Youth Shut Down Luis Almagro’s Talk In Paraguay
Above photo: Young people expressed rejection of the presence of the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, in Paraguay. @FrenteGuasuPY Screenshot
Young people prevented Almagro from giving a talk on “Democracy and Development” at a university in Asunción.
Paraguay – Social and political organizations of Paraguay expressed their rejection of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, and at the same time expressed their solidarity with the people of Bolivia and the legitimate president of that country, Evo Morales.
This Tuesday, Almagro, a Uruguayan national, planned to offer a talk on “Democracy and Development” at a private university in Asunción, however, social, political and student organizations threw the head of the inter-American organization from the academic venue, according to the collaborator from teleSUR in Paraguay, Osvaldo Zayas.
In the expressions of repudiation there were shouts like “murderer!”, “Almagro, your hands have blood!”, “Coup!” And “Almagro fascist, you are the terrorist”.
Organización sociales, políticas y estudiantiles echaron a @Almagro_OEA2015 de una Universidad Privada donde debía dar una charla sobre “Democracia y Desarrollo”@EdicionCteleSUR#GolpeDeEstadoEnBolivia pic.twitter.com/21KbjLbFAt
— Osvaldo Zayas (@OsvaldoteleSUR) November 19, 2019
When the Secretary General of the OAS arrived, the organizations that were placed at the entrance of the Universidad del Pacífico let him know his repudiation and shouted at him that he was responsible for the coup d’etat in Bolivia and the deaths that are occurring in that country against indigenous communities.
Protesters waved flags of the communist youth, with the face of Ernesto Che Guevara and the wiphala flag representing the cultural diversity of Bolivia.
Almagro, who arrived in Asunción last Monday, highlighted the “relevant role” played by Paraguay so that President Evo Morales could leave his country and reach Mexico for political asylum, after the coup d’etat committed against him on November 10.
📣 Al grito de “¡asesino!”, “¡Almagro, tus manos tienen sangre!” y “¡golpista!”, organizaciones sociales y políticas expresaron hoy su rechazo a la presencia de Luis Almagro en Paraguay, y al mismo tiempo hicieron sentir su solidaridad con el pueblo de Bolivia y @evoespueblo 🇧🇴🇵🇾 pic.twitter.com/UBnKPD7CAj
— Frente Guasu (@FrenteGuasuPY) November 20, 2019
The OAS Secretary General held an interview with Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez on Monday at the Government Palace.
The president of Paraguay, in a publication on the social network of Twitter thanked Almagro’s visit and said that the meeting served to “ratify Paraguay’s commitment to democracy and the defense of human rights.”