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Truck rams gates of Bolivia presidential palace

An tried navy coup in Bolivia by the nation’s sacked General Juan Jose Zuniga was thwarted on Wednesday as armed forces withdrew from the presidential palace in La Paz and president Luis Arce referred to as for public and worldwide help to defend democracy.

“We need the Bolivian people to mobilize and organize themselves against this coup d’état and in favor of democracy,” he stated.

“We cannot allow, once again, attempted coups to claim Bolivian lives.”

Armored autos had been used to ram the door of the federal government palace in La Paz. Mr Arce stated that the coup try, reportedly led by the overall commander of the military, failed and he changed his navy chiefs.

The president was seen on video confronting Gen Zuniga, and ordering him to face down.

“I am your captain, and I order you to withdraw your soldiers, and I will not allow this insubordination,” Mr Arce stated.

After taking on, the brand new head of the military ordered the troops again to bases. “I order all that are mobilised to return to their units, said the newly named army chief José Wilson Sánchez, according to the Associated Press.

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In photos: Bolivia’s coup attempt led by Juan Jose Zuniga

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Maroosha Muzaffar27 June 2024 05:51

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Latin American leaders unite to condemn Bolivia coup attempt

Several Latin American leaders, including Mexico’s president-elect Claudia Sheinbaum, Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro, and Uruguay’s president Luis Lacalle Pou, condemned the attempted coup and expressed support for Bolivia’s president Luis Arce.

Chile’s president Gabriel Boric also condemned the use of force by a faction of Bolivia’s army, standing in support of Bolivia’s democracy. He told reporters that he “immediately” contacted his Bolivian counterpart to supply his “solidarity”.

European leaders additionally voiced their considerations. Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez referred to as for respect for democracy and the rule of regulation, condemning the navy actions in Bolivia.

The British ambassador in Bolivia, Richard Porter, echoed these sentiments. “The United Kingdom condemns any attempt to take power by unconstitutional means,” he stated.

Maroosha Muzaffar27 June 2024 05:30

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Armoured automobile breaks via door at Bolivian presidential palace as nation faces coup try

President Luis Arce issued a video assertion ordering the overall commander of the Army, Juan José Zúñiga, to face down.

“The country is facing an attempted coup d’état. Here we are, firm in Casa Grande, to confront any coup attempt. We need the Bolivian people to organise,” Mr Arce stated.

Speaking to journalists exterior the federal government constructing, Mr Zúñiga stated that “for now” he acknowledges Mr Arce as commander-in-chief.

Armoured automobile breaks via door at Bolivian presidential palace

Armoured autos rammed into the doorways of Bolivia’s presidential palace in La Paz on Wednesday, 26 June, throughout what seemed to be an tried navy coup. President Luis Arce issued a video assertion ordering the overall commander of the Army, Juan José Zúñiga, to face down. “The country is facing an attempted coup d’état. Here we are, firm in Casa Grande, to confront any coup attempt. We need the Bolivian people to organise,” Mr Arce stated. Speaking to journalists exterior the federal government constructing, Mr Zúñiga stated that “for now” he acknowledges Mr Arce as commander-in-chief.

Maroosha Muzaffar27 June 2024 05:15

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Bolivia’s president raises clenched fist after failed coup

Bolivian President Luis Arce raises a clenched fist surrounded by supporters and media, outside the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Bolivian President Luis Arce raises a clenched fist surrounded by supporters and media, exterior the federal government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (AP)

Graeme Massie27 June 2024 05:02

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Army commander who led the coup try detained

Recently sacked military commander Gen Juan Jose Zuniga was detained on suspicion of terrorism and armed rebellion, the Guardian reported.

On Wednesday, he led navy items into Plaza Murillo in La Paz, the place they stormed the presidential palace, with an armoured automobile ramming a door and troopers dashing inside.

By late afternoon, President Luis Arce had named Jose Wilson Sanchez Velasquez as the brand new navy commander, who then referred to as on the troopers to return to their barracks and keep away from bloodshed.

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Meanwhile, Gen Zuniga was apprehended on the entrance to the overall employees headquarters in La Paz and was seen being pushed away in a white police pickup truck.

Maroosha Muzaffar27 June 2024 04:15

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EU President Ursula von der Leyen condemns failed coup

Graeme Massie27 June 2024 04:04

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Bolivian president Arce thwarts coup try as armed forces withdraw from palace

Bolivian armed forces withdrew from the presidential palace in La Paz after president Luis Arce denounced an tried coup led by General Juan Jose Zuniga, who had lately been stripped of his command.

Mr Arce referred to as for public and worldwide help to defend democracy.

Gen Zuniga’s troops had earlier stormed the palace however retreated after Arce reinstated management and swore in a brand new navy commander, Reuters reported.

The US and regional leaders condemned the coup try, whereas ex-president Evo Morales mobilized his supporters to defend the federal government.

The political rigidity arises forward of the 2025 common elections, with Morales planning to run in opposition to Arce.

Maroosha Muzaffar27 June 2024 03:54

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Bolivia’s president urged residents to take to the streets

Bolivia’s president Luis Arce stated in a video message on Wednesday: “We need the Bolivian people to mobilise and organise themselves against this coup d’état and in favour of democracy.”

He declared: “We cannot allow, once again, attempted coups to claim Bolivian lives.”

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The ministers surrounding the president chanted: “Long live the people of Bolivia! Long live democracy! Long live our president, Luis Arce!”

Maroosha Muzaffar27 June 2024 03:49

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Bolivian VP says nation won’t permit one other coup

“Never again will the Bolivian people allow coups d’etat,” Vice President David Choquehuanca instructed supporters who gathered exterior the federal government palace after the failed navy coup.

Graeme Massie27 June 2024 03:02

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President’s supporters have a good time failed navy coup

A supporter of Bolivian President Luis Arce raises a clenched fist in front of the government palace in Plaza Murillo, in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, June 26, 2024
A supporter of Bolivian President Luis Arce raises a clenched fist in entrance of the federal government palace in Plaza Murillo, in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (AP)

Graeme Massie27 June 2024 02:04


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