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, Sebastian Piñera, the White House reported.
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“EE. UU. supports Chile, an important ally, while working to peacefully restore its national order. President Donald 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 United States had identified in the social networks "false accounts" from Russia trying to sow discord in 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. .
For the moment, the United States 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.
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Finally, in his call, Donald Trump conveyed to Sebastian Piñera "his support" for the decision to cancel the leaders summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC), which was scheduled for November 16 and 17.
Chile has been experiencing a social outbreak for two weeks, with massive demonstrations and some violent protests that have left about twenty people dead, hundreds injured and detained.
Citizens ask for deep reforms to the Chilean neoliberal model, successful in macroeconomic figures but detached from the population, which earns very low salaries, receives even lower pensions and cannot save for the debts it generates throughout its life to pay Education and health.