The presidents of Chile and Colombia, Gabriel Boric and Gustavo Petro, condemned, this Monday, January 9, in Santiago de Chile, “the coup of the extreme right” against democracy in Brazil, which they described as “unacceptable actions“.
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The assault on Sunday by thousands of Bolsonaristas against the headquarters of the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court in Brasilia “It is a blow from the extreme right against something they do not want, which is democracy.“said Petro, in a joint statement with his Chilean counterpart at the La Moneda palace.
Boric, for his part, said that “there can be no nuances“when condemning the events that occurred in the Brazilian capital by supporters of the ex-president Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2022), one week after the president’s inauguration Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
“These actions are unacceptable. Complicit silences too and cannot be relativized or ignored“added the Chilean president, who reiterated his request to the region to organize an urgent meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS).
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“We will urgently seek the convening of an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of American States with the objective that the rest of the countries of the region pronounce themselves on the matter. The challenge is not minor, because it is democracy that is at stake“, he added.
Petro, who arrived in Chile early this Monday, warned that “Is democracy in danger“:”The democratic pact of the Americas is in danger, because it is not an exclusively South American problem. The same thing that happened in Brasilia happened in Washington. The ones from Washington were a little whiter, but it was the same. It’s a far-right coup against something they don’t want: democracy“said the Colombian president.
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The meeting between the two leaders took place in the presidential palace of La Moneda, which was bombed by the armed forces in 1973 to install the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and overthrow the socialist government. Salvador Allende (1970-1973).
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“It is time to say that what happened 50 years ago in this same place is not going to happen again, that the path of Latin America is irreversibly democratic.or”, added Petro, who on Tuesday concludes his official activities in Chile.