Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Peru is governed by Washington

The former President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has strongly criticized the decision of the Peruvian Congress to allow the entry of US troops into the national territory, assuring that such measures “affirm that Peru continues to protect the southern governed from Washington under. command.”

In addition, the former Bolivian president affirmed that “the Peruvian people are subject to powerful foreign interests, mediated by illegitimate forces that lack popular representation” and urged both working people and indigenous peoples to “claim their self-determination, their sovereignty”. And must regain its natural” resource”.

Similarly, Morales condemned that “the criminalization of protest and the occupation by US military forces leads to the consolidation of an oppressive state that will undermine sovereignty and regional peace in Latin America.”

The former president has repeatedly argued that the US wants to intervene in Bolivia and other Latin American countries through Southern Command, with the aim of seizing lithium reserves.

These statements come after the plenary session of the Peruvian Congress approved on May 19 the draft of Legislative Resolution 4766, which authorizes the entry of US troops between June 1 and December 31.

According to a statement from the Legislature, Congressman Alfredo Azurín, secretary of the Commission for National Defense, Internal Order, Alternative Development and the Fight against Drugs, indicated that US personnel would carry out cooperation and training activities with the Armed Forces and National Police from Peru.

US forces would move to the areas of Lima, Callao, Loreto, San Martín, Huánuco, Ucayali, Pasco, Junín, Huancavelica, Cusco, Ayacucho, Iquitos, Pucusana and Apurimac.

Azurin clarified that the purpose of this mission is not the establishment of a US military base and that national sovereignty will not be affected.

The legislative proposal was approved with the support of 70 congressmen, the disapproval of 33 and four abstentions.

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