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Expect to find CIA behind Morales' ouster: When an Elected Government Falls in Latin America, Look for US Role

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Bolivia's Evo Morales with another popular leftist leader, Lula, later ousted and jailed with US backing (and now freed again)
Bolivia's Evo Morales with another popular leftist leader, Lula, later ousted and jailed with US backing (and now freed again)
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By Dave Lindorff

When it comes to politics in Latin America, what initially seems clear is usually anything but.

And when that some complicated political event happens and is reported about in the US, the last place to look for clarity is the US media, which almost universally parrots the Washington line an imperialist one that takes as its premise the so-called Monroe Doctrine that all of Latin America is "the US backyard."

For well over a century, the US has played a corrupting hand throughout Latin America, often well hidden, sometimes in a hard-fisted manner. The military juntas in Brazil, in Argentina, in Chile and in Nicaragua, the overthrow of democratically elected governments in Honduras, in Nicaragua, in Guatemala, in Haiti, in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, the failed invasion attempt in Cuba shortly after the successful Cuban Revolution, the brutal civil war in El Salvador and the Contra War against the Sandinista revolutionary government in Nicaragua, the hunt and eventual murder of Che Guevara in Peru, Operation Condor, which tracked and murdered thousands of revolutionaries as the CIA coordinated the reactionary forces of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay"

It's an almost endless list, behind which one always finds the US Counter Intelligence Agency, US AID, the State Department and of course, the US military and its School of the Americasstill a training ground for South American fascist military leaders ready to do the bidding of the region's fascist tyrants, or to help overthrow democratically elected leaders unwilling to kowtow to US empire.

So it has been of late as the failed US attempted to crudely overturn the last re-election of President Nicola's Maduro in Venezuela, even to the absurd extent of Washington's ludicrous promotion of Juan Guaid├│, a young nobody groomed at Georgetown University, as the "real" president of the country.

And so it surely is in the latest coup by the military and police of Bolivia who have succeeded in driving out of office and into Mexican exile the hugely popular Presidente Evo Morales of Bolivia, after he had just won re-election to a fourth term"

For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the uncompromised, collectively run, six-time Project Censored Award-winning online alternative news site, please go to: https://thiscantbehappening.net/when-an-elected-government-falls-in-south-america-as-in-bolivia-today-look-for-a-us-role/

 

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Excellent article. I have a podcast called Project 99 where I discuss many topics but one segment is always dedicated to reminding people of the non stop aggression of the CIA and its horrible acts against people ll over the world and even against American citizens. Thank you for continuing to remind people they are still doing these things.

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This link is to a video of Vijay Prashad discussing Hybrid War and US imperialism. It was made November 1 before the coup in Bolivia, but certainly pertains to it. I think he gets to the heart of the matter very well.

click here

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Superb, Lois. Mme YAZZIE IS TOPs and I love Vijay Prasad. And I'm definitely

a Socialist. FK all Capitalists. benevolent or normal crooks. Do you feel good

when Nixon said " he wasn't a crook.

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Just started watching. Looks like a very good video.

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