Another US coup in Latin America: Evo Morales ousted as president of Bolivia

angelburst29

The Living Force
The dispute between the "replacement" Government heads of Bolivia, who helped un-seat Evo Morales, and the Mexican Embassy in La Paz, seems to stem from a diplomatic dispute - after Mexico's embassy in La Paz granted asylum to allies of Bolivia's former socialist president Evo Morales. Bolivia's government have declared Mexico's Ambassador "persona non grata." Some "dirty Politics" going on here with this new Bolivian Government.

Mexico orders ambassador in Bolivia to return after she declared non grata
Mexico's foreign ministry said on Monday it had instructed its ambassador in Bolivia to return to Mexico to ensure her safety, after Bolivia's government declared her a "persona non grata."

Mexico has not named Bolivian ambassador 'persona non grata': official
A Mexican deputy foreign minister said on Monday that the government had not made a decision to declare Bolivia's ambassador a "persona non grata."

Bolivia expels Mexican, Spanish officials as diplomatic standoff heats up
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia December 30, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado
Bolivia's government expelled Mexican and Spanish diplomats on Monday, escalating a diplomatic dispute after Mexico's embassy in La Paz granted asylum to allies of Bolivia's former socialist president Evo Morales.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
Mint Press has put out a good article on what's happening in Bolivia with this unelected Government. The military chose Senator Jeanine Añez as Evo Morales successor. Some highlights below. I would imagine, what's going on in Bolivia right now, is close to what we might be seeing in Venezuela - if the U.S. succeeded ousting Maduro?

* The Añez administration has certainly made some bold moves. It has already pulled Bolivia out of multiple international and intercontinental political and economic organizations, such as ALBA (the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas) and UNASUR (the Union of South American Nations), both of which had a more left-of-center outlook.

* It has also recognized U.S.-backed anti-president Juan Guaidó as the rightful ruler of Venezuela.

* The government has also participated in a crackdown on dissenting journalism, closing down many TV networks including Bolivia TV, RT and TeleSUR. Even foreign journalists have been assaulted, detained and killed.

* This latest move at privatizing the economy is part of an effort to “dismantle the apparatus of the dictatorial regime of Evo Morales,” as the Minister of Communication, Roxana Lizarraga, put it Water was also privatized.

* Murillo has formally requested the Israeli military come to train Bolivia’s armed forces and has eliminated entry visas for Americans and Israelis.

Bolivia’s New US-Backed Interim Gov’t Wastes No Time Privatizing Economy
Bolivia's New US-Backed Interim Gov't Wastes No Time Privatizing Economy December 16th, 2019
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
A rerun of Bolivia's election has been set for Sunday May 3, the president of the country's Supreme Electoral Tribunal said on Friday.

Bolivia's electoral court sets election rerun for May 3

Salvador Romero said both Presidential and Parliamentary elections would be held on the same day.


When we announce the electoral calendar over the next few days, together with the formal call for the election, all the deadlines that both political organizations and citizens must meet will be specified,” he told reporters in La Paz.

The vote will be held almost seven months after the results of elections that handed a fourth term to Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales but were then discredited.

An audit of last October’s election found serious irregularities, prompting Morales’ resignation and clashes between protesters and security forces that resulted in more than 30 deaths.

Morales, who had been in power for nearly 14 years, resigned following the election dispute and fled to Mexico, and later Argentina. He later said he had been toppled in a coup.

Prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for Morales on charges of sedition, terrorism and terrorist financing. The allegations have been pushed by the government of interim President Jeanine Anez, a former senator and political opponent of Morales.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
Morales, living in exile in Buenos Aires has retracted an earlier statement calling for armed militias to organize in his home Country. A new election is scheduled in May. Interim President Jeanine Anez, supported by the U.S. looks like a very vicious opponent?

Bolivia's caretaker president seeks to unite opposition to Morales as election battle reignites
Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez speaks during a Reuters interview at the Presidential Palace in La Paz, Bolivia January 13, 2020. Picture taken January 13, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez is pushing to unite a divided opposition to secure an election win in May and prevent the return to power of the socialist party of ousted leader Evo Morales.

Bolivia pressures Argentina over Morales call for 'armed militias'
FILE PHOTO: Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian
Bolivia's Foreign Ministry has asked Argentina's government to disavow comments by Bolivian former President Evo Morales, currently living in exile in Buenos Aires, that called for the organization of armed militias in his home country.

Bolivia exiled ex-president Morales retracts call for 'armed militias'
Bolivian former President Evo Morales retracted his call for the organization of militias in his home country on Thursday after the comments sparked outcry from its interim government.

Morales' party names election runners for Bolivia vote
FILE PHOTO: Former Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca attends an ALBA-TCP alliance meeting in Caracas, Venezuela August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo
A former foreign minister and a coca farmer are the front-runners to be on the ticket for exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales' political party in the May elections in the South American country, officials said on Friday.

U.S. official accuses ex-leader Morales of fostering violence in Bolivia
Former Bolivian leader Evo Morales is fostering instability and violence from inside Argentina and the United States had warned the South American nation that he would be a "headache," a senior U.S. official said in an interview published on Sunday by Bolivian media.

Morales announces candidates for MAS party in Bolivia's elections
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales holds a news conference where he announced the candidates for president and vice president for his Movements for Socialism (MAS) coalition party, in Buenos Aires, Argentina January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Mariana Greif
Former Bolivian leader Evo Morales announced from Argentina on Sunday the candidates for his socialist party in Bolivia's May 3 elections, which will serve as a re-run of the disputed October vote and be the first in some two decades without him.
 

sToRmR1dR

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Morales, living in exile in Buenos Aires has retracted an earlier statement calling for armed militias to organize in his home Country. A new election is scheduled in May. Interim President Jeanine Anez, supported by the U.S. looks like a very vicious opponent?

Bolivia's caretaker president seeks to unite opposition to Morales as election battle reignites

Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez speaks during a Reuters interview at the Presidential Palace in La Paz, Bolivia January 13, 2020. Picture taken January 13, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez is pushing to unite a divided opposition to secure an election win in May and prevent the return to power of the socialist party of ousted leader Evo Morales.

'Indeed! And she spreads 'US democracy' very well.'

By Alan Macleod - January 20th, 2020
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
It's being reported that Ex-Bolivian President Evo Morales has gone to Cuba for medical treatment. No further details are available. On Jan 03, 2020, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was briefly admitted to the hospital suffering from a hernia, apparently as a result of being stabbed in the stomach in 2018.

Bolivia's Evo Morales heads to Cuba for medical treatment
Feb. 10, 2020 - Ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales has left Argentina, where he fled in November as a political exile, for Cuba for a medical procedure, his spokesman said on Monday.

“Ex-president Evo Morales last night took an unscheduled flight to Cuba for health reasons,” his spokesman told Reuters. “He’s expected to return this weekend and will continue with his scheduled agenda.”

Since arriving in Argentina, Morales has campaigned fervently for his Movement for Socialism (MAS) party ahead of an upcoming presidential election in Bolivia on May 3.

MAS leads in recent polls against the divided opposition, but not by enough to avoid a second round run-off.

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angelburst29

The Living Force
Bolivian Ex-President Evo Morales slammed a ban on his running for a Senate role in May elections, while his lawyers signaled that the exiled leftist leader would fight back.

Bolivia's Morales slams block on Senate run, eyes legal challenge
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrivess to a news conference as a reaction to electoral body decision of banning the intention of Morales to run as a senator candidate in May election, in Buenos Aires Argentina February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Bolivia’s electoral body said on Thursday that Morales was ineligible to run for a Senate position in the May 3 election re-run of a voided vote late last year that sparked a political crisis and led to his resignation.

Morales, currently in Argentina after leaving Bolivia following his resignation in November, is orchestrating his socialist party’s election campaign and had been angling to become a senator. He is banned from running for president.

The block on Morales’ run is based on his not fulfilling criteria including being a permanent resident in Bolivia. Morales’ lawyers said that this was unfounded.

“Evo Morales is not outside Bolivia voluntarily, but out of necessity. There was a situation of force majeure, where if he had stayed in Bolivia he was killed,” lawyer Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni told reporters in Buenos Aires.

Morales left Bolivia shortly after his resignation following weeks of protests that were sparked by a disputed October election in which he had sought a fourth straight term. Police and military forces eventually pulled their backing for him.

Morales, who ran the landlocked nation for almost 14 years, took up asylum first in Mexico before moving to Argentina.

A second lawyer, Gustavo Ferreyra, said Morales had been encouraged to take up the matter with Bolivian and international bodies.

“We have advised Evo Morales to go to all national and international authorities in order to ensure the widest protection of his rights,” he said.

Morales, who has criticized Bolivia’s interim government and opposition to his Movement for Socialism party for leading what he calls a right-wing coup against him, slammed the decision to prevent him running as undemocratic.

“You can do whatever you want with me, but do not destroy democratic rights and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. Do not destroy Bolivia,” he said.
 

sToRmR1dR

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
'Seems that Evo Morales is 'coming back.'

19 OCT, 2020

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