And replies that "the explanation is in Cuba."
The Government of Guatemala said in a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that "it votes for a peaceful transition that guarantees an electoral process, transparent, that allows the soon return to democracy."
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