Source: RT en Español
What it’s about: At the United Nations General Assembly, Bolivian President Evo Morales made a call for all countries to leave behind the use of weapons and singled out the United States for its “contradictory actions” when it comes to world peace. According to Evo Morales “the U.S. is not interested in democracy. If this was true, they would not fund coup d’etats and support dictators.” Morales continued, “[nor would they] threaten democratically elected governments with military interventions, as they are doing with Venezuela.” The article also cited journalist Pablo Jofré Leal, who agreed with Morales and said the Bolivian president didn’t lie. Jofré Leal added that the U.S. doesn’t have allies, claiming that it only has a “punitive son” in Israel and that other countries unconditionally follow U.S. policy.
Why it’s false: Once again, President Evo Morales is protecting his ally, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and continuing his usual tirade against the United States. Morales’ choice of Venezuela as an example of U.S. interference with “democratically elected governments” is ridiculous, if not unsurprising. Venezuela’s May presidential election was heavily rigged in Maduro’s favor, and there’s no evidence that the U.S. attempted to disrupt the fraudulent process.
The comments made by Pablo Jofré Leal are also false and completely without factual basis. According to his Twitter bio, Leal is a journalist that works for Hispantv, an Irani state-owned Spanish language news channel, Telesur, a Venezuelan state-owned television network, and Radio Universidad de Chile.