Bolivia is in turmoill following the coup that ousted President Evo Morales who resigned and is now in Mexico. At least 20 people have been killed in clashes between the security forces and protestors. Morales’ political party the Movement for Socialism (Mas) has the majority in parliament and could vote to reject Morales’s resignation but have chosen not to, for fear of exacerbating the tensions.
The “interim leadership” has already threatened to arrest elected lawmakers in Morales’ party for sedition, while killing people in the streets https://t.co/KOKNUrKyxU
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) November 19, 2019
Bernie Sanders was questioned about events in Bolivia and was unequivocal about calling it a coup.
Of the viable candidates running, only Bernie can get close to an answer like this, which is what makes his candidacy so unique and so important: https://t.co/nAfsj1zDNx
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 17, 2019
So far, we have had two successful right wing takeovers of Latin American countries in Brazil and Bolivia and an as-yet unsuccessful ongoing attempt in Venezuela, with the US backing all three.