Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro (EFE / Luis Eduardo Noriega A.)
Amidst the controversy over Janine Anez and five of her ministers arrested, The Organization of American States on Monday rejected Argentina’s accusations of participating in an alleged coup against former President Evo Morales.
Since it was the Organization of American States The only multilateral organization that saw that the constitutional mandate of the former president must be respected and that all institutions must operate in accordance with the constitution. The international organization notes in a statement.
With regard to the elections held in 2019, the Organization of American States confirms that there is a weakness in the electoral authority. It denounced “the important changes in the formation of the Supreme Court for Elections, as well as in its internal structure.”
“It is important to note, as a precedent for the resignations of Supreme Court judges for elections, to the countless pressures they have been subjected to in the course of these elections.. On November 21, 2018, in the weeks preceding the qualification determination or disqualification of candidates registered in the primaries, members (Donia) Costas and (Antonio) Sandoval filed a complaint note with the Ombudsman in which they indicated that they had been intimidated and requested guarantees to exercise their functions. On 25 November 2018, both members also filed a request for precautionary measures before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), ” says the Organization of American States.
The agency also denounced “the deliberate paralysis in the preliminary results transfer system (TREP)”. It says this was done on purpose, arbitrary, and without any technical basis to justify the aforementioned halt. This was implemented when 83.76% of records were verified and disclosed, out of 89.34% were actually transferred and were in the TREP system, according to the OAS.
They also indicated in the statement that during Election Day, secret servers were intentionally diverted from information from TREP. Additionally, there was tampering and concealment around server usage.
“The audit firm’s controls were intentionally bypassed and traffic was redirected to a network that was out of scope and the management, control, and monitoring of TSE employees.. The deliberately created parallel and uncontrolled technological scheme facilitated an environment that allowed manipulation of data, minute spoofing or any maneuver, thanks to the volatility of digital evidence, ”the OAS condemns in its statement.
In addition to the above, improper remote access to the system, unauthorized access to it, providing false information and a deliberate attempt to hide the servers and erroneous information related to the servers used.
Protests after the 2019 elections in Bolivia. Christian Lombardi / Zuma Press / ContactPhoto
The OAS also denounces the existence of fraudulent and erratic filling in the census sheets that affected its accounts.. According to the investigation conducted, from a sample of 4,692 audited records, 226 were tampered with. Sensitive electoral materials were also burned.
The OAS also notes that the TREP image metadata determining the authenticity of the images and identifying the source of the files was not preserved.
Among the other complaints lodged by the Organization of American States: iUnexplained and unauthorized entries of the system, modifications on more than one occasion for the official account program in the full process, modification of the databases.
The Organization of American States warns that there was insufficient preservation of evidence of the elections, nor were there any guarantees in the chain of custody of electoral materials.
Finally, it denounces that “original (unfilled) voting records were found outside at TSE facilities” and that “The approval for use of the computer system software was weak and allowed someone to control management roles“.
On the other hand, the Argentine Foreign Minister, Felipe Sola, described it as: The “absolute immorality” of the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, Louis Almagro, He blamed him for the “coup” that Evo Morales suffered in 2019, he says.
He is absolutely immoral (…) he places himself under the leadership of the strongest, at the behest of Donald Trump (then President of the United States), and betrays his entire political history and states.He spoke of Almagro and his “contribution” until the “coup d’etat” takes place in Bolivia.
Morales was forced to resign from Bolivia’s presidency on November 10, 2019, and has always accused the Organization of American States and Almagro of supporting the “coup mechanism” after a report on that year’s elections, which was canceled by allegations. From fraud to your advantage.
Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola Luis Almagro attacked in the 2019 elections in Bolivia (EFE / Juan Ignacio Roncoroni)
The former Bolivian president lived nearly 11 months in Argentina, where he led the Movement for Socialism (MAS) campaign that Luis Ars won the presidency last October.
Relations between Argentina and Bolivia come from the governments of Evo Morales (2006-2019) and Nestor Kirchner (2003-2007) and his wife and widow Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007-2015) and now they reissue this alliance with Luis Ars.
The Argentine minister, who made the remarks to a Bolivian TV channel Thursday night, also attacked the transitional government of Jeanine Anez, with whom Argentina has no ties, and said he was “ruling with hatred.” Sola also said that at the inauguration of the President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Poe, on March 1, 2020 in Montevideo, he refused to receive the then interim Bolivian Foreign Minister, Karen Longaric, because his country’s government did not recognize her as being and he did not say hello to Almagro because he was “ashamed” From himself. “
Bolivia’s ex-president, Evo Morales, accuses the Organization of American States of perpetrating a coup (EFE / Martín Alipaz)
Foreign Minister Sula arrived in La Paz, the seat of government and parliament, on Wednesday evening, and kicked off his official agenda Thursday with meetings with his Bolivian counterpart, Rogelio Maita, Vice President David Chuquihuanka, and the head of state. Luis Arce, as they covered various topics.
During his visit, the Argentine Foreign Minister expressed his country’s commitment to making Bolivia a part of Mercosur as a full member, and announced that this issue is expected to be discussed at the regional bloc’s summit on March 26 in Buenos Aires. Sulla, who also received the Legion of Honor, Marshal Andres de Santa Cruz, is a Grand Cross, and will return home next Friday.
The United States said it “continues with concern” the arrest of Janine Anez and five ministers from its government in Bolivia.
The Bolivian judiciary issued a four-month pre-trial detention of former President Jeanine Anez and her ministers
The European Union has warned of “worrying developments” in Bolivia after the arrest of former president Janine Anez