Arce confirms that Bolivia will re-establish relations with Venezuela | news


The elected president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, intends to resume relations with Venezuela, as he stated in an interview with an international press.


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The winner of the recent general elections declared that “We will resume with the correct and true government, which is that of our comrade Maduro. The Venezuelan brothers are like any South American country and we want to re-establish relations with them”.

“What many of us want is to re-establish communication with Venezuela, which this de facto government has interrupted, for a purely ideological question,” he said, referring to the corresponding decision of the executive headed by the homonymous president Jeanine Áñez.

As for Bolivia’s accession to the Lima group, known for its stance against Maduro, Arce felt that it should be evaluated “very calmly”.

“I don’t know if we are more useful inside than out (…) but they don’t coincide with many of the plans this group has,” he stressed.

At the same time, he assured that he did not fear that the United States would impose sanctions on Bolivia in the event that relations with Venezuela were restored. “Always that threat, which I consider absolutely childish, I believe that countries must move with other elements and not characterize and judge countries,” he said.

On the other hand, Arce felt that the former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, would do well to return to his country to defend himself in the ongoing trial against him.

“If Comrade Evo wants, he will come here to Bolivia and defend himself from all those lawsuits that are being brought against him, because they are breaking a lot of rules. It would do him good to come,” he said.

At the same time, he said the open cases against Morales “must continue because he is a spring in the judicial body.”

He added that some judicial investigations have “already begun” against members of the de facto government. “I understand that there are many legal actions that have been taken against various figures in the de facto government, which must also run its course in the judicial body,” he said.

On 23 October, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Bolivia officially proclaimed Luis Arce as president-elect, for the five-year period 2020-2025.

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