The United States recognizes Anez as interim president of Bolivia


Washington, Nov. 12 (EFE) .- The US Government He recognized Tuesday the opposition senator Jeanine Anez as interim president of Bolivia after the forced resignation by the military last Sunday of the hitherto president, Evo Morales.

"The acting president of the Senate, Anez, has assumed the responsibilities of the interim president of Bolivia," the head of Latin America in the State Department, Michael Kozak, said on Twitter.

"We look forward – he added – to work with her and other civil authorities in the country while organizing free and fair elections as soon as possible in accordance with the Constitution."

Washington has supported the exit of the power of Morales and on Tuesday the US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Carlos Trujillo, considered it "ridiculous" to speak of a coup in Bolivia when leading a fortnight of countries in the region They asked to turn the page.

"If there was ever a threat to democracy, that was that of the Government led by former President Morales," he added.

In the same vein, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, had pronounced that he considered that with the departure of Morales "democracy is preserved" in Bolivia and said that he is sending a message to the leaders of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, and Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega.

"These events send a strong signal to illegitimate regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua that democracy and the will of the people will always prevail," Trump said in a statement.

The US president said that with the fall of Morales, the American continent "is one step closer" to being "fully democratic, prosperous and free."

In addition, he praised the role of the military that forced Morales out: "The United States applauds the Bolivian people for demanding freedom and the Bolivian military for complying with their oath to protect not only one person."

The elected president of Argentina, Alberto Fernandez, considered that with his position in this regard, the United States "backed down decades, returned to the worst times of the 70s with military interventions (…) against popular governments, democratically elected governments." EFE

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