WANA (July 05) – The Embassy of the Bolivian Government in Tehran issued a statement expressing gratitude to various parties who condemned the coup in Bolivia.


The statement from the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia is as follows: Through its ambassador, Romina Guadalupe Perez Ramos, the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia extends its thanks to the presidents of various countries, international organizations, political parties, academics, prominent figures, social institutions, and other parties who condemned the coup attempt in Bolivia and expressed their support and solidarity with the people and the democratic government led by President Luis Arce Catacora.


The Plurinational State of Bolivia emphasizes the need to defend democracy and the transformation process that has cost the lives of Bolivians, to prevent past coups from happening again.



Therefore, the public institutions and, generally, the government and people of Bolivia are vigilant, unified, and mobilized because the coup attempt led by General Juan José Zúñiga on Wednesday, June 26 (July 6, 2024) reflects various methods by which different actors seek to limit democracy, a democracy that has been achieved at the cost of Bolivian blood.


Currently, our government has regained control of the situation and continues to strive for social, political, economic, and democratic stability. For this purpose, President Luis Arce Catacora has called on the country’s political actors to participate in this effort, as we remain committed to democracy, peace, and social justice.


Bolivia, along with other Latin American and Caribbean countries, has been a victim of military coups in the 20th century and witnessed soft coups and hybrid wars in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. For this reason, we emphatically state that our region must maintain its status as a region of peace.


We also inform the media that investigations have begun to determine the foreign and domestic motives behind this failed coup attempt, and the results will be revealed during these investigations. Foreign motives are linked to interests in looting our natural resources, such as lithium and rare earth elements, as stated by the Commander of the United States Southern Command, Richardson.


For this reason, the Foreign Minister of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Celinda Sosa, summoned the U.S. Charge d’Affaires, Debra Hevia, on June 24 this year (July 4, 2024), to convey Bolivia’s firm stance as an independent country desiring no interference in its internal politics.


Finally, we salute the people who strengthen democracy through their participation in elections and take this opportunity to commend the democratic electoral process currently underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran. We wish you success in this presidential election, which is a democratic celebration to reinforce governance through public participation.


Tehran, July 4, 2024.