TELESUR—Social movements have repeatedly warned that lithium and natural resources would be surrendered to foreign capital by coup authorities, in a reversal of plans by Evo Morales’ Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) administration to process the lithium within Bolivia rather than exporting the raw material to the global north. The project represented a rejection of the neocolonial relationship Latin American countries have often had with the imperialist cores.
BOLIVIAUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESVASSAL STATESWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISY
AMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMBOLIVIAMEXICO & CHICANO CULTURE
It’s quite clear Washington gave the green light to the vile puppet regime it just installed in Bolivia to humiliate both Mexico and Spain, nations which did not show great enthusiasm for the American coup. America’s criminality is contagious.
ACTIVISTS & HEROESBOLIVIACLASS STRUGGLECOLONIALISMINDIGENOUS HEROES
PETER LACKOWSKI—In 1952, the National Revolutionary Movement (MNR) led a revolution that made historic gains with expanded rights for workers, land reform, and national economic sovereignty. It was supported by miners, workers and peasants, but it was led by a white and mestizo middle class who saw the indigenous majority as “primitive,” people who needed to be modernized, assimilated, and brought into the economy as workers and capitalist farmers.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHBOLIVIAUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESUS LAWLESSNESSVIRTUALUNIV
GLENN GREENWALD—We discussed who was behind this coup, what its motives are, the role played by both the U.S. and Brazil, the use of violence by the right-wing “interim” government against Indigenous protesters, the criticisms voiced against him for seeking a fourth term despite constitutional term limits, and how his removal by military force in favor of an unelected right-wing coup regime — led by the country’s right, white, Christian minority — reflects broader trends in Latin American politics and global political trends generally.
BOLIVIAUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESVASSAL STATES
ANDRE VLTCHEK—He and his Movement for Socialism (MAS), never betrayed the trust of the poor people. That is why he was never forgiven by the West, and by many individuals coming from the treasonous Bolivian elites and the military.