Nicolás Maduro responded to Donald Trump on Monday, after the statements of the US president about the resignation of Bolivian Evo Morales.
"This coup d'etat, this ambush that was mounted against Evo Morales was mounted from US imperialism," the Venezuelan dictator launched in one of his usual theories launched against the White House.
Subsequently, he referred specifically to the statements of the Republican leader, who said that the US "applauds" the Bolivian military for defending the constitution, and said Morales's resignation must be taken as "a signal" for the Venezuelan regimes and Nicaragua on the importance of democracy and the will of the people.RELATED
“Now they come out to applaud, to say that now they come for Venezuela and Nicaragua. Alert people! Let's go to combat. Do you want a fight? We are going to fight. For peace, for homeland, for sovereignty and for the Bolivarian revolution of Venezuela. Come on, we are ready to fight, to go to battle, victory belongs to us, and we will show it in practice, on the streets, in a civic-military union, ”Maduro said.
Maduro also reiterated the call to his followers to march on Tuesday and the rest of the week to express the rejection of "fascism" and support Morales.
Trump's statement, released by the White House, also praised the Bolivian people "for demanding freedom," and said the crisis in Bolivia marks a "significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere."
"After almost 14 years and his recent attempt to disallow the Bolivian Constitution and the will of the people, Morales' departure preserves democracy and paves the way for the Bolivian people to make their voices heard," Trump said.
Morales, declared winner of the elections of October 20, despite allegations of opposition fraud, resigned after losing the support of police and military and after hearing an audit of the Organization of American States (OAS) that said " irregularities ”in the vote that, according to experts, merited a new electoral process.
For its part, the future interim president of Bolivia announced on Monday the next call for a presidential election, as the country tries to fill the power vacuum left after the resignation of Evo Morales, to whom Mexico granted political asylum.
"We are going to call elections with proven personalities, that they are the ones that carry an electoral process that reflects what they want and the feeling of all Bolivians," Jeanine Añez, the second vice president of the Senate, told the press interim presidency after the resignation of all those who preceded it in the line of succession to Morales.