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Venezuela's Maduro condemns 'coup' against Bolivian ally Morales


CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday condemned a “coup” against his leftist ally Evo Morales after the Bolivian president announced his resignation following a political and military rebellion against his 14-year rule.

Morales’ supporters in Bolivia deserted him after weeks of protests over a disputed Oct. 20 election that has roiled the Andean nation. Morales, the last survivor of Latin America’s leftist “pink tide” of two decades ago, said earlier on Sunday he would resign to help restore stability.

Maduro, whose socialist predecessor Hugo Chavez served as a sometime mentor to Morales, called on allies around the ...


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