Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday took to Twitter to state that the United States is planning to “recolonize” Latin America.
The socialist Indigenous leader cited Venezuela as being the strategic link behind the scheme, of which “the empire has initiated a wide-scale battle to recolonize Latin America and the Caribbean.”
In another tweet, Morales emphasized that the United States utilizes the same pretexts to justify their objective, including support for “democracy,” combating “terrorism” and fighting “narcotrafficking,” among others.
He added that mainstream corporate media outlets replicate the same excuses, according to La Radio del Sur.
After delineating the threat, Morales urged all troops in the region to remain alert to defend their sovereignty and independence.
On Sunday, the people of Bolivia celebrated 192 years of independence. In doing so, Morales expressed gratitude towards the multiethnic and pluricultural nation and the country's signing of the Independence Act in 1825, which made Bolivia a sovereign, independent country.
Earlier, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera emphasized that the greatest tribute to independence is to continue the transformation of the Indigenous-majority country, which was initiated in recent years by the political coalition Movement for Socialism.
Since Morales took office in 2006, Bolivia has undergone a dramatic restructuring of its socio-political agenda. After nationalizing its natural resource sector and liberating itself from foreign magnates, the country has improved its education, healthcare and social security systems.
Once known as one of most underdeveloped nations in the region, the country is now a leader in terms of its domestic economy. Earlier this year, Morales stressed that Bolivia had achieved complete independence from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which for many years dictated the economic destiny of the country.