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Lula Da Silva will visit Bolivia to support Luis Arce after the coup attempt

Lula Da Silva will visit Bolivia to support Luis Arce after the coup attempt
Lula Da Silva will visit Bolivia to support Luis Arce after the coup attempt

The President of Brazil, Lula Silvaconfirmed that will visit Bolivia on July 9 to “strengthen (Luis) Arce and democracy”, after the failed Coup d’état in that country that occurred on June 26. He will also have a meeting with Bolivian businessmen to demonstrate that “Only democracy is capable of allowing Bolivia to grow.”

Bolivia experienced hours of great tension on June 26 when local army troops under the command of General Juan José Zúñiga occupy the country’s main square, illegally enter the government house and ask for the formation of a new cabinet.

Quickly, the president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, He denounced the movement of troops as “irregular” and called for “respect for democracy”. In parallel, both within his country and in the rest of the world there was a barrage of sentences to the attempted coup d’état led by Zúñiga. Lula Da Silva was one of the most emphatic in condemning the incident.

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“I am against the coup, I am in favor of democracythat is why I am going there to strengthen Luis Arce, strengthen democracy and show the businessmen that it is very important that Bolivia continues to be governed democratically,” he stressed this Thursday. Lula Silva in an interview for Itatiaia radio.

“I know well Evo Morales), I know well Luis Arce, I am friends with both of them, since before they were president, since before I was president. I will be in Santa Cruz de La Sierra on the 9th“, he assured Lula.

The Bolivian government arrested 17 people linked to the failed coup attempt

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Coup troops in front of the Quemado Palace, the seat of the Bolivian government.

The government of Bolivia announced the detention of 17 people, among active and retired military personnel and several civilians, for their alleged connection to the failed coup against the president Luis Arce.

“A total of 17 people have been arrested for having attempted to carry out a coup d’état,” the Minister of Government (Interior) said at a press conference, Edward of the Castle.

“The Bolivian government had prior information about a coup plan before the country’s top military commander and his troops forcibly entered the presidential palace,” the minister said.

The detained soldiers could face prison sentences of between 15 and 30 years

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The coup-plotting general Juan José Zúñiga.

The coup-plotting general Juan José Zúñiga.

Zuniga He was arrested like the former Navy commander Juan Arnez Salvadorsaid del Castillo, adding that Nearly a dozen soldiers have been arrested and could face prison sentences of between 15 and 30 years.

Bolivia’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Héctor Arce Zaconeta, said in a meeting that around 200 soldiers had participated in the coup attempt.

“I urge the authorities to carry out a thorough and impartial investigation into the allegations of violence and reports of injuries,” said United Nations (UN) Human Rights Chief Volker Turk.

Source: Ambito

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