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CELAC issues statement in support of Bolivian president
Published on July 8, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba -- The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has expressed serious concern over the events that occurred on July 2, when some European governments refused or withdrew suddenly and without explanation whatsoever, the over-flight and landing permits for the official aircraft of the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, forcing him to make an emergency landing at the international airport in Vienna, Austria.

President of Bolivia, Evo Morales
“We express our rejection of these unjustifiable acts that jeopardized the security of the president of Bolivia and were contrary to freedom of movement and immunity jurisdiction enjoyed by any head of state,” a statement issued by CELAC read.

CELAC said it stands in solidarity with President Evo Morales and the people of Bolivia.

CELAC also demanded a clarification and explanation of the facts, which constitute a violation of international law.
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