Cuba closed ranks with its ally Evo Morales and called on the international community to condemn the "coup adventure of imperialism and the oligarchy" in Bolivia, in a statement from its foreign ministry published this Sunday.
"We call on the International Community to side with the legality and peace, in observance of International Law and the postulates of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace and to condemn the coup adventure of imperialism and oligarchy, "said the text, reproduced in local media.
Bolivian opponents star in violent protests in several cities in that country calling for the resignation of President Morales, considering fraudulent the result of the elections of October 20 that gave the president a winner for a fourth consecutive period.
"We express the firm support of the Cuban government and people to Brother Evo Morales Ayma, the legitimate President-elect of Bolivia, and the Change Process that this leads in favor of the great majority, which shows undeniable successes in an admirable economic growth and in the extraordinary social advances achieved, "said the Foreign Ministry.
He added that "sectors of the Bolivian opposition, with the support and leadership of the United States and regional oligarchies, have launched a coup d'etat with the aim of sneaking the electoral result to the Bolivian people."
Morales called for dialogue and to stop the violence, which already leaves a balance of three dead and 200 wounded, and that in the last hours included fires in the house of governors and the president's sister.
On Saturday afternoon, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel denounced an ongoing "coup d'etat" and sympathized with Morales.
"Brother President Evo, the Cuban people are by your side against violence and the coup d'etat. We strongly denounce the coup attempt," he wrote on Twitter.
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