Evo Morales: Latin America Must Fight US Coups with 'Democratic Revolution'

Bolivian President Evo Morales called on leftist governments in South America to counter U.S. plans to control the region with a “democratic revolution.”

“In some countries it should be like a wake-up call where [governments] must start permanent conferences to relaunch democratic and cultural revolutions for Latin America and the Caribbean [region],” Morales said during an interview in Cuba on Monday night with the program CubavisiĆ³n, according to TeleSUR.

“It is the plan of the American empire that wants to regain control of Latin America and the Caribbean, and especially in South America, and there surely is an ambition to establish a United States presence in these countries and recover subservient governments as a model, as a system,” he continued.

The interview comes amid increasing turmoil in several Latin American countries, including Venezuela, where President Nicolas Maduro has accused the U.S. of plotting a coup as the country struggles with frustration over food shortages and blackouts due to the drop in oil prices.

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