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Bolivian Maidan. Morales overthrown, a country in chaos

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Unrest in Bolivia caused by a coup d'etat. President Evo Morales fled to Mexico, with a Mexican military plane arriving for him. What caused the turbulent events in this Latin American country and what could be the consequences?


Neoliberals overthrow the socialist


Evo Morales can be called one of the last charismatic leaders of Latin America after the death of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. A native of the people, an adherent of the fancifully combined ideas of socialism and Native American nationalism, Evo Morales ruled Bolivia for 13 years, from January 2006 to November 2019.

Bolivia is an unsuccessful country for the left. Half a century ago, Ernesto Che Guevara was killed here, and nowadays, they almost dealt with Evo Morales. There is no doubt that the opposition would kill the president if he fell into her hands - his house was plundered and destroyed, even the walls were broken, raging in fierce hatred of the head of state.

It all started with the election. On October 20, presidential elections were held in Bolivia, in which Evo Morales won 47,08% of the vote, and the opposition leader, the civil society opposition coalition, Carlos Mesa, won 36,51% of the vote. That is, Morales won a very convincing, although not so simple victory. There were no 99,9% of the vote for Morales, but the superiority in 11% is precisely the one that separates the real supporters of the incumbent head of state from those of the opposition leader. And the opposition rebelled.

As the main reason for the mass protests, the opposition called the falsification of the elections, allegedly taking place on October 20. In fact, people could have no doubt in supporting Morales. It is clear that not all Bolivians are for Morales, but in the countryside where the poorest peasant communities are concentrated, he enjoys unequivocal support among the proletariat.


By the way, under Morales, the real standard of living in Bolivia only increased. He did not build a paradise on earth, but poverty in the country decreased by 23% over thirteen years, and that’s something, yes. In the social sphere, the Morales government has also done very, very much.

Keep in mind that Bolivia is one of the poorest and most backward countries in Latin America. Most of the country's population is composed of Indians and Mestizos, among whom, until recently, there was a very high level of illiteracy. And his Morales also managed to reduce - from 13,3% in 2006 year to 2,4% in 2018 year. Morales took very substantial measures to support peasant producers of agricultural products.

However, the opposition, rallied around the former owner of the channel, a representative of the Bolivian elite Carlos Mesa, Morales socialist transformation caused a natural hatred. Mesa is an ardent supporter of privatization, private property, and liberal values. He is the opposite of Morales. If Morales is a “guy from the people”, then Mesa is an intellectual, journalist and historian. By the way, he became Director of the Bolivian Film Fund in the distant 1975 year, at the age of only 22 years.


For Mesa, the main declared task is to achieve "stabilization of the economy." At the same time, the social conquests of Morales have no meaning for him. As much as he would care about Mesa’s words about the Bolivian people, in reality he is deeply alien to both happiness and grief of ordinary Bolivians, unlike Morales, who in the 22 of the year did not head film funds, but served as a military musician, and then worked on plantations in a mountainous region Chapare.

Treason of the military and complete chaos in the country


The resignation of Morales became a reality primarily because the army betrayed the president. Unlike Venezuela, where, with the exception of a few traitors, the armed forces completely supported Nicholas Maduro, in Bolivia, for the thirteen years of Morales’s rule, he was unable to reformat the army and change the minds of the officer corps. As a result, the top of the country's armed forces solidified with the opposition. Indeed, many Bolivian high-ranking military men are closely connected with representatives of the country's large capital and the United States.

It was the commander-in-chief of the Bolivian army, Army General Williams Kaliman Romero, who demanded that Evo Morales vacate the post of president of the country in order to stabilize the situation in Bolivia. And the president, realizing that the army would not support him, agreed with this demand. The police even earlier refused to support the incumbent head of state. Although the head of the national police, Yuri Calderon, denies that he was planning to detain the incumbent president, nevertheless, the leadership of the country's Central Election Commission was detained by police at the request of the prosecutor's office.

Moreover, General Caliman Romero stated that the army would discourage any attempt to suppress protests against Evo Morales. That is, in fact, the armed forces, where the right-wing sentiments were traditionally strong, demonstrated their readiness to oppose the current president.

For this, the Bolivian military elite has already received praise from US President Donald Trump. Of course, the American president will not say such kind words about Venezuelan generals and officers - despite the repeated calls of Washington, they never betrayed their supreme commander-in-chief Nicolas Maduro.

By the way, President Evo Morales announced his resignation just a few hours after he agreed to hold new elections. He showed an enviable humanism, abandoning the opposition to force, although he, of course, also had supporters in the army and the police, and in the event of armed clashes, the country would plunge into the abyss of civil war. He called on his opponents for a peaceful dialogue, and then completely decided to resign as president to prevent further escalation of violence in the republic.

However, in addition to Morales, the vice president of the country Alvaro Garcia Linera, the chairman of the upper house of parliament Adriana Salvierra, the head of the lower house of the parliament Victor Borda left their posts. In fact, anarchy came to Bolivia, the authorities were simply paralyzed. Formally, the interim head of state is now Janine Agnes Chavez, the second vice speaker of the Senate, who remained the oldest among the highest civil servants in Bolivia who did not resign from their posts following Evo Morales.

Political chaos immediately led to the most catastrophic consequences for national security and public order. On the streets of Bolivian cities, gangs of robbers and hooligans rage, who, under the guise of fighting the “damned past”, are robbing shops, houses and apartments. In principle, the Bolivian marginals are doing the right thing by stocking up on food and clothing, money and household appliances, since the social state will be curtailed after Morales leaves the presidency, which means that the scale of assistance to disadvantaged sections of the population will decrease significantly.


The police can not cope with street crowds, and therefore called for help from the army. However, the military continues to claim that it will not open fire on civilians. And “peaceful people,” meanwhile, are smashing police stations, turning over police cars. The heads of the police stations, not wanting the death of their subordinates, dismiss them home.

Acting head of state Jeanine Chavez even burst into tears at a public speech, saying that Bolivia did not deserve such a fate. All day, the whole world has been watching a nightmare taking place in this Latin American country, which convinces us all that a thin world is better than such a “people's revolution” in the name of some ghostly slogans.

Peace and the resignation of Morales


Naturally, the United States took the events in Bolivia as its victory: Evo Morales was one of the most uncomfortable Latin American leaders for Washington. He hated American imperialism, repeatedly stated this, pursued a socialist policy, but, most importantly, was friendly with Russia and China.

More recently, Evo Morales came to our country to meet with Russian leaders and discuss, among other things, the supply of Russian military equipment for the needs of the Bolivian army.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the American president rejoiced at the overthrow of Morales. Trump said the Bolivian coup is an occasion to reflect on the leaders of Nicaragua and Venezuela.

These events are an important signal to the illegitimate regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua that democracy and the will of the people will always triumph. Now we are one step closer to an absolutely democratic, prosperous and free Western hemisphere,

- emphasized the US president.

Latin American countries divided. In Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, the overthrow of Evo Morales was unambiguously regarded as a coup d'etat, and Argentina holds the same position. Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, called Morales his brother and stated that the indigenous peoples of Bolivia had been the victim of racism. A decisive protest against the coup in Bolivia was also expressed in Cuba.

In Colombia, Peru and Guatemala they only stated the need for the speediest restoration of order and democracy in the country. European countries, which, of course, are in reality more likely in solidarity with the United States, have made the same duty statements. At the same time, leftist forces in a number of European countries regret the departure of Morales, as the charismatic Bolivian president aroused the sympathy of many leftists around the world.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said his country was ready to give Evo Morales political asylum. Mexico sent a military plane for Evo Morales, on which the former Bolivian president flew to a hospitable country. It is still unknown whether Bolivian law enforcement agencies will try to persecute the former president of the country or whether his opponents will be satisfied with the expulsion of Morales from the territory of Bolivia.

Bolivian Maidan. Morales overthrown, a country in chaos

It is likely that the former head of state will be given the opportunity to live quietly in Mexico, if only he would not disturb the Bolivians. Although, on the other hand, while Morales is alive or, at least, is at large, he remains a symbol of the Bolivian socialist movement and poses a significant danger to those forces that will replace him.

It is clear that in the foreseeable future, mass protests in Bolivia will gradually subside. But what's next? If the country is headed by Carlos Mesa, then over time all the social gains of Evo Morales will be curtailed. And the people of one of the poorest countries in Latin America will return to that familiar position from which one of the last left-wing romantics of the New World tried to pull him out for thirteen years.
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  1. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 13 November 2019 05: 49
    0
    Chavez was also overthrown, and then he "miraculously" led Venezuela.
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 13 November 2019 05: 53
      +12
      To draw any conclusions, watch the video and think about why all the coups ultimately lead to US intelligence:
      1. Tank jacket
        Tank jacket 13 November 2019 05: 58
        +2
        hi I specifically quoted the word.
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 13 November 2019 06: 01
          +4
          I reposted the video not in spite of your post, but for others who will comment on the article to make it clearer why:
          It is clear that in the foreseeable future, mass protests in Bolivia will gradually subside. But what's next? If the country is headed by Carlos Mesa, then over time all the social gains of Evo Morales will be curtailed. And the people of one of the poorest countries in Latin America will return to that familiar position, from which for thirteen years he tried to pull one of the last left-wing romantics of the New World.

          hi
      2. edeligor
        edeligor 13 November 2019 08: 50
        +3
        Platoshkin well done, simple and intelligible as always. If he runs for 2024, I will vote for him.
        1. Nestorych
          Nestorych 13 November 2019 10: 25
          -6
          What nonsense, he's cheap stuff.))
          1. edeligor
            edeligor 13 November 2019 12: 01
            -2
            Justify. And who, in your opinion, with the exception of the supreme one, is not the cheapness of power on the current Olympus?
            1. Nestorych
              Nestorych 13 November 2019 12: 38
              +4
              For me, this is the supreme cheap stuff.))) Others are not allowed on the current "Olympus", all those who are allowed to type up to discussion on TV are parsley agreed upon by the apeshka, which are used to split and nourish individual fragments of society. Divide and conquer, the old world.)
              1. edeligor
                edeligor 13 November 2019 12: 55
                -1
                Perhaps ... I agree. About the supreme just do not need, be afraid of the law -He is a symbol, along with the flag and coat of arms. I don’t agree about Platoshkin, although I agree with you about the discussions on TV. By the way, lately it’s not painful to be allowed on TV. I watch it on you tube, at least it does not disappoint.
    2. svp67
      svp67 13 November 2019 13: 25
      +3
      Quote: Tank jacket
      Chavez was also overthrown, and then he "miraculously" led Venezuela.

      South America, there the military decide almost everything.
      but the superiority in 11% is precisely the one that separates the real supporters of the incumbent head of state from those of the opposition leader.
      It is a pity that the army was not included in this number
  2. Greenwood
    Greenwood 13 November 2019 05: 52
    +8
    All day, the whole world has been watching a nightmare taking place in this Latin American country, which convinces us all that a thin world is better than such a “people's revolution” in the name of some ghostly slogans.
    There is another option for a change of power - South Korean. The president was accused of corruption, impeachment was arrested. All!!! And the country lives on. No riots, robberies and violence.
    1. dSK
      dSK 13 November 2019 07: 50
      +5
      Quote: Greenwood
      All!!! And the country lives on. No riots, robberies and violence.
      Storyteller...
      South Korea is a US foothold, like Taiwan, on the east coast of Russia and China. US competitors "pressed" Samsung - it has grown too much.
      Bolivia for the states is an ordinary "semi-colony" - they will rip off like sticky.
      1. Lelek
        Lelek 13 November 2019 12: 49
        +2
        Quote: dsk
        Bolivia for the states is an ordinary "semi-colony" - they will rip off like sticky.

        hi
        With regard to the victim countries, Washington always acts by analogy with a starfish - it launches poison into this victim, then the stomach and sucks out all the juices from it. All that remains is the shell or chitinous shell that no one needs. This was the case with Chile, Argentina, Libya, Iraq, Syria, and perhaps even with Europe (the gold reserves of "Europe" are still in the seven locks of the United States). They wanted to do the same operation with Russia, but the victim turned out to be thorny - a bummer, then they took on Ukraine - it worked. Now they will finish eating the most delicious and purr: "You don't need a knife for a fool, you will lie to him with three boxes, and do with him what you like." The creature Waltzman played its role very well, but the greedy thief did not complete Sam's idea to the end, but the former comedian Ze will also do for this.
        1. Greenwood
          Greenwood 13 November 2019 15: 28
          -1
          Quote: Lelek
          They wanted to do the same operation with Russia, but the victim was spiked - a bummer
          As for Russia, it is not yet evening ...
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 13 November 2019 09: 19
      +13
      Quote: Greenwood
      The president was accused of corruption, impeachment was arrested. All!!! And the country lives on.

      But there is a Russian option.
      The president has been in power longer than any of his predecessors. The country is mired in corruption of officials of all ranks from heads of settlements, mayors and governors to State Duma deputies, ministers and “senators” from the Federation Council. The budget surplus is being drawn up under the supervision of the IMF and its expenditures are aimed at improving the welfare of Russia's enemies and detractors. The working part of the Russian population is content with the minimum wage at the level of Latin America. Pensioners live between clinics, pharmacies, shops and garbage dumps. Criminal cases against embezzlers either fall apart, or the sentences on them look ridiculous against the background of cases of "mutilation of a RG soldier with a paper cup." The government has set itself the task of exterminating the remnants of the population at all costs.
      Only the fabulous president of the fabulous country has nothing to do with this, because for him there is neither the opinion of the people, nor reasons for impeachment, nor grounds for accusations of direct violations of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, where practically there is not a single article on the rights of citizens that does not exist. would change the manual, lured by bloated salaries, dividends on shares and special payments "the great party of the LIVING"
      Who, under what conditions and for what money is capable of telling the truth to the president?
      If only so:
      1. Tank hard
        Tank hard 13 November 2019 12: 07
        +3
        Quote: ROSS 42
        But there is a Russian option.

        You suggest repeating the Bolivian scenario in Russia, do I understand you correctly?
        1. Fan-fan
          Fan-fan 13 November 2019 13: 05
          -5
          What is another scenario, yesterday I just found out the essence of what is happening in Bolivia, in the article there is not a word about it. But the essence is this: their constitution allows the presidency only two times in a row, and Morales became insolent and climbed up to the fourth presidency, so the people were outraged.
          1. Tank hard
            Tank hard 13 November 2019 16: 48
            +4
            Quote: Fan-Fan
            What other scenario

            Sorry you are not in the subject ... feel
            Quote: Fan-Fan
            Yesterday I just found out the essence of what is happening in Bolivia,

            And I’ve been since the collapse of Yugoslavia (I'm talking about screenwriters, if that wink ), but again you will not understand what I mean ... feel
            Quote: Fan-Fan
            and Morales became insolent and climbed to the fourth presidency

            Your opinion about Morales is probably valuable to someone, but alas, not to me ... request
            Quote: Fan-Fan
            so the people were indignant.

            The people are still grabbing, but it's their business, we have enough of our own intellectuals ... wink
      2. Manas manas
        Manas manas 13 November 2019 22: 02
        -1
        Well, you are so categorical! You need to look at the state channels of the Russian Federation, they will tell you that everything is fine in Russia, but in Ukraine ... The situation is terrible in Bolivia! After 14 years of the presidency, Morales changed the constitution and wanted to take a new term to help people boost their economies, but people did not understand his good intentions and took to the streets! Here in Russia this is simply impossible! The king and his boyars can continue to spread rot, but he will not utter a whim!
        1. Tank hard
          Tank hard 14 November 2019 10: 25
          -1
          Quote: Manas Manas
          Well, you are so categorical! You need to look at the state channels of the Russian Federation, they will tell you that everything is fine in Russia, but in Ukraine ... The situation is terrible in Bolivia! After 14 years of the presidency, Morales changed the constitution and wanted to take a new term to help people boost their economies, but people did not understand his good intentions and took to the streets! Here in Russia this is simply impossible! The king and his boyars can continue to spread rot, but he will not utter a whim!

          Everything is lost! Everything is lost! laughing
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 13 November 2019 05: 58
    +2
    So far, the opposition senator Janine Agnes has taken over the powers of the President of Bolivia ... now they will clean the Bolivian CEC and appoint the right people and everything will be in chocolate ... the elections will be dictated by people Mes behind whose ears are clearly visible TsRushnikov ... how old and old the same type ... why did Morales behave so not practical at the very beginning of his power ... did not secure a strong rear and cover.
    1. Evil echo
      Evil echo 13 November 2019 08: 21
      +2
      . why did morales behave so not practical

      I couldn’t make the army faithful to myself, I caught myself late.
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 13 November 2019 11: 52
        +1
        Sometimes it's important to leave on time. Morales remained at the polling station. Pure ethnically Indians in Bolivia in the majority. Again, in La Paz, the Liberals predominate, and the poor periphery may not hope for their delights. It is good that there is practically no blood of protesters on Morales - it will be easier to return when asked back. hi
        1. Evil echo
          Evil echo 13 November 2019 12: 08
          +1
          If he has someone to ask, even it seems to me that he is an "irrevocable fugitive."
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 13 November 2019 06: 37
    +1
    Bolivian Maidan. Morales overthrown, a country in chaos
    Well, now everyone is full of belly and get their share of lace underpants. feel Poor people. They go, everything is full of info from the USA. request
    1. Tank hard
      Tank hard 13 November 2019 12: 09
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Well now everyone will be full of belly and get their share of lace underpants

      They’ll get enough of it, and then to the most democratic country of the American continents, to earn money ... wink
  5. Far B
    Far B 13 November 2019 06: 51
    +15
    Still, how right was Lenin when he said that every revolution is only worth something when it knows how to defend itself. Therefore, any ruler who planned socialist transformations in the country must first create a people's army. Which will not betray.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 13 November 2019 06: 54
      0
      Still, how right was Lenin

      I have great doubts that Morales generally read the works of Lenin.
      1. Far B
        Far B 13 November 2019 06: 59
        +5
        But intuitively, he could not understand this? Or were there no examples of Chavez and Cuba before your eyes?
        1. Same lech
          Same lech 13 November 2019 07: 01
          0
          But intuitively, he could not understand this?

          He probably couldn’t ... anything ... in Mexico he will have more time for educational program ... unless of course they come to him with an ice ax.
          1. Nenie Lynn
            Nenie Lynn 13 November 2019 07: 47
            +2
            Quote: The same LYOKHA
            in Mexico, he will have more time for educational program ... unless of course they come to him with an ice ax.

            ice axes with newcomers from another opera ...
            1. Tank hard
              Tank hard 13 November 2019 12: 12
              0
              Quote: Neni Lynn
              ice axes with newcomers from another opera ...

              And again, apparently, the Russians will be to blame ... request
        2. Tank hard
          Tank hard 13 November 2019 12: 11
          +1
          Quote: Dalny V
          But intuitively, he could not understand this?

          A masterpiece!
          1. Far B
            Far B 14 November 2019 00: 58
            -3
            You can copy yourself so that history is not lost
            1. Tank hard
              Tank hard 14 November 2019 10: 21
              +3
              Quote: Dalny V
              You can copy yourself so that history is not lost

              I will score "fgranite" hi laughing
      2. parusnik
        parusnik 13 November 2019 07: 21
        +6
        And the example of S. Allende, taught nothing ...
        1. Tank hard
          Tank hard 13 November 2019 16: 50
          +1
          Quote: parusnik
          And the example of S. Allende, taught nothing ..

          And he won’t teach ... Our electorate, more understanding ... request
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 13 November 2019 09: 22
      -1
      Quote: Dalny V
      Therefore, any ruler who planned socialist transformations in the country must first create a people's army. Which will not betray.

      Or Rosguard, which will not give out ... belay
      1. Tank hard
        Tank hard 13 November 2019 12: 13
        +5
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Or Rosguard, which will not give out ...

        Were you beaten at the rally by "Rosguards"?
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 13 November 2019 12: 53
          -3
          Quote: Tank Hard
          Quote: ROSS 42
          Or Rosguard, which will not give out ...

          Were you beaten at the rally by "Rosguards"?

          Do you want to help or are interested in expanding your horizons? I don’t even know how to direct you? belay
          Oh, sorry that they did not drop irons on your skull, -
          I grieve for you - how little you managed! -
          Ah, it's just lovely - a concussion,
          Ah, that pleasure is gypsum on the body!
          1. Tank hard
            Tank hard 13 November 2019 16: 53
            +6
            Quote: ROSS 42
            You want to help or are interested in expanding your horizons

            Unlike you, in this regard, everything with my horizons is in order. And you are still ahead. wink
            Quote: ROSS 42
            I don’t even know how to direct you?

            And you voiced here or write, I'm curious about the opinion of Superman from the couch. yes
    3. Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko
      Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko 13 November 2019 13: 52
      +6
      Yes, and remembering Salvador Allende, I often think - how stupid he lost the country and socialism ... But he could not have lost it! The army had to deal with the army !!! Probably our IV was right, who shot Tukhachevsky and his Trotskyists from the Red Army.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 13 November 2019 06: 58
    +5
    eventually all social gains of Evo Morales will be curtailed
    ... Naturally, social programs were carried out at the expense of local rich people, but do they need it? Yes, and apparently tired .... to share money ..
    More recently, Evo Morales came to our country to meet with Russian leaders and discuss, among other things, the supply of Russian military equipment for the needs of the Bolivian army.
    ... And this would be a possible loss for the United States of another arms market ... For the United States, the governments of those countries that prefer to buy Russian weapons and cooperate with Russia will always be illegitimate ... Brazil is a good example, it’s been easier there, it’s been accused of impeachment of the president’s corruption, and no unrest ... And if in a few words about the events in Bolivia, the local whites overthrew the local pink government, not without the support of a foreign state ... Local white people have their own truth ... laughing
    1. Nenie Lynn
      Nenie Lynn 13 November 2019 07: 50
      -1
      Quote: parusnik
      And this would be a possible loss for the USA of another arms market ... For the USA,

      you too believe in the omnipotence of the states, for all the attributed feats of Hercules they have corny resources. laughing
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 13 November 2019 09: 29
      0
      Quote: parusnik
      ... Naturally, social programs were carried out at the expense of local rich people, but do they need it? Yes, and apparently tired .... to share money ..

      What are you talking about? Are the rich worried? And where did the rich come from in a country in which children considered orange peels a delicacy? This is the United States, which was blocked by cash flows, concerned about the fate of the country, which has begun to rise to its feet.
      As for taxes on natural resources, we'd better assume what will happen in Russia if only the oligarchs and those who "join" them are introduced (at least) a progressive scale of taxation (personal income tax). They probably drew up plans for how many days the store shelves will be empty and for what period the "private" enterprises will be closed ...
      1. Tank hard
        Tank hard 13 November 2019 12: 14
        +1
        Quote: ROSS 42
        And where in the country where children considered orange peels a treat

        And how do you know that this is so? Have you been there personally?
      2. Tank hard
        Tank hard 13 November 2019 12: 17
        +2
        Quote: ROSS 42
        it is better for us to assume what will become in Russia, if only the oligarchs and those who "adhere" to them are introduced (at least) a progressive scale of taxation (PIT). They probably drew up plans for how many days the store shelves will be empty and for what period the "private" enterprises will be closed ...

        I’m afraid that you don’t even imagine what will happen in Russia and specifically with you (if you, of course, live in the Russian Federation) if something like that happens in Bolivia ... feel
      3. parusnik
        parusnik 13 November 2019 19: 55
        +2
        What are you talking about? Are the rich worried? And where did the rich come from in a country in which children considered orange peels a delicacy?
        ... Camacho, a multimillionaire .. one of the leaders of the coup, a man of extreme right-wing views, I would even say fascist .. Do you think he is alone there? It is strange that if children eat orange peels, then there are no rich people like Camacho, this is because of their children eat orange peels ... Neither you nor I know the true reasons for the coup ... In my opinion, Morales was going to pinch the local "whites" even more, and this affected not only their interests, but also the interests of the military and the United States. . by the way, I have it written in the comment:local whites, overthrown the government of local pinks, not without the support of a foreign state... If Morales, immediately began to "pinch" all the rich, he did not last a year in power ... Bolivia, the country of military coups ... Morales, did everything gradually .., gradually "pinched" the interests of the United States ... only hands did not reach the army and the police ... But it could not last so long ... And do not forget, Morales represented the interests of the indigenous population of the country ... the Indians, the most powerless ... Do not forget, slavery in Bolivia was abolished only in the middle of 19 centuries, and the slaves were not blacks, but the Indians of the white minority .. And it owned the land .... the resources were owned by the United States .. Yes, and the top leadership of the army was traditionally from this minority ... Morales, knowingly began the fight against illiteracy among local population .. but did not have time to bring the matter to the end ..
    3. Pavel57
      Pavel57 13 November 2019 12: 03
      0
      The Chilean junta seemed to have some weapons from the USSR.
      1. Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko
        Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko 13 November 2019 13: 56
        0
        And Pinochet himself flew to Moscow for advanced training courses. By the way, remember the footage of the storming of La Moneda: our T-34 occasionally fires at it. And the defenders had their submachine guns. Before the coup, a large consignment of machine guns and cartridges was brought from the Union to Argentina and Chile.
  7. tesser
    tesser 13 November 2019 07: 05
    -12
    If you remove the pink snot and the ubiquitous Washington, then set out close to the point. What's important.

    In Bolivia, there was absolutely no star with the economy that exists in Venezuela. Economically, Morales was relatively successful. The reason for the protests was an obvious muhlezh in the elections. At the same time, the military directly changed the power. Hence:

    1. There are fewer and fewer people who are ready to "treat with understanding" the tricks with electoral procedures. However, there is nothing interesting in this specifically for Russia.
    2. When the current leadership of a country destroys democratic institutions, it remains in power exactly as long as the army submits to it. Madura obeys - and the rest can even be starved to death. Morales does not obey - and the flight to Rostov Mexico, while air defense is on prevention.
    1. dSK
      dSK 13 November 2019 07: 56
      0
      Quote: tesser
      remove pink snot

      Better "noodles" from the ears. laughing
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 November 2019 07: 21
    +7
    the main reason for the mass protests, the opposition called the falsification of elections
    This is probably the first paragraph in the manual on the implementation of color revolutions and the overthrow of legitimate authority. The opposition is delighted, while those who support it are jumping for joy, but let's see what happens in the next month or two when they plunder everything that is possible and begin to beg the humanitarian aid from the Americans. Trump did not miss the opportunity to identify in what other countries of this region the Americans do not like power. Get ready.
  9. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 13 November 2019 07: 25
    +8
    On October 20, in Bolivia, a presidential election was held, in which Evo Morales won 47,08% of the vote, and the opposition leader of the civil society opposition coalition, Carlos Mesa, won 36,51% of the vote. That is, Morales won a very convincing, although not so simple victory. There were no 99,9% of the vote for Morales, but the superiority in 11% is precisely the one that separates the real supporters of the incumbent head of state from those of the opposition leader.
    That's right. Only the author modestly ignored the 2 of the fact. And they are important.
    1.) Morales could not stand for a fourth term under the Constitution. Therefore, a referendum was held. And he lost it, but turned to the local Constitutional Court and that allowed him to participate in the elections.
    2.) In the course of the vote count, the candidates entered the second round. Then --- HOP! Technical stop of the vote count and after almost a day its continuation. And oh, a miracle! Morales gets the required gap in votes / 10% / and wins in the first round.
    I’m not at all twisting the fate of Eva Morales. With his clumsy tricks, he signed a sentence for himself. It’s possible to scold the CIA indefinitely, but having an active opposition and doing so with the electoral procedure ...--- the man is not weak, so he didn’t shed blood and got off easily.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 13 November 2019 07: 54
      0
      Morales has mistakes. They will \ will not be corrected, it is not clear.
      We'll see.
    2. Nenie Lynn
      Nenie Lynn 13 November 2019 07: 56
      -9
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      That's right. Only the author modestly ignored the 2 of the fact. And they are important.

      Well, then the site is patriotic, uncomfortable truth to say unpatriotic, and maybe the elephant was not noticed ... lol
    3. atalef
      atalef 13 November 2019 08: 36
      -4
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      On October 20, in Bolivia, a presidential election was held, in which Evo Morales won 47,08% of the vote, and the opposition leader of the civil society opposition coalition, Carlos Mesa, won 36,51% of the vote. That is, Morales won a very convincing, although not so simple victory. There were no 99,9% of the vote for Morales, but the superiority in 11% is precisely the one that separates the real supporters of the incumbent head of state from those of the opposition leader.
      That's right. Only the author modestly ignored the 2 of the fact. And they are important.
      1.) Morales could not stand for a fourth term under the Constitution. Therefore, a referendum was held. And he lost it, but turned to the local Constitutional Court and that allowed him to participate in the elections.
      2.) In the course of the vote count, the candidates entered the second round. Then --- HOP! Technical stop of the vote count and after almost a day its continuation. And oh, a miracle! Morales gets the required gap in votes / 10% / and wins in the first round.
      I’m not at all twisting the fate of Eva Morales. With his clumsy tricks, he signed a sentence for himself. It’s possible to scold the CIA indefinitely, but having an active opposition and doing so with the electoral procedure ...--- the man is not weak, so he didn’t shed blood and got off easily.

      Well, that's right. but somehow crumpled.
      mk facts not 2 but more.
      Morales not only flouted the constitution and tried to stay in power, pulled to a referendum - he lost it.
      At the same time, the constitutional pocket court, every time he was allowed everything, and the third term in a row (the first one seemed to be counted as 0 and they did not like the referendum, but how could it be otherwise when the authorities want
      . Shortly after the election, he carried out a constitutional reform prohibiting the head of state from being elected twice in a row [4]. The first term of Morales, as the court later established, was not counted, and he was able to reelect in the 2014 year [4].

      and the authorities want ... and a referendum in which he
      On February 21 on November 2016, a referendum was held in the country on the possibility of Evo Morales participating in the [6] elections for the fourth time by lifting the restriction on being president for two consecutive terms. According to the voting results about 63% of voters opposed the abolition of the presidential term limit[4].

      Well, right, who is to blame?
      State Department and therefore Morales did not recognize the referendum
      However, in December 2016, Morales was nominated as a new presidential candidate [7]. In November 2017, the Bolivian Supreme Court found the restriction on the number of terms to be contrary to the constitution. The Morales government said the referendum results were null and void, as a U.S.-led propaganda campaign was launched against Morales

      and went to 4, and of course won by a margin of 10% - this is exactly what is required to win the first round.
      In this case, of course, it did not play any role, that suddenly the vote count (without explanation) was interrupted for a day and all observers were removed.
      Bolivia tsy of course the peasants. but they understood that they were being bred like suckers.
      Of course, I understand the historical love of Russians for irremovable kings. Bolivians apparently do not suffer from this syndrome and are ready to assert their rights, and not go on a leash for the next light of socialism.
      With such as Maduro and Morales and the State Department is not necessary - they will do all the work themselves, and it’s absolutely free.
      laughing
      Before commenting. at least get to know the topic - so advice to most.
      1. Tank hard
        Tank hard 13 November 2019 12: 19
        +5
        Quote: atalef
        Morales not only flouted the constitution and tried to stay in power, pulled to a referendum - he lost it.

        In Israel, of course they know better ... request
    4. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 13 November 2019 09: 42
      -1
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      appealed to the local cop and he allowed him to run for election.

      Then from which side here:
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      so mow with the elective procedure

      belay
      If the Constitutional Court had not allowed him, but he took part ... And this fact was not at all concealed, unlike Russia, when suddenly the initiative group decided to remove the word "in a row" from the article ... And in terms of its significance, it is completely incomparable with the initiative IMF tortured by idleness of pensioners to increase the retirement age in Russia.
      In Bolivia, the minimum wage = $ 300 ... Let's compare with the Russian? Yes, such a president could take part in the elections forever (according to the Constitution of Bolivia)
      hi
      Do not take for political propaganda, purely reasoning at the household level ... wink
      1. atalef
        atalef 13 November 2019 14: 28
        -1
        Quote: ROSS 42
        If the COP didn’t allow him, but he took part

        Do you think the COP in Bolivia is not biased?
  10. Nenie Lynn
    Nenie Lynn 13 November 2019 07: 43
    -9
    More recently, Evo Morales came to our country to meet with Russian leaders and discuss, among other things, the supply of Russian military equipment for the needs of the Bolivian army.

    here another thing is interesting: how many billions have Russia swelled into such a convenient socialist?
    1. atalef
      atalef 13 November 2019 08: 40
      -3
      Quote: Nenie Lynn
      More recently, Evo Morales came to our country to meet with Russian leaders and discuss, among other things, the supply of Russian military equipment for the needs of the Bolivian army.

      here another thing is interesting: how many billions have Russia swelled into such a convenient socialist?

      well at least
      Bolivia agreed with Russia on the allocation of a loan of $ 100 million for the purchase of Russian helicopters designed to combat drug trafficking

      and now a brain break
      Orales was elected President of Bolivia on 18 on December 2005. About 54 percent of voters voted for him with the turnout of 84 percent. Morales took office on 22 on January 2006. His success in the presidential election was fueled by an anti-American election program and promises to nationalize the gas industry. In addition, he promised voters, most of whom aret peasants legalize coca cultivation
      1. tesser
        tesser 13 November 2019 12: 32
        -2
        Quote: atalef
        legalize coca cultivation

        There, just not everything is so simple. Yes, legalization of coca is legal in Bolivia, but it is not among the main exporters of cocaine.
        1. atalef
          atalef 13 November 2019 12: 46
          -2
          Quote: tesser
          Quote: atalef
          legalize coca cultivation

          There, just not everything is so simple. Yes, legalization of coca is legal in Bolivia, but it is not among the main exporters of cocaine.

          And who exports cocaine?
          Legally.
          Or legally (in Bolivia) expressed coca goes to livestock feed?
          Its legalization consisted in one thing, so that the police would not drive them away, and where then cocaine goes to the USA, Europe or Russia - morality did not bother with this morality
          1. tesser
            tesser 13 November 2019 18: 51
            -1
            Quote: atalef
            And who exports cocaine?

            Colombia, Peru, Bolivia in 3rd place.
            Quote: atalef
            Or legally (in Bolivia) expressed coca goes to livestock feed?

            It is believed that coca leaves (not cocaine) are such an Indian snack, like birch sap.
            https://www.svoboda.org/a/28362308.html
            Quote: atalef
            His legalization consisted in one thing, so that the police would not chase them,

            Its legalization is that the American partners, in their war on drugs, got into the habit of tracking landings from air / from space and infringing on the peasants. Although it is clear that the problem is not with the peasants.
    2. depressant
      depressant 13 November 2019 08: 50
      +1
      How many billions did Russia pump up? Everyone signed up there - Sberbank, Rostec, Rosatom and others, who always sign in such cases. And now the signatories console each other, they say, we are so beautiful, we are there for a long time.
      Nu-nu.
      And here we are about cannibalistic Africa.
      You must be able to subscribe too.
      Practice shows: well-being always throws us.
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 13 November 2019 07: 49
    0
    Treason of the military and complete chaos in the country

    Everyone knows how to do and have mistakes .... again, from good, people do not look for good, but this is not very similar to purely popular indignation ...
    Estimates are put in different ways and it is too early to sum up. Obviously, there will be no return to the previous one ... there will be changes and not cosmetic ones.
    PS .... in Latin America with the army, the rulers, it is very necessary to be friends !!! This is an axiom.
  12. Avior
    Avior 13 November 2019 09: 00
    -4
    Morales was a supporter of replenishing the Bolivian economy by participating in the drug trade.
    Moreover, he himself did not consider Coca a drug. So, a common subject of agricultural production.
    No wonder the peasants were in favor.
    1. atalef
      atalef 13 November 2019 12: 48
      0
      Quote: Avior
      Moreover, he himself did not consider Coca a drug. So, a common subject of agricultural production.

      Well, in Afghanistan, poppy is also agricultural products
      Following your logic.
      And from opium, drugs are generally made.
  13. Good_Anonymous
    Good_Anonymous 13 November 2019 09: 22
    -1
    for thirteen years, one of the last left-wing romantics of the New World tried to pull him out.


    Pulled out? No. And time is running out. Following.
  14. Maks1995
    Maks1995 13 November 2019 10: 14
    0
    But now it’s clear what will happen, if the President wants to raise taxes on GAZ-OIL and reduce the retirement age.
    It’s better to throw billions of Deripaska and K, and the population will be killed
  15. Guards turn
    Guards turn 13 November 2019 10: 36
    0
    The US is urgently evacuating its diplomats from Bolivia due to riots in the country.
    US authorities have decided to urgently evacuate families of diplomats working in Bolivia due to riots in the country. The State Department also called on state employees, whose functions are not emergency, to leave Bolivia too.
    1. Avior
      Avior 13 November 2019 11: 54
      +1
      US authorities have decided to urgently evacuate families of diplomats working in Bolivia ...

      They don’t read what? smile
      Said the same
      Naturally, the United States took the events in Bolivia as its victory: Evo Morales was one of the most uncomfortable Latin American leaders for Washington. He hated American imperialism, repeatedly stated this, pursued a socialist policy

  16. Polymer
    Polymer 13 November 2019 19: 17
    +1
    He showed an enviable humanism, abandoning the opposition to force, although he, of course, also had supporters in the army and the police, and in the event of armed clashes, the country would plunge into the abyss of civil war.

    Unfortunately, this humanism does not give any guarantees that a civil war will not start. Yanukovych will confirm.
  17. Prisoner
    Prisoner 14 November 2019 00: 47
    +1
    The smart learns from the mistakes of others, from his own, we do not teach at all. what Mattresses in their repertoire. Elite bribery and chaos organization. Then shearing of sheep will follow, in the sense of looting the country and if any of the local traitors are lucky to take them to the United States. The old scheme, but it works.
  18. sergey Mikula
    sergey Mikula 14 November 2019 14: 03
    +1
    That is, the option of overthrowing, due to the fact that the "comrade" - contrary to the constitution, spent 13 years in power, and was going to rule for another term, it is not even being considered. at least as a variety of opinions?
  19. iouris
    iouris 14 November 2019 16: 17
    +1
    Quote: "Bolivia is a bad country for the left." End of quote.
    This is not true. The most unsuccessful country for the left is Russia. And, in general, the wrong country was called Honduras (popular wisdom).
  20. Simple
    Simple 15 November 2019 00: 07
    0
    And a month has not passed ...

    https://www.ingenieur.de/technik/fachbereiche/rohstoffe/deutschland-sichert-sich-wichtigen-zugang-zu-lithium/
  21. Fevralsk. Morev
    Fevralsk. Morev 17 November 2019 14: 12
    -1
    I don't have a zombie lover of a bathyscaphe and bikes are not yet shouting "Do you want it like in Bolivia?"