Bolivian President Evo Morales accused the Ecuadorean right of using Indigenous movements to oppose Rafael Correa, and urged them not to be treated like instruments.
“I want to tell my Indigenous brothers in Ecuador to not allow themselves to be used against the Ecuadorean government,” said Morales, speaking from the Bolivian city of Tarija, where he was attending the Congress of the Rural Farm Workers Federation.
Pdte. #EvoMorales: "Quiero decir a los hermanos indígenas de Ecuador que no se hagan usar contra el gobierno"— Min. de Comunicacion (@mincombolivia) August 11, 2015
According to the Bolivian head of state, the “empire” is now attacking Latin American nations with “soft coups,” because now they cannot remove governments with military strikes.
Now, the President said, they are trying to hurt the country economically, as they did in Venezuela and Ecuador, and previously Argentina.
“They will never forgive us for liberating ourselves from the empire,” he said.
Some powers, he continued, have agreed to lower the prices of hydrocarbons and minerals in order to attack the region’s economy.
“They try to control the global economy, but with us they are not going to be able to, here in just a small amount of time we have changed the Bolivian economy,” he continued.
Morales added that in Bolivia, the poorest people, including Indigenous and rural farm workers, have taken center stage in the political scene, and are organizing to save the country.