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More chaos in Bolivia: some police officers have joined protestors in several cities

Saturday, November 9th 2019 - 10:54 UTC
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Bolivians marched again in several cities on Friday night and there were even scattered cases of police joining the protests, adding to the pressure on President Evo Morales amid a weeks-long standoff over a disputed election last month. Read full article

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  • Think

    Well..., well..., well...

    President Evo Morales has just called for new elections and the creation of a new electoral College..., following each and every “recomendation” of the OAS...

    Progresism+Pragmatism+Always being ready to take bold intelligent steps is the way to go..., be it in life..., politics or chess...
    Viva la Bolivia plurinacional...
    No pasarán...
    El Think...

    Nov 10th, 2019 - 12:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    And another Narcokleptocrat goes down...

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50370013

    Nov 10th, 2019 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Was not expecting that. Holding a new election in Boliva in the current climate is gonna be veeeeeeery difficult, it's hard to see a good outcome.

    Nov 10th, 2019 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Well..., well..., well...

    I didn't Think my respect for President Morales could increase even further..., but it just did...

    He has done the only reasonable thing he could, to save the lives of many of his countrymen...

    Now is the job of the OAS and the EU to put their money where their mouth is and insure FAIR
    & FREE elections in the shortest possible time...

    Let's hope they are morally capable of it and don't let Bolivia return to the medieval dark age that reigned before the advent of Evo Morales...

    Nov 10th, 2019 - 11:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    So the upshot is Morales has resigned before the end of his term, Bolivia is full of unrest and no one trusts the elections anymore. Told you he should have retired.

    Nov 11th, 2019 - 12:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Just check Evo Morales' response to the attacks on elected officials, some of whom had their homes burned, and compare it to Piñera's response in Chile that have left many dead, thousands of injured and many arrested -- without causing anybody to blink.

    Morales did nothing like that. There was no riot police sent against demonstrators, and the army appeared to stay neutral until the last minute -- the military's request for Morales' resignation prompted the president's resignation.

    So, in the end, the right did what it does best: an almost traditional coup d'etat that used just the police force.

    Now we'll hear about the revenge of white minorities who have been itching for a fight under the first-ever president who looks like most Bolivians.

    Was so easy -- as 1, 2, 3. Nothing new under the sun for Latin America.

    Nov 11th, 2019 - 05:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC...

    24 hours ago..., the OAS provided the dark side with an excuse for a Military Coup...
    The OAS has been absolutely silent since then... So pathetically so that the UN was forced to speak...

    After 14 years of unprecedent constant social and economic progress for ALL CLASSES in Bolivia..., the brainwashed Turnips of this Word justify the Military Coup because President Morales was Re-Re-Re-Re-Elected and that's not nice becaus “Power Alternation” is “very..., very important”..., specially when one has a progressive dark skinned chubby Indian leader called EVO...

    Re-Re-Re-Re-election seems though to be perfectly alright for them Turnips..., when the leader happens to be a conservative fair skinned chubby Anglo-Saxon leader called ANGELA... or even bony faced MARGARET...

    Anyhow..., if they don't kill him..., he will be back...
    http://www.voxed.net/upload/image/SzJE5EQCOMFhe81YMNqi.png
    Fuerza Presidente Evo...

    Nov 11th, 2019 - 07:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Sigh. Think only sees what he wants to see. It's bad precisely because this is a terrible situation for Bolivia, and Morales's decision to run again contributed to it, if only by losing him support and giving his opponents ammunition against him. I can just see them saying he's going to make himself a dictator, and giving endless comparisons to Venezuela. (Though they'd do the latter anyway.)

    Now unless the opposition tell their protestors to leave the streets there is little prospect for a fair election, and they seem to have no intention of doing that. Never mind the fact that half of Morales's party is buggering off to Mexico.

    I looked up the OAS report to see what their actual complaints were about the election. In case you haven't both made up your minds already since they gave the 'wrong' answer:

    http://www.oas.org/documents/spa/press/Informe-Auditoria-Bolivia-2019.pdf

    The stuff about the servers *could* just be incompetence, forged/altered signatures not so much. And it doesn't say, but the people blocking the OAS from their task and burning the evidence in certain provinces were presumably opposition protesters. Strange that they didn't want to give the auditors every aid, no?

    As for Europe, Merkle has definitely outstayed her welcome; I absolutely think she should let someone else take over for the next election. And Morales already outlasted Thatcher even without another term. The last British PM to serve longer than him coincidentally was in power during Bolivia's independence, nearly 200 years ago.

    Nov 11th, 2019 - 11:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC..

    Out of the mouth of sucklings come such sagacious words after the event...

    Idiot...

    Nov 11th, 2019 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Poor Think is not so happy now.

    Nov 11th, 2019 - 12:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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