Venezuela’s Maduro condemns ‘coup d’Etat’ against Bolivia’s Morales

A handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency press office showing Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro during a meeting with members of his cabinet at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, on November 8, 2019. – Maduro assured the Venezuelan people are happy for the liberation of Brazilian former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (Photo by HO / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP) 

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) –Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday condemned a “coup d’Etat” in Bolivia following the resignation of President Evo Morales after weeks of protests.

“We categorically condemn the coup d’Etat against our brother president,” the socialist Maduro said on Twitter, calling for a mobilization of political and social movements “to demand the preservation of the life of the Bolivian native peoples, victims of racism.”

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