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Thread: Another Year, Another Coup: Evo Morales Resigns

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJL View Post
    U need a link , or it can only be regarded as your opinion . There is no evidence to be found that Bolivians were in any way suffering under Morales......evidence suggest the exact opposite , actually. This appears be nothing more than the usual retarded US foreign policy written by the usual gutless corporations.....http://www.coha.org/eleven-years-of-...rales-bolivia/ ........"Evo Morales will soon have been the president of Bolivia for 12 years, heralding the ascent of the indigenous social movements to governmental power. This ended the apartheid system against the indigenous that existed for 500 years in Bolivia. Morales won in 2005 with 53.7% of the vote, followed by re-elections in 2009 with 64.2% and 2014 with 61.3%. The country has made great strides in economic development, national sovereignty, women’s and Original Peoples’ rights, respect for Mother Earth, raising the people’s standard of living, level of education, and health care."
    My brother retired from the foreign service a few years ago. He was assigned to the US embassy in Bolivia. He told me what the condition were like for the common people there. The politically connected elites lived well. The rest, not so much.

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    Speaking of dumb...
    Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
    --Immanuel Kant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Speaking of dumb...
    You should stop now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    My brother retired from the foreign service a few years ago. He was assigned to the US embassy in Bolivia. He told me what the condition were like for the common people there. The politically connected elites lived well. The rest, not so much.
    "not so much" ?.......considering the coup is a standard US regime change operation , and that your brother was assigned to the US embassy , this is no substitute for a genuine link that shows Morales was in any way bad for Bolivian people . Nice try , but no cigar. Considering how "well" the US politically connected elites do out of fleecing the US public and economy , it's quite hypocritical . US elites have an intense paranoia about any country that they perceive as being "socialist" , making any progress at all, and consider it their duty to force change for the worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    Via Common Dreams:



    Evo Morales brought stability to Bolivia, and brought more than one fifth of their population out of poverty. He was Bolivia's first indigenous leader. He won re-election fairly, and when U.S.-backed international organizations claimed there were "serious irregularities" (CNN ), he immediately agreed to calls for a recount and no actual irregularities were ever proven. Finally, the Bolivian military ordered him to step down or they would cease control, so Morales stepped down.

    These reckless coups threaten to destabilize yet another Latin American country. It will be interesting to see what new reports come out later about who is involved in this newest one.
    That's one way of looking at it. Here's another way: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...olivia/601741/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJL View Post
    "not so much" ?.......considering the coup is a standard US regime change operation , and that your brother was assigned to the US embassy , this is no substitute for a genuine link that shows Morales was in any way bad for Bolivian people . Nice try , but no cigar. Considering how "well" the US politically connected elites do out of fleecing the US public and economy , it's quite hypocritical . US elites have an intense paranoia about any country that they perceive as being "socialist" , making any progress at all, and consider it their duty to force change for the worse.
    The CIA conspiracy theorists are active again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rationalist View Post
    That's one way of looking at it. Here's another way: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...olivia/601741/
    And Castro brought stability to Cuba. Hugo Chavez brought stability to Venezuela.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    And Castro brought stability to Cuba. Hugo Chavez brought stability to Venezuela.
    Pretty much. The left claims to be against authoritarianism, but they sure do make excuses for their favorite leaders.

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    I don’t get why liberals always see these socialist paradises. There’s not one example of a successful socialist nation, yet they keep holding onto the fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    And Castro brought stability to Cuba. Hugo Chavez brought stability to Venezuela.
    Yes , they both did . That's why US corporate oil interests were so paranoid about them , and spent so much money ,time and energy to bring them down and create more chaos and poverty ......and they didn't even do it with their own money - they used yours .

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