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Bolivia's October presidential election: no statistical support for claims of vote fraud

Saturday, February 29th 2020 - 07:45 UTC
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The following article was published by The Washington Post, based on a report from the MIT Election Data and Science Lab political scientists John Curiel and Jack R Williams (*) Read full article

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  • Enrique Massot

    Oh-my-gosh.

    As many as 35 Bolivian citizens were killed, Evo Morales was this close to be on that count, and a gang of thugs is now directing the country's destiny -- all with the backing -- and the lying -- of none other than the Organization of American States (OAS).

    Of course this is not new. The OAS has long been both an instrument and smokescreen for the U.S. illegal, deadly interventions in Latin America.

    I remember the outrage that swept many Latin American countries when the United States invaded the Dominican Republic causing the death of thousands of Dominicans in 1965 with OAS support -- a support for which the organization apologized in 2005.

    Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay to name a few were also victims of the U.S. reckless actions, justified either by the Truman Doctrine or during the “Banana Republic,” era in the early 20th Century, to promote American business interests in the region.

    https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2015/08/18/oas-head-issues-historic-apology-for-1965-invasion/

    Feb 29th, 2020 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I read the preliminary report from the OAS and it said the protesters/opposition to Morales blocked the observers from entering certain districts and even burned election materials so they couldn't be checked. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the coming election...

    But what's up with the OAS? Why would countries like Canada and Argentina go along with it if it's really controlled by the US?

    Feb 29th, 2020 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Guillote

    evo should not have been presented the third time and less the fourth when people said “NO”. Then I give up the problem.Let people in Bolivia vote among valid candidates, also in Cuba and Venezuela

    Mar 01st, 2020 - 02:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Agree that Morales had no business seeking a 3rd (consecutive) term, far less the 4th, but who are the 'other' candidateS in Cuba and Venezuela, aside from Castro's puppet and Maduro ?

    Mar 02nd, 2020 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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