Colombia: Evo Morales Supports Petro and Accuses U.S. of Judicial Coups in Latin America

February 5, 2024

Evo Morales and Gustavo Petro

Evo Morales has added his support to the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, in the face of an “attempted judicial coup” and has accused the U.S. of promoting these types of judicial coups in Latin America.

“Judicial coups against popular governments in Latin America are permanent and behind them is US imperialism, using submissive, sold-out and traitorous politicians and authorities,” declared Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales on Sunday through a publication in his X account.

Referring to the attempts of judicial coups in Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay in recent years, Morales warned that “now they want to do the same against President Petro in Colombia”.

Likewise, he asserted that the Colombian government presided by Petro and its people are being victims of “an attempt of institutional rupture through the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judiciary”.

The former Bolivian president urged all the peoples of Latin America to be alert to defend a president and a government that emerged from the will of the people, who “works for Latin American unity”.

Morales stressed that prosecutors and judges cannot be allowed to overthrow governments or proscribe political movements of the people.

On Saturday the Colombian president called for the maximum popular mobilization in response to the investigation of the Prosecutor’s Office against him, considering it a “constitutional rupture”.

Source: Resumen Latinoamericano – Buenos Aires