Donald Trump Denounces Foreign Interference In Protests In Chile

The White House did not specify which countries are supposedly interfering with the protests in Chile.

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, denounced Thursday the interference of other nations in Chile, with the aim of "undermining" their institutions, democracy and society amid the protests that have shaken the country for two weeks.

Trump made those statements in a call he held on Wednesday with his Chilean counterpart, Sebastián Piñera, according to the White House.


"The US supports Chile, an important ally, while working to peacefully restore its national order. President Trump denounced foreign efforts to undermine Chilean institutions, democracy or society," said a White House spokesman, Judd Deere

The White House did not specify which countries are supposedly interfering with the protests in Chile.

However, in an interview with Efe last week, the head of Latin America in the State Department, Michael Kozak, said that the US He had identified "fake accounts" from Russia on social networks trying to sow discord on the network.

For his part, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, has held responsible for the protests in Chile, as well as the recent demonstrations in Ecuador and Colombia, the Cuban Government and the Executive of the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Mature.

"The breezes of the Bolivarian regime driven by madurismo and the Cuban regime bring violence, looting, destruction and a political purpose of directly attacking the democratic system and trying to force disruptions to constitutional mandates," Almagro said in a statement on October 24. .

So far, Washington has avoided pointing to the Venezuelan and Cuban government over protests in Chile, Ecuador and Colombia; although it does ensure that Havana offers fundamental assistance to Maduro and, therefore, has imposed more sanctions on the island in the last two weeks.

Finally, in his call, Trump transmitted to Piñera "his support" for the decision to cancel the summit of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), which was scheduled for November 16 and 17.



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