Socialist governments in Latin America must relaunch “democratic revolutions” in order to combat the strategies pushed by the United States to regain control of the region, Bolivian President Evo Morales said in an interview on May 23.
“In some countries it should be like a wake-up call where [governments] must start permanent conferences to relaunch democratic and cultural revolutions for Latin America and the Caribbean [region],” Morales said in an interview with Cubavision.
TeleSUR English reported the next day that the indigenous, left-wing Bolivian leader further warned that several left governments in the region, in particular in Brazil and Venezuela, were facing “a battle against the empire”, which has launched a campaign to destabilise those governments.
“It is the plan of the American empire that wants to regain control of Latin America and the Caribbean, and especially in South America. There surely is an ambition to establish a US presence in these countries and recover subservient governments as a model, as a system.”
He added, however, that it would be difficult for the right to achieve its objectives.
“When the right wing returns to power, they will remove the socialist benefits and shrink the state, which will generate a reaction,” Morales said.