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Judi Lynn

(161,382 posts)
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 12:14 AM Nov 2022

Opinion: A new coup may be being planned in Bolivia

MIRIAM AMANCAY COLQUE looks at the confontational tactics by the country's right wing frustrated at having lost the general election

OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE: President Luis Arce Catacora (centre) inaugurates the first Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy Center in El Alto on March 6 2022. The facility will provide care to 36,000 patients per year who require diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring against cancer Photo: Vice Ministry of Communication/CC

FRESH fascist attacks in Bolivia endorsed by the national and international right-wing press, headed by the nefarious coup plotter Luis Fernando Camacho, intend to apply “the recipe of the empire” to overthrow the democratic government of Luis Arce, who was elected in October 2020 with more than 55 per cent of the vote.

The left-wing MAS-IPSP, made famous by former leader Evo Morales, defeated the coup plotters led by Jeanine Anez, Arturo Murillo Prijic, Fernando Lopez and the rest of the corrupt clique that in 2019 usurped power to massacre the people, loot the state coffers, embezzle strategic companies, increase the narcotraffic, reinstall rapacious neoliberalism and steal large areas of land.

But who is Luis Fernando Camacho? He is a far-right separatist who dreams of dividing Bolivia and an extremist who for many years led the paramilitary neonazis Crucenista Youth Union (UJC).

He is a rich, daddy’s boy, a creature of dictatorships, accused of tax evasion, corruption and incompetence as a governor, with connections to tax havens earning him a mention in the Panama Papers. His father, Jose Luis Camacho Parada, is a blood-soaked paramilitary who was notorious during the dictatorships of Banzer and Luis Garcia Meza.

. . .In their supposedly “peaceful” forced blockade that started in October 22, the far-right “civic dictators” target and attack the dark-skinned people with racist, discriminatory insults: “Shitty collas, get out of here. Go back where you come from. Indians, savages, beasts ...”

They block the streets prohibiting the free transit to the humblest sectors that need to feed their families. With sticks and whips with nails in them they hit and kick women and men, causing serious injuries.


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Opinion: A new coup may be being planned in Bolivia (Original Post) Judi Lynn Nov 2022 OP
The white racists on the flat lands have control of the agriculture and gas and oil there. Judi Lynn Nov 2022 #1
And where can THEY run to? Easterncedar Nov 2022 #2

Judi Lynn

(161,382 posts)
1. The white racists on the flat lands have control of the agriculture and gas and oil there.
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 12:56 AM
Nov 2022

They have tried to cut off their land to keep its use and profits away from the entire population of the country containing the original population, the First Bolivians.

It appears that since recently did Bolivia become a highly sought source of lithium, found at the higher altitudes have they determined this time they intend to take over permanently at all costs to the huge native population.

The indigenous people were only able to vote after one revolution in 1952. Since then they have never been without extreme threat from the European-descended population on a daily basis.

The shock troopers, death squads, paramilitaries have always hunted native people, invaded their communities, tortured, beaten, murdered them freely, with little fear of retribution or justice holding them responsible.


(2,690 posts)
2. And where can THEY run to?
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 02:39 AM
Nov 2022

This is very disturbing. For those who think running away from the US is a proper response to the rise of Fascism here, I suggest we need to fight to stop it for the sake of the rest of the threatened world.

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