Mexico criticizes the OAS for its declaration on Bolivia and calls on it to avoid internal interference

The Mexican government this Wednesday criticized the Organization of American States (OAS) and its Secretary General Luis Almagro for their declaration on Bolivia, asking them to “avoid positions that seek to interfere in the internal affairs of the nation”. To the.

The Director-General of the American Regional Organizations and Mechanisms of the Secretariat for Foreign Relations (SRE) of Mexico, Efraín Guadarrama, has “reminded” the OAS to act within its powers and to promote dialogue, consensus and peaceful resolution of controversies in the hemisphere. This includes avoiding positions that seek to interfere in Bolivia’s internal affairs. “

For this reason, Guadarrama has asked Almagro not to “face a democratically elected government like the Bolivian one,” according to the Bolivian newspaper “Los Tiempos”.

Mexico criticizes the OAS for its declaration on Bolivia and calls on it to avoid internal interference
Mexico criticizes the OAS for its declaration on Bolivia and calls on it to avoid internal interference

For its part, the Bolivian government had already announced that it would investigate the possibility of taking legal action against Almagro in order to obtain “continued interference” in the country.

In an OAS statement on Monday, Almagro questioned the independence of the Bolivian judiciary and proposed the establishment of an international commission to investigate corruption. He also called for the release of Áñez and the high-level prosecution, who are in preventive detention.

The Bolivian public prosecutor’s office on Tuesday brought charges of terrorism, sedition and conspiracy to former commander Jorge Mendieta in the context of the coup in connection with the events following the 2019 parliamentary elections.

A precautionary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday to determine what his legal situation will be 48 hours after his arrest by the public ministry.

Mendieta was part of high command when former Commandant Williams Kaliman “proposed” Morales’ resignation in 2019. An arrest warrant also incriminates him as well as the former commandant Sergio Orellana and the former police commandant Yuri Calderón.

Former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Flavio Arce San Martín, has already been sent to prison.

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