Evo Morales insists on a democratic solution to the crisis in Bolivia
Buenos Aires, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Former Bolivian President Evo Morales insisted this Wednesday on a democratic and peaceful solution to the political crisis following the coup d'état that forced him to resign last November.
Morales reacted to a letter sent by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, warning of the intention of the de facto government of the South American nation to extend its term in power.
'Even from the U.S. Congress they are demonstrating in favor of respect for human rights in #Bolivia and against the extensionist efforts of the de facto government. Everyone agrees that the way out of the crisis is through democratic and peaceful means,' the former president wrote on Twitter.
In the letter, the politicians also ask Pompeo to take the necessary steps to guarantee free elections without persecution of the opposition on 6 September.
They also highlight the repressive acts of the de facto government, especially the massacres in Senkata and Sacaba, where the joint action of the military and the police left a toll of 30 dead, almost a hundred injured and dozens of detained as a result of the excessive use of force and means against peaceful civilians.
The letter to the U.S. Secretary of State is signed by lawmakers Christopher Murphy, Patrick Leahy, Benjamin Cardio, Tim Kaine, Bernard Sanders, Chris Van Hollen and Eduar Maiky.
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