Bolivian digital media Erbol released a series of 16 audio recordings involving directly opposition leaders plotting a coup d’état against the government of President Evo Morales. The coup has been coordinated by the U.S. embassy in that country.
According to the audio recordings, the U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bob Menendez would be involved in the coup as they had direct contact with opposition groups whose goal was to bringing about a change in the leadership of Bolivia. In this regard, retired officers, and the former mayor of Cochabamba and refugee in the U.S. after being accused of corruption back in 2009, Manfred Reyes Villa, was also mentioned as one of the masterminds in an operation orchestrated from abroad.
The audios also mention the calls of opposition leaders to burn down buildings belonging to the government party and incite a general strike throughout country. In this line, an eventual attack against the Cuban Embassy would be part of the operation, a situation very similar to the coup d’état occurred in Venezuela with President Hugo Chavez in 2002.
Local media point out that such destabilizing plan would have been coordinated by the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia before the presidential elections and confirm U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have had direct contact with the opposition in Bolivia in a strategy to overthrow (Evo) Morales.
The plan focused on Evo Morales. If he won the elections held last October 20th, a civil-military transition government would be established by the new government. The new government would claim fraud in the electoral process and would not concede defeat in Morales’ win.
In the audio recordings leaked via social networks, the opposition leaders called to burn down governmental buildings and attack the Cuban Embassy in that nation.
The audio leaking went public amid the political crisis after Evo Morales’ electoral victory, who is accused of committing fraud by the opposition.
Some weeks ago, Evo Morales had warned about alleged plans to execute a coup d’état against him and his government had audio recordings to prove him right. Neither the opposition in Bolivia nor the U.S. Embassy has said a word so far on the audio leaking.
Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Díaz/CubaSi Translation Staff