The Venezuelan representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Gustavo Tarre Briceño, detected similarities between the protests that were met in Ecuador with those that hit his country.
For him there is no doubt that there was an intervention from the Miraflores Palace. And confirms his hypothesis with the arrest of Venezuelans in the protests and with the support of the Government of Nicolás Maduro what he called a “rebellion.”
Ecuador presented to the Permanent Council of the OAS a report on the crisis experienced by infiltrated groups during the protest of the indigenous people and social movements.
The chancellor, José Valencia, explained that a “great coordination” was detected in the search to attack strategic areas of the country.
For example, attacks on oil wells, military bases, police commandos, drinking water plants, roads, commerce and the media occurred.
He argued that urban guerrilla techniques were employed, with weapons made in series against the Public Force.
But he stressed that despite the violence, no firearms were used but means accepted by international law to contain the demonstrations.
The Chancellor reported that there were seven deaths during the strike, but none of them for weapons used by members of the Public Force and announced that all cases will be investigated.
The secretary of the OAS, Luis Almagro, rejected the intervention of the “Bolivarian breezes” to attack the rule of law. “Bolivarian breezes are not welcome on this continent,” he said.
That same criterion was expressed by the delegate of Brazil, Gustavo Tarre Briceño and that of Colombia, Alejandro Ordóñez Maldonado.
Both agreed that these groups that try to affect governments should be persecuted.
At the end of the interventions of the representatives of the continent, Secretary Almagro sent a message of support to Ecuador and the president, Lenín Moreno.
That same support was replicated throughout the Permanent Council of the OAS, which approved by “acclamation” a statement for peace and democracy in Ecuador.
Valencia thanked the support of the OAS and stressed that Ecuador guarantees democracy and the rights of all citizens.