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Evo Morales Finally Went Too Far for Bolivia

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Probably the most accurate overview of Morales and Bolivia.

When an observer mission from the OAS published its election audit yesterday, the game was up. Announcing “clear manipulations” of the vote in a scathing report, Morales agreed to new elections, then scores of his own allies abandoned the sinking ship; he resigned. Though the future of Bolivian democracy remains radically uncertain, this is a momentous turning point: one of the first times in recent memory that an authoritarian populist has been forced to vacate his office, because his own compatriots would not stand for his abuses.

Chávez and Maduro made Venezuela authoritarian and poor. The Bolivian people have come out in great numbers to stop Morales from crushing their protests. As one of the most famous slogans of the Latin American left holds, El pueblo unido jamás será vencido: The people united will never be defeated.

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There is a law that states if one helps a thief, he is a thief as well. Analogously, this article should be a crime itself. It is shameless right-wing propaganda.

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I very much question that.


Atlantic is hardly a vehicle for right wing propaganda. In fact, when Elliott Abrams got the appointment for being Trump's point man for Venezuela, Atlantic was the first and almost only mainstream publication to blow the whistle by bringing up his ghastly involvement in El Salvador in in late 1981, like the massacre at El Mozote, and throughout 1982, which included the assassination of the Archbishop.

In early 1982, when reports of the El Mozote massacre of hundreds of civilians by the military in El Salvador began appearing in U.S. media, Abrams told a Senate committee that the reported number of deaths at El Mozote "was not credible," reasoning that the reported number of deaths was greater than the likely population, and that there were survivors. He said that "it appears to be an incident that is at least being significantly misused, at the very best, by the guerrillas.."


The massacre had come at a time when the Reagan administration was attempting to bolster the human rights image of the Salvadoran military. Abrams implied that reports of a massacre were simply FMLN propaganda and denounced U.S. investigative reports of the massacre as misleading. In March 1993, the Salvadoran Truth Commission reported that over 500 civilians were "deliberately and systematically" executed in El Mozote in December 1981 by forces affiliated with the Salvadoran government.


Evo Morales arrives in Mexico with political asylum The recently resigned president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, arrived in Mexico City on Tuesday morning seeking political asylum after a long flight from his country.
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I was one of Morales' biggest fans even from before he was elected. By the way, he was one of only two heads of state to endorse Bernie in 2016. I wrote to him several times and encouraged him in the vast consumer protection realm, as well as asked him to personally ask other heads of state with whom he had rapport to also endorse Bernie Sanders.


The US lavished praise, money, and support on Guaido and his band, and it went nowhere.


However, because I doubt that there was any huge malevolent hand of the US behind these recent events in Bolivia.


I truly wish him well. It is not the first time a great leader has to go into exile, and it won't be the last. Remember Patrice Lumumba?



As to US involvement, we can learn more in the coming weeks. I think we should RESERVE JUDGEMENT. What Evo has to say and what he does next is vitally important

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Taking into account the history of your work here, I do not understand how you can possibly support such an article! The US is famous for rising coups around the world. At this particular moment, the US has a special interest in isolating Russia and China. I have just heard on RT that Bolivia possess 50% of the lithium world reserves and Morales signed a contract for the exploitation with China.

My question to you is, do you really believe the opposition would dare to remove a president who clearly won the election without support from the US?

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1. To publish an article doesn't mean I support it.


2. Take the time to really read the Atlantic article, please.


3. My next one here at OEN concerns the right wing paramilitary fascist Christian who wants to take over. Who supports him? I don't know. Easy to jump to the conclusion that it is the US. Rob Kall sent it to me, and it certainly fills in the blanks. Should be out soon.


4. I certainly don't deny our long history in such things, going back to the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, and even before.


5. I believe there is nothing wrong with reserving judgement to see how and what unfolds.


6. This video is from Russian TV. What do you think of its claims?



Bolivia: Evo Morales committed 'monumental fraud' - interim president Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez Chavez said her predecessor Evo Morales was forced to resign after ...
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You supported the article. The putschist had the power to remove Morales and could not prevent election fraud? Can't you see how flawed this sounds? The US media have brainwashed you. I watch RT America because it is very objective.

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"I doubt that there was any huge malevolent hand of the US behind these recent events in Bolivia."

What are your reasons for doubting this? Knowing how the US operates in South and Central America, I'd be extremely surprised to find that the US and the School of the Americas were both minding their own business...

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Please see prior comment.


I like to see evidence before I draw conclusions, especially on hypotheses from my left wing brethren (and sistern?) no matter how rooted I am in knowledge and perception that would preordain the possibility of such involvement. I encourage you to read the Atlantic article carefully. What OAS said was precipitous for Morales and caused him to step down right away.


Or do you think OAS is also controlled by the Deep State of the US?


This is what the President of Mexico had to say on Russian TV. How is your Spanish, Meryl Ann?



AMLO: Evo Morales .debe sentirse en Me'xico como en su casa. El presidente de Me'xico, Andre's Ma'nuel Lpez Obrador dijo que su Gobierno cumpli con un .deber poltico y moral. al otorgar asilo poltico a Evo Morales, ...
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Ofcourse, Stephen, OAS is white as snow with USA dusting them with green.

Pull away your clouding wool cap!

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