Bolivia battles to restore stability as fallen Morales reaches Mexico

By Monica Machicao and Stefanie Eschenbache

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I can not think of one South American, Spanish speaking country, that has not had any political unrest, serious violence and upheaval, during the course of my lifetime.

I wonder why?

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Leftism and Socialism failed and rejected... again.

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Hopefully, the people won't stand for this coup of their democratically elected leader. The OAS is a a U.S.-corrupted puppet.

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Morales’ last words were “I’m not gonna crack”

Not surprising that both story’s posted here on JT have avoided the Lithium part of the starry at the heart of all this.

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What a shame. The far right couldn't tolerate his standing up for indigenous peoples and his social democratic (as opposed to socialist) stance.

The coup leader seems like an alarming alternative

Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region, where the US has encouraged separatism. He has courted support from Colombia, Brazil, and the Venezuelan opposition. Virtually unknown outside his country, where he had never won a democratic election, Camacho stepped into the void. He is a powerful multi-millionaire named in the Panama Papers, and an ultra-conservative Christian fundamentalist groomed by a fascist paramilitary notorious for its racist violence, with a base in Bolivia’s wealthy separatist region of Santa Cruz.

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He defied term limits and brought accusations of autocracy when he won a legal challenge to a 2016 referendum in which Bolivians voted against allowing him to run again.

The people there were clear. All he needed to do, was to honor the term limit law and walk away. He wanted to be a dictator for life - like ... er ... Venezuela, Cuba, China each have.

Bolivia has a chance to be a stable, social-democracy. It won't be easy.

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The people voted him in twice, and they were fine with that

What they're not fine with is him being able to run over and over again

Democratic leaders should learn to let go of power when their terms are reached - maximum 2 terms should be enough

If they can't do something within 2 terms, then just pass it on

Beware on anyone who wants to keep running

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