Global Condemnation of 'Appalling' Coup in Bolivia as Military Forces Socialist President Evo Morales to Resign

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    Morales’ resignation came following his announcement early Sunday that he would hold new elections after the U.S.-dominated Organization of American States (OAS) questioned Morales’ October victory and claimed the vote was fraught with irregularities. Trump administration officials and Republican lawmakers like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) were quick to parrot the OAS.

    Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), tweeted Sunday that OAS “never did find any evidence of fraud in the October 20th election, but the media repeated the allegation so many times that it became ‘true,’ in this post-truth world.”
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    Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was freed from prison Friday after spending more than a year behind bars on politically motivated charges, was among those who denounced the coup in Bolivia late Sunday.

    “There was a coup in Bolivia and comrade Evo Morales was forced to resign,” Lula tweeted. “It is unfortunate that Latin America has an economic elite that does not know how to live with democracy and the social inclusion of the poorest.”

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/11/global-condemnation-appalling-coup-bolivia-military-forces-socialist-president-evo

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    Good to see Ilhan Omar calling this out.

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    I recall the Bolivian Ambassador to the OAS meeting with students in a graduate school public policy course. Can recall how proud he was of initiatives Morales was taking to open the world’s first center for the study of indigenous medicine. He also told us Bolivia is mineral rich in lithium – about 75% of the world’s lithium comes from the lithium triangle (Bolivia, Chile, Argentina). Lithium is a major drug utilized in psychiatric medications as was as micro batteries.

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    Kicked and recommended!

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    Rubio is what is wrong with USA Latin American politics. It is dominated by a very vocal but tiny Cuban faction. Remember Mexico? You know the guys who ran our farms during WWII. They are about 10 times more than the tiny Cuban American population. So let’s hear from them and seldom from the Cuban group.

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    After what I heard Morales stepped down to avoid

    a civil war. On the other hand the streets are now

    crowded with indigenous people. This may not be

    over for a while. A repeat of the revolution will not

    be televised?

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    Center for Economic and Policy Research says OAS had no evidence of election fraud. Here we go again.

    Good to see Jeremy Corbyn and Ilhan Omar denounce this imperialist skulduggery. Bernie probably won’t be far behind. The popular demand is peace, not more regime change coups and wars. Tulsi will speak out.

    I bet Warren won’t. Here’s her chance to prove me wrong, but I think she’s neoliberal establishment when it comes to foreign policy, and they love this coup shit.

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      @ohiobarbarian:

      I doubt that even Bernie will come out with a strong

      statement, because geopolitically he does not seem

      to want to upset the applecart.

      Warren keeps out of foreign policy all together. As a

      trojan horse she will never confront the Deep State.

      Well, if the military gets to turn green, she will take

      credit, even if those bombs and/or missiles keep

      falling!:)

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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        @sadoldgirl Well, Bernie said something, It may not be firm enough for you, but it’s clear he doesn’t approve of the coup and the bit about respecting democratic institutions is smart and presidential, as they say. We’ll see what happens next.

        My fear is that those Fascist bastards will try to kill Morales, and then things would get really bad.

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        I’m glad that some of us can acknowledge Warren as a Trojan Horse. That is why, for me, it’s either Bernie or just fuck it.

        I think it is high time for the American people to insist that the intelligence apparatus stop its abuse of this nation and others.

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    Calling for an ‘End to Violence,’ Bernie Sanders Becomes First 2020 Democratic Presidential Contender to Criticize Bolivian Coup

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/11/calling-end-violence-bernie-sanders-becomes-first-2020-democratic-presidential

    “I am very concerned about what appears to be a coup in Bolivia, where the military, after weeks of political unrest, intervened to remove President Evo Morales,” Sanders tweeted. “The U.S. must call for an end to violence and support Bolivia’s democratic institutions.”

    The Vermont senator’s comments came after a day of mounting pressure to speak out from his left-wing grassroots movement. Earlier Monday, as Common Dreams reported, Sanders supporter Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) condemned the coup in no uncertain terms.

    “The people of Bolivia deserve free, fair, and peaceful elections,” said Ocasio-Cortez, “not violent seizures of power.”

    Sanders’ expression of support for Morales was welcomed by supporters.

    Ocasio-Cortez Joins Chorus of Critics Condemning Coup in Bolivia That Forced Out Socialist President

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/11/ocasio-cortez-joins-chorus-critics-condemning-coup-bolivia-forced-out-socialist

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/11/ocasio-cortez-joins-chorus-critics-condemning-coup-bolivia-forced-out-socialist

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday became the second U.S. lawmaker to join the growing chorus of voices across the globe who are condemning the resignation of Bolivia’s socialist President Evo Morales as a “coup.”

    As Common Dreams reported earlier Monday, “Morales was forced to resign Sunday under threat from the nation’s military, police forces, and violent right-wing protestors.” The resignation followed Morales’ announcement that he would hold new elections after the U.S.-dominated Organization of American States (OAS) questioned his October victory.

    Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman Democrat from New York, tweeted in both Spanish and English Monday afternoon, “What’s happening right now in Bolivia isn’t democracy, it’s a coup.”

    Progressives thanked Ocasio-Cortez “for breaking the deafening silence” and encouraged Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—whom both Omar and Ocasio-Cortez have endorsed for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination—to issue a similar statement on the recent developments in Bolivia.

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