Argentinian sociologist warns of coup attempt in Bolivia
Atilio Boron called on the Movement for Socialism (MAS) to unite and close ranks to avoid serious consequences.
Argentine sociologist and political scientist Atilio Boron warned about the attempts of right-wing forces to carry out a coup against Bolivian president, Luis Arce.
On his social media pages, the analyst denounced the vicious aggression by opposition factions and urged the Movement for Socialism (MAS) to unite to evade a tragedy that holds serious consequences.
Un golpe de estado en contra del gobierno de Arce sería el preámbulo de una tragedia de proporciones. La derecha aprendió del golpe del 2019 y, en caso de reincidir reprimiría con saña y "no dejaría títeres con cabeza". ¡Que nadie se llame a engaño! https://t.co/gle7z38dyj— Atilio Boron (@atilioboron) November 7, 2022
Boron warned that if the fascist and right-wing parties insist on their intentions, it will plunge the country into a bloodbath much worse than the previous one, referring to the coup against former president Evo Morales that led to a period of violence and human rights violations in the country.
At the end of October, the governor of the Bolivian province of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Luis Fernando Camacho, abandoned talks with the Arce government and called to reach an agreement on the National Population and Housing Census. According to analysts, this process is used as a pretext to maintain an indefinite strike, which, according to analysts, attempts to destabilize the country and reduce Arce's mandate.
You can read Atilio Boron's contributions to Al Mayadeen English here.
Bolivian President warns of unrest as right-wing demands early census
Bolivian President Luis Arce warned last week that far-right conservative politicians who seek to repeat a coup d'état are fomenting violence in Santa Cruz's civic strike.
"Today, Bolivia is once again threatened by those who, unable to contribute to democracy, bet on confrontation and violence," he denounced.
"Only the People have an authentic democratic conviction because they know that they are the majority," Arce said during the inauguration ceremony of the new military commanders.
"The place of the Armed Forces is with its people, who have expressed their will to live together in peace and democracy. Their obligation is to defend the legally constituted government," Arce said.
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