El Diario reports:
They traveled for the Summit of the Americas
Collectives in Peru will denounce President’s re-nomination
A delegation of 90 people, belonging to citizen platforms, traveled today to Peru to denounce in the Summit of the Americas the pretension of President Evo Morales to eternalize in power, violating the Political Constitution of the State (CPE) and the results of the referendum of the February 21, 2016.
“The violation of the Political Constitution of the State and the vote of the sovereign, who said no to repostulation, (Evo Morales) intends to stay in power through tricks using political and judicial power, that is what we are going to denounce at the Summit of the Americas, disrespect for the democratic process,” explained Eduardo Gutiérrez, from the SOS Bolivia platform.
The activist said that more than 90 “messengers of peace”, as they were called, travel to Lima-Peru, where the VIII Summit of the Americas will be held on the 13th and 14th of the current month. Prevent the caravan arrives tomorrow, Thursday, at noon.
Since last Saturday, an advanced commission is in Lima that is making an agenda to meet with Peruvian congressmen, international delegations, local and global media, interviews with opinion leaders. In addition, a call was made to Bolivian residents in Lima so that they can join this protest.
On the other hand, the “Caravan for Democracy” has several documents that will be distributed in Lima, among them, the country report from the vision of citizenship; the reasons why Bolivia said No to the reelection of Evo Morales; the various acts of corruption that were generated during the Government of the ruling party; the persecution and exile of Bolivian citizens; the growing restrictions on human rights and the rule of law.
Gutiérrez indicated that the expenses will be borne by the activists who moved to the neighboring country, “and not as the social movements of the Government that use Bolivian government funds to pay for tickets, per diem and hotels,” he said.
With regard to the pronouncement of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, regarding the re-election of a certain authority is not classified as a human right, report that was issued by the Venice Commission and ratified by that body.
“We are supporting the pronouncement of the OAS, which is a logical determination of the authorities of that organization, nowhere in the world is the argument of the movement to socialism acceptable, it is illogical to listen to that rationale,” the activist said.