We Won’t Allow Coups D’état in Venezuela: President Maduro

The Venezuelan leader warned about the intentions of the U.S.-backed far-right in Latin America.

On Wednesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro strongly condemned the coup attempt against Bolivian President Luis Arce.

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“The people are mobilized in the streets of La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosi, and El Alto. Long live the Bolivian people! Long live Lucho Arce! Long live Evo Morales!,” Maduro said during a political meeting in the municipality Jimenez, in the state of Lara.

“Alert! Alert! “Bolivar’s sword walks through Latin America,” the Venezuelan president chanted along with thousands of citizens, thus recalling a historical phrase that summarizes the Latin American anti-imperialist and anti-colonial sentiment.

During his speech to his compatriots, Maduro noted that what was happening in Bolivia was part of the attack that the U.S.-backed far-right forces have been carrying out against countries with governments that defend the interests of their nation.

El pueblo boliviano ha dado una lección histórica, unidos y movilizados han derrotado el Golpe de Estado. ¡Que Viva Bolivia! pic.twitter.com/N0ZM729Au5

— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) June 27, 2024

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s text reads, “The Bolivian people have given a historical lesson. They mobilized together and defeated the coup d’état. Long live Bolivia!

“Who would want to carry out a coup d’état in Bolivia?… They are the same ones who would like to carry out a coup d’état in Venezuela. They are the same ones who would like to bring hatred, intolerance, and violence to Venezuela again,” he said.

Maduro then recalled that the Venezuelan far-right has a plan to sabotage public infrastructure and services, seeking to generate violence before the presidential elections in July.

“If they sabotage the electrical service, the people will go after them like the Bolivian people did!,” he said, alluding to the massive, immediate, and forceful support of thousands of Bolivians who took the streets on Wednesday to defend their democracy.

“We will never allow more violence and coups d’état! We will preserve the peace that it has cost us so much blood, sweat and tears to achieve. Violence will not return!,” Maduro stressed.

#Bolivia | The Bolivian people, together with its president Luis Arce and the minister of the presidency, said NO to the coup d’état. ✊

This historic moment, which has become a symbol of the defense of democracy in Bolivia, shows the courage and unity of the Bolivian people. pic.twitter.com/HFsM9YShZF

— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) June 26, 2024