“Hubo mucha plata detrás del golpe”, aseguró Morales al presentar en la Casa de las Américas el libro “Evo: Operación rescate. Una trama geopolítica en 365 días”, del escritor español Alfredo Serrano. Foto: Casa de las Américas.

Evo Morales reiterates in Cuba that lithium was the trigger for the 2019 “coup”

The former president of bolivia Evo Morales (2006-2019) reiterated this Saturday in Havana that the United States and the transnationals interested in lithium were behind the “coup d’état” against him in 2019.

“There was a lot of money behind the coup,” Morales assured when presenting the book “Evo: Operación rescue” at the Casa de las Américas. A geopolitical plot in 365 days”, by the Spanish writer Alfredo Serrano.

The indigenous leader commented that the interests to remove him from power in November 2019 were related to the large Bolivian lithium reserves, which are around 21 million tons and are classified as the largest in the world according to the United States Geological Survey.

He mentioned that proof of this was the words of the owner of the American electric car company Tesla, Elon Musk, who in those days wrote on Twitter: “We will give a coup to whoever we want.”

The volume, presented in Havana as part of the XXX International Book Faircollects in the form of a documented novel the operation that followed the televised resignation of Morales on November 11, 2019.

It includes details of the departure of the former Bolivian ruler to Mexico, by air, and then to Argentina, where he stayed until his return to Bolivia with the triumph of his political dauphin Luis Arce.

Morales admitted that his resignation occurred to “avoid a massacre”

The Bolivian politician is making a visit to Cuba that began publicly with a tour of the Fidel Castro Center, a facility that exhibits documents and belongings of the late former Cuban president.

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Cuba and Bolivia maintained “close” ties during the 14 years of government of the indigenous leader, which were broken in January 2020 by the interim government that took office after the “coup d’état”.

Arce, the current Bolivian president, reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba in October 2020.

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