Comunidad Ciudadana opposition leader Carlos Mesa criticized the national leader of the Movement for Socialism, Evo Morales, for the use of a 2018 photo that “missed his unsustainable accusation” of a “coup d’état” during the 2019 crisis.
“The fugitive dictator uses lies and deceit to back up his coup speech, which did not exist. To fraud and political persecution, he now adds the misleading use of a photo that has nothing to do with his untenable accusation. #NoMASMentiras,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
Mesa’s reaction came after Morales posted a photo on his Twitter requesting that the U.S. embassy confirm or deny that the picture of then Chargé d’Affaires Bruce Williamson had come into possession of Áñez.
However, the photo is from 2018, when the US diplomat was attending a Senate session that passed a law amending the Children and Youth Act.
But Morales insisted on a different message. “New evidence and evidence confirms United States participation in the coup that caused 38 indigenous brothers deaths, persecution, torture and extrajudicial executions. The Bolivian people will never give up in their demand for memory, truth and justice. “
For his part, the former vice minister of communications management, Marco Julio, to whom Morales alluded, made it clear and replied via the same social network that this was a past picture and that he did not personally know the chargé d’affaires of the US embassy
“Mr. Former President @evoespueblo, make it clear that this photo was dated December 13, 2018, when the Senate approved changes to the code for boys and girls … knew personally,” he explained.