President Evo Morales criticized Colombia, México and Panama for not acknowledging Venezuela’s vote

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Morales, who is an ally to the Bolivarian Revolution since Chávez’s times, wished Venezuela “good luck” on the day of the vote.

Source: TeleSUR TV / The Dawn News / July 31, 2017

Photo credit: TeleSUR TV

Today, Bolivian President Evo Morales criticized the announcements made by Colombia, México and Panama, who will not acknowledge the results of the election Venezuela is holding to choose the people who will reform its Constitution.

Morales singled out Colombia, Mexico and Panama, who announced they would not recognize the results of the Constituent National Assembly, describing their behavior as being submissive to the United States.

“There is a democratic participation of its people to choose its constituents,” Morales said, noting that through the joint efforts of the candidates, they will be able to continue with “profound transformations” in the country.

“I would recommend Mexico and Colombia make their own Constituent Assembly … to change their capitalist system, their imperialist system,” Morales added.

The Council of Electoral Specialists of Latin America (CEELA) composed of former presidents and magistrates from electoral organizations throughout Latin America called on the international community to respect the will of the Venezuelan people.

According to CEELA, Venezuela’s assembly vote was a clear indication that “the Venezuelan people have made their case for peace despite threats and interventionist actions for the United States as well as their associates and allies.”

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa, speaking to local TV station Teleamazonas, reiterated the Andean nation’s opposition to Washington’s sanctions and “prescriptive attitudes that dictate what a country should or should not do.”

Demonstrations were held Sunday at the Venezuelan embassies in Chile and Mexico, respectively, where local social movements and Venezuelan emigrants alike showed their support for the Constituent Assembly. Similar actions were held in London, Malmo, Sweden and other European cities.

Trade unionists from the Maritime Union of Australia and the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union took part in a Sydney rally in solidarity with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution on July 29.

Additionally, continued support was seen from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, 70 solidarity committees as well as social movements across Mexico and Central America for the Venezuelan people and their fight to safeguard democratic order and sovereignty in the country.

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