After Bolivia denounced in a press conference that the government of former president Mauricio Macri collaborated with the dismissal of the then president Evo Morales, in 2019, the Argentine ambassador in La Paz, Ariel Basteiro, affirmed this Friday that the neighboring country evaluates filing an international complaint against the former Argentine president.
“The Bolivian government evaluate an international complaint against (Mauricio) Macri. Arce suggested (to President Alberto Fernández) that he is going to take this to an instance of international courts, “said Ariel Basteiro.
In statements to The uncovering radio and Radius 10, the Argentine ambassador reported that during a telephone communication Luis Arce informed Alberto Fernández that his government is considering moving forward with the complaint.
“Macri is a necessary participant in an event of these characteristics “, Basteiro underlined, and expanded:” The usual and normal thing during that period was for instructions to be given verbally. “
Along these lines, the ambassador affirmed that in the management of Cambiemos “they used to escape to leave things in a formal way “, and added: “The document that demonstrates the participation in the coup was practically hidden. The note was filed in a folder with common documentation. It was not the correct place.”
The Argentine diplomat described as “very serious” the information found about the shipment of war material to Bolivia in 2019 from the Macri government, and assessed that with this discovery “the farce ends and the curtain falls” on the attitude of the Cambiemos government regarding the events that occurred in the neighboring country.
“The farce ends and the curtain falls on the attitude of the Macri government and (the former Minister of Security, Patricia) Bullrich, since everything suggests that it was the Gendarmerie that brought that shipment to Bolivia, on November 12, 2019, the first day of the government of Jeanine Añez “, he pointed out.
Basteiro indicated that “it is confirmed that if that shipment was in Bolivia on the 12th, they prepared it a day or two before, with which (Evo) Morales was still ruling.”
Bolivia accused Macri of supporting the coup against Evo Morales in 2019, with the shipment of war material to the Añez government, after which the president Alberto Fernández apologized “on behalf of the Argentine people” in a letter sent to his counterpart in Bolivia where he expressed his “pain and shame” in the face of the facts discovered.
The representative of Argentina in Bolivia specified that “yesterday” they gave the documentation found to the Arce government, and explained that its dissemination was “very fast” because “The Bolivian government did not want to speculate with the news.”
Finally, he regretted that “beyond Macri and Bullrich, it is still Argentina that has responsibility for supporting a military coup” so “the country may be responsible, which was the one that did that terrible thing.” donation'”.
Jorge Faurie’s response
The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the government of Mauricio Macri, Jorge Faurie, affirmed this Friday that “the Argentine Foreign Ministry had no intervention“, and specified:” I am not aware that any type of material has been sent. “
“The note that has appeared presented by the Bolivian Foreign Minister (Rogelio Mayta) it’s a bit unusual note, almost like a story of a reception of elements made by someone who has a quartermaster job. It is one thing to be grateful for something, but not to relieve I have so much of this and so much of the other, “said the former foreign minister.
In statements to The uncovering Radio, Faurie argued: “It is unusual. Above all, as soon as this note appears to the public, the letter (from President Alberto Fernández) also appears apologizing from the Argentine side.”
“It seems that you are wanting to create, almost two years later, as a fact something of which there is no clear knowledge. It is a rare event with unusual news almost two years later, “he added.
For Faurie, “it is a fact that must be adequately clarified to understand whether it is serious or not “, and he justified: “I don’t know if it was a material that someone sent or not. At what moment did they do it, by what route and so on.”
Finally, the former foreign minister reiterated: “It is a strange note, the form of writing for the gratitude sent by an aeronautical chief to the Argentine ambassador. If they had sent you something it would be a more generic thing. This is a thank you not a survey. It is not part of the style in such a dialogue“.