Bolivian Foreign Ministry denounces actions against media


November 9, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
La Paz, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Foreign Ministry denounced the actions of radical opposition groups against the country's media before the international community.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounces to the international community that on November 9, radical groups led by civic opposition leaders have promoted mobilizations in the vicinity of state and private media," the portfolio disclosed through a release.He said that in fact they attacked the workers and journalists, while forcing them to vacate their facilities, proceeding to the closure of broadcasts, 'a new evidence of attack on the human rights of media workers'.

Likewise, he added, they constitute a violation of the freedom of the press and the right to communication and the basic principles of the rule of law, unmistakable examples of the implementation of the plan aimed at a coup d'etat.

'The manifestations described move away from the public request of the president, Evo Morales, who summoned to install a Dialogue Table to the political leaders to pacify the country, protect democracy and the rule of law, but above all the unity and life of the Bolivians', concluded the text.

On the afternoon of this Saturday, the public media Bolivia TV and the radio station Red Patria Nueva were violently occupied by organized opposition groups that, after threatening the communication professionals, forced them to leave their jobs.

A few hours later, this clash of the losing candidate in the elections of October 20 and the Civic Committees of Santa Cruz and Potosi stoned the Abya Yala television network and in the late evening they destroyed the building where the antenna of the Unitel network is in Ciudad Satelite, in El Alto.

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