The leader of the failed coup attempt in Bolivia appears handcuffed at a press conference.. video

I was arrested Bolivian authorities General Juan José Zuniga, commander Failed coup On Bolivian President Luis Arce, and he appeared in a video recording published by the media while he was handcuffed, after his arrest, and during a press conference by Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo.


General Zuniga was holding the position of Bolivian Army Commander Before he was dismissed and arrested during the past hours after carrying out a failed coup attempt, according to the Spanish channel RTV.

The channel indicated that Bolivian Defense Minister Edmundo Novio confirmed that the government had taken full control of the armed forces following… coup attempt “On Bolivian President Luis Arce, which was carried out by former army commander Juan Jose Zuniga, and that all those responsible for carrying out the coup attempt will be brought to justice.”

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Latin American presidents quickly rejected the attempt. Coup in Bolivia as its president, Luis Arce, denounced before deploying troops and tanks in front of the government headquarters in Bolivia, according to the Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos.



Television images of the tank trying to knock down the metal door of the presidential palace, which was later entered by former general Juan José Zúñiga, spread like wildfire on social media. Commander of the Bolivian Army At that time, and immediately afterwards, several governments in the region expressed their disavowal and demanded the restoration of constitutional order in the Andean country.



Buenos Aires reaffirmed its “unlimited defense of democracy in the region” and “strongly condemns any attempt to break it,” referring to “coup attempt“which took place in Bolivia.

“Coups have never succeeded in Latin America,” Brazilian President Lula da Silva said on his Twitter account, adding, “Brazil’s position is clear. I am a lover of democracy, and I want it to prevail throughout Latin America.”
Colombian President Gustavo Petro expressed, via the same social network, his “total rejection of the coup” in Bolivia.



Chilean President Gabriel Boric stressed that he could not “tolerate any violation of the legitimate constitutional order in Bolivia Or anywhere else.”

“Ecuador hopes for the viability of democracy, the rule of law and respect for the existing constitutional order,” Daniel Noboa’s government wrote on its X account.



Similarly, Guatemalan President Bernardo Arévalo has noted that “force is not the way” to “building free and democratic nations.”



Honduran President Xiomara Castro, the country’s “interim” president, said: “I urgently call on the heads of state of the member states of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States to condemn the fascism that is today attacking democracy in Bolivia and to demand full respect for civil power and the Constitution.”



Mexico’s first female president-elect, Claudia Sheinbaum, called the attempt an “attack on democracy” on the 10th. “Our unconditional support goes to President Luis Arce and his people,” Sheinbaum added.



Likewise, outgoing Governor Andrés Manuel López Obrador on the same platform sent his “full support and backing” to Arce, whom he described as “the authentic democratic authority of that people and that brotherly country.”



In turn, the Nicaraguan government, through its Vice President Rosario Murillo, confirmed that the reported events “outrage us all.”



The government of Dina Bolwarti also strongly condemned the attempt to rupture the constitution Boliviawhile Arce supported “institutional efforts to maintain order and the rule of law.”

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