Journalists in Cuba condemn attacks on colleagues and media in Bolivia


The Union of Journalists of Cuba (UPEC) condemned this Saturday what it described as “petty attitude of sectors of the Bolivian opposition” against Bolivian public media and journalists.

UPEC considered such procedures as the purpose of ‘silencing the voices that denounce the coup d'etat that is being carried out against the legitimate president of that nation, Evo Morales Ayma’.
The public media Bolivia TV (BTV) and the radio station Red Patria Nueva (RPN) were violently occupied by organized opposition groups that, after threatening communication professionals, forced them to leave their jobs, the statement said.

Those who claim to defend democracy act with their backs to order and laws, in the style of dictatorships that once spilled so much blood in Latin America and the Caribbean and that with impunity censored and hid the truth, adds the text disclosed here.

Similarly, UPEC repudiates the savage and cowardly attack on the radio of the Single Trade Union Confederation of Peasant Workers of Bolivia (Csutcb), where it was forcibly tied to a tree? As if it were a vulgar prisoner? Jose Aramayo, director of this community media outlet, ’continues the message.

“The ultra-right opposition seeks to silence the press to perpetrate the coup d'etat and thus ignore the decision of two million 889 thousand 359 voters who re-elected last October 20 to the indigenous president, Evo Morales, leader of the Movement to Socialism,” underlines the trade union organization of Cuban press professionals.

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