Bolivian President Evo Morales strongly criticized Thursday the chief of the Organization of American States, likening Luis Almagro’s political agenda in Latin America to Washington’s historical intervention in the region to prop up right-wing dictatorships and crush revolutionary and progressive movements.
“Luis Almagro dives and betrays the principles of the OAS. Almagro and the U.S. are a threat to democracy in Latin America,” Morales wrote on his official Twitter account to 179,000 followers, one day after a meeting at the OAS on the political and economic situation in Venezuela that Caracas and its allies slammed for promoting intervention.
“Almagro has an Operation Condor policy,” Morales continued, referring to the U.S.-backed regional counterinsurgency program that killed and disappeared tens of thousands of political dissidents, human rights defenders and other left-wing activists in the 1970s and 1980s in the name of stabilizing brutal military regimes in South America. “If not physically, we wants to politically eliminate the anti-imperialist president and governments.”