The Organization of American States (OAS) has confirmed that it will hold a meeting of its Permanent Council today where the Bolivian government will announce its claims about Luis Almagro, the organization’s secretary-general.
Almagro, meanwhile, reiterated that Luis Arce and Jorge Richter had recognized the constitutionality of Jeanine Áñez’s presidency long before he did, and denied allegations of a “coup d’état” against them.
“I don’t even recognize the constitutionality. The constitutionality of Jeanine Áñez was first recognized by Bolivian leaders like Luis Arce or Jorge Richter before Luis Almagro, ”he said.
While campaigning for the presidency, Arce recognized on television that Áñez’s mandate was constitutional; For his part, in 2019, in his capacity as an analyst, Richter also admitted that this mandate is legitimate.
Almagro indicated that he will defend himself against the allegations and will do so with the truth given the extent of the shame against him. And he rejected the allegations that the OAS had participated in an alleged “coup”.
“The OAS Permanent Council will hold two virtual meetings on Wednesday 25th August. An extraordinary meeting to receive the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Justice and Institutional Transparency of Bolivia, ”reads the OAS official statement.