Havana, 14 December. Bolivia’s President Luis Arce this Wednesday reiterated his support for Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez, sentenced to six years in prison for fraudulent administration of public funds and Peru’s former President Pedro Castillo ousted after a failed coup. Gone.
Speaking at a special session in the Cuban Parliament on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our Americas (ALBA), Arce warned of the existence of “democratic zones” that “don’t give up on the left (…) and their continued oppression of legitimately constituted governments”.
“Foreign interference, political instability and disrespect for the will of the majority remain the main threats to the region,” he warned.
Bolivia’s president said what worries him most is the “vile use of state powers for political purposes”.
In this sense, Arce said that Fernández de – who has declared that she will not be a “candidate for anything” in the 2023 presidential elections because of her conviction – should be excluded from political life because of the “mechanization of the judiciary and the media”. was removed. Device”.
Regarding Castillo – with the prosecutor’s request for 18 months of preventive detention and who is being investigated for an alleged crime of rebellion – he reported facing “constant siege and harassment” from the “Peruvian legislature”. Is kept.
Arce recalled a joint statement by the governments of Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia in which he assured that the former Peruvian president was “the subject of judicial remedies” for what he described as a “violation” and asked that the “citizen’s expressed in desire”. Elections for the Peruvian People
Likewise, he expressed his solidarity with the eight people who have died during protests in the country that are demanding the resignation of the new president, Dina Boluaarte, and calling for elections and a constituent assembly soon.