In what seems like a play on words, the self-proclaimed president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, recognized the self-proclaimed president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez. The Venezuelan opposition leader also confirmed that in just a few “hours” he will appoint a new ambassador.
The Evo Morales support groups that meet since the resignation of the former Bolivian president in front of the country’s diplomatic mission in Caracas, they were surprised this November 16 by Juan Guaidó and his supporters.
Guaidó, who had a video call conversation with the de facto president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, assured that she will soon appoint a new ambassador, thus responding to the invitation made by Bolivian politics.
In addition, Áñez took the opportunity to incite the Venezuelan leader to “liberate” Venezuela.
“With all my heart I want him to liberate that Venezuelan people. It is not fair that they are experiencing so much violence and repression,” the de facto president told the self-proclaimed.
Juan Guaidó recognized Jeanine Áñez as interim president of Bolivia on his Twitter account on November 13. Áñez herself thanked the recognition and invited the Venezuelan opposition leader on behalf of an ambassador.
I thank the President (E) of the Republic of Venezuela @jguaido for the recognition of my government.
As Constitutional President of Bolivia, I invite you to designate the new Venezuelan Ambassador to Bolivia, who will be recognized immediately by our government. https://t.co/DWEqYIFvEF
— Jeanine Añez Chavez (@JeanineAnez) November 13, 2019
Both the streets of Venezuela and Bolivia were the scene of protests on November 16. In the Caribbean country, as is customary, Venezuelans dividedSome came out to demand the resignation of Nicolás Maduro; others demonstrated against the coup against Evo Morales.
Meanwhile, in Bolivia, protests that began after the elections from October 20 they have flared since the forced resignation of now ex-president Evo Morales and since the de facto president Jeanine Áñez took power. The demonstrations have so far resulted in seven confirmed deaths.