The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said today in an act in Buenos Aires that the new blows that "invents the empire" are "congressional and judicial", and recognized the "weaknesses" of the Latin American left.
"Now the empire invents another kind of blows, the congressional coup and the judicial coup, we must identify how external enemies impose their policies on us," Morales declared after receiving the Honoris Causa doctorate from the Metropolitan University for Education and Labor ( UMET) of the Argentine capital.
In his speech, the Bolivian leader assured that only political sovereignty does not guarantee the sovereignty of the people, and must be accompanied by economic sovereignty, "the most difficult struggle" that his Government has faced.
"We are struggling, but I feel there will be no military coups," after renewing them with changes such as the one carried out in the Constitution whereby the armed forces are not in charge of defending only the borders and the territory, but also the natural resources of the Andean country.
However, he alluded to the new blows of the "empire", which refer, as he affirmed, to past decades in the region, with military dictatorships and neoliberal governments: "They divided us to dominate us, to steal our natural resources."
When mentioning the loss of power of the allied governments, among which he mentioned the one of Cristina Fernández (2007-2015) in Argentina, he said: "We have weaknesses in South America but I am very confident in the social movements, there will be an onslaught of the North American empire. but there will be unity. "
In addition, he said that if the Latin American parties are not anti-imperialist "they are not left-wing nor are they friends of the people".
With regard to Bolivia, Morales's speech revolved around the passage in the 90's of the union and indigenous struggle to the electoral struggle, and explained that after coming to power "they left the colonial state for the plurinational state."
All this through a political refoundation accompanied by the nationalization of natural resources and sectors such as telephony and redistribution of income.
"Before the gringos ruled, now we govern the Indians," the Bolivian president summed up his vision, which differentiated the protests in his country, where they occur because of "demands", and in others with different ideology, where they have to ask for social transformations.
In the act, the Bolivian Foreign Minister, Diego Pary Rodríguez, the country's ambassador to Argentina, Javier Tito Véliz, and the Bolivian Minister of Culture, Wilma Alanoca Mamani, accompanied the president.
The UMET rector, Nicolás Trotta, the general secretary of the Justicialist Party of the city of Buenos Aires, Víctor Santa María, and the director of the Research Center for Workers (Citra) of the UMET, Marta Novick, also shared a table.
Also present was the member of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Taty Almeida.
Evo Morales arrived in Buenos Aires on Friday, and before attending the presentation of the Honoris Causa he participated in a meeting with Bolivian immigrants in which he presented three laws about the community of his country in Argentina.