Rosa María Payá denounces arrest of former interim President of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez

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Rosa María Payá denounced the arrest of the former interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, describing the arrest as “political revenge.” Cuban activists have expressed their rejection of the arrest of the former president of Bolivia, arrested at dawn on Saturday, March 13 by the Bolivian authorities. In January 2020, Rosa María Payá, representing Cuban activists, met with Añez and thanked her for her support of the fight for Cuban freedom. Payá considers these repressive actions as being carried out “under the orders of Havana” — prosecutors say Añez and other ministers took part in a coup against the former President Evo Morales in 2019; her arrest document listed charges of terrorism, sedition and conspiracy. (Sources: BBC, Cubanos por el Mundo).

Please find the article from Cubanos por el Mundo below…


Cuban activists reject political persecution against former Bolivian president, Jeanine Añez

The leader of the Cuba Decide platform, Rosa María Payá, has been one of the Cuban opponents who has expressed her rejection of this action that she describes as “political revenge” against the former interim president of the South American country.

Activistas cubanos rechazan persecución política en contra e expresidenta de Bolivia, Jeanine Añez
Rosa María Payá rejected the arrest of Jeanine Añez. Photo: CPEM Compositions

This article was originally published by Carlos Escorihuela in Cubanos por el Mundo

*Please note this is an unofficial, independent translation that is not associated in any way with Cubanos por el Mundo*

Cuban activists have expressed their rejection of the arrest of the former president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, taken to prison at dawn on Saturday by the authorities of that country.

The leader of the Cuba Decide platform, Rosa María Payá, has been one of the Cuban dissidents who has expressed her rejection of this action that she describes as “political revenge” against the former interim president of the South American country.

Similarly, Payá considered that these repressive actions that are being reported in Bolivia are “under the orders of Havana” received by the former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales.

The revenge, the orders from Havana and the political persecution that (no longer) are hidden behind the narrative of the victim of Evo Morales.

– Rosa María Payá

It should be remembered that, in January 2020, Rosa María Payá, representing Cuban activists, met with the former interim president of Bolivia, whom she thanked for her support of the fight for Cuban freedom.

Similarly, another of the Cuban activists who repudiated the arrest of Jeanine Añez was Félix Llerena, who considered that the ex-president has been the only politician “that has stood up to Castro-communism in Bolivia.”

With Jeanine Añez there were no businesses, no doctors, no relations with the Castro and Maduro regime, Morales’ partners and mentors. That is why they go against her. But you are not alone, sister.

– Féliz Llerena, from his Twitter

It is worth mentioning that the Cuban-American congresswoman for the 27th District of Florida, María Elvira Salazar, also rejected the political persecution against the former president of Bolivia.

The Republican considered that Jeanine Añez is kidnapped by the socialist accomplices of Evo Morales.