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Bolivian coup d'etat

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MAGAorMIGA, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    President Morales has been forced out by corporate power backed by US companies. Massive crowds are protesting all over the country, but it looks like a right-wing regime is being foisted on the Bolivian people. Yet more disgraceful interference in the internal affairs of an entirely peaceful country.
     
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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Except for him rigging an election and the widespread protests against his rule... and him leaving office unlike his chum in Venezuela... but as always it's "America" to blame... because the freely expressed will of the Bolivian people isn't possible for some minds to understand.
     
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  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    And there was me thinking that it was due to all 35 states of the Organisation of American States which agreed there had been "manipulation" and called for the result of the presidential election to be cancelled because, after almost 14 years in power, Evo Morales shouldn't have been allowed to run for president again.

    Silly me! :rolleyes:
     
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  4. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Prove it.
     
  5. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    It's almost like when Trump invaded Venezuela, as so wisely predicted by so many on this forum.
     
  6. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Is there any oil in Bolivia?
     
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  7. Oldfashioned

    Oldfashioned Senior commenter

    Lithium!! Boat loads of the stuff.
     
  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Yup.

    Gas exports are its primary source of revenue.
     
  9. Oldfashioned

    Oldfashioned Senior commenter

    Has everyone seen the massive protests about the coup by the indigenous people of Bolivia? They make up 70% of the population and they are protesting en masse. Obviously the BBC and other western media won't report this.
     
  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Well I never.
     
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  11. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Venezuela has massive oil reserves but the people are still desperate despite a left-leaning government.
    Russia is kindly helping the nation sta under socialist rule of course.
     
  12. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    What media do you use to get your news or are you there?
     
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  13. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Morales was a great President in his first couple of terms in office. Under his leadership, Bolivia (although still the poorest country in SA) became much richer - partly as a result of nationalising a lot of industries run by global multi-national companies. Bolivia has a lot of metal & minerals needed across the world.

    Education standards rose; illiteracy fell hugely. Healthcare improved. Infrastructure was developed. Poverty - especially for the indigenous people - fell. The country was stable and moving in the right direction. By all standards, Morales was a good leader.

    But, as so often with leaders, he started to shift the electoral goalposts, so could stand for re-election again and again.

    Even for good leaders, it appears that, over time, power does corrupt.
     
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  14. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    No kidding, Baron Acton.
     
  15. --Badger--

    --Badger-- Occasional commenter

  16. colacao17

    colacao17 New commenter

    Interesting to contrast the coverage this is getting on certain news platforms with the coverage given (or not) to the ongoing protests and violent repression in Chile.
     
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  17. colacao17

    colacao17 New commenter

    Morales used the wealth generated by Bolivia's natural resources to aid the Bolivian people. And that's the problem.
    There are lots of foreign companies wanting to profit from those resources - particularly lithium for batteries - and not allowing foreign exploitation/investment means that any coup attempt against Morales would be supported, if not instigated, by powerful corporations and the US govenment.
     
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  18. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    Once you get your free broadband you'll find it easier to access other news sources.
     
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  19. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Yay!!
     
  20. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I doubt the free broadband will be as fast as the one I have already.
     

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