Donald Trump and the U.S.’s Involve in the Coup in Bolivia

Donald Trump and the U.S.’s Involve in the Coup in Bolivia
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13 November 2019
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The United States government, prone to assess the rest of the world with guarantees and lists, even when no one has requested their opinion, finally broke its deafening silence about Bolivia’s latest events.

They did so 24 hours after the terror enforced by the fascist hordes of the opposition, with the conspiratorial betrayal of military police forces, compelled the stepping down from office of President Evo Morales.

According to press dispatches, on Monday, Donald Trump, welcomed the resignation of the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, which he labeled as "a strong signal" to the "illegitimate" regimens of Venezuela and Nicaragua , and praised the role of Bolivian military.

"The United States praises the Bolivian people for demanding freedom and the Bolivian military for complying with their oath to protect not only one person, but the Constitution of Bolivia," said Trump in a statement.

"These events send a strong signal to the illegitimate regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua that democracy and the will of the people will always prevail."

Trump's statements took place while the police and military in Alto, La Paz and other Bolivian cities repressed MAS supporters to prevent them from taking to the streets in support of their president.

While Saturday and Sunday paramilitary forces killed and harassed indigenous and poor settlers, threatened to kill the relatives of members of the government, torched or looted the houses of officials, including that of President Evo, neither the United States, nor its political instrument, the OAS cared a bit about the defense of the Constitution.

The "strong signal" sent by Trump cannot be more powerful, not just for Venezuela and Nicaragua, but for the entire world. Firstly, it means an overt support to those who many even within the United States consider a coup d’état.

Democratic congressmen from the United States Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar described the situation Bolivia is living as a coup d’état.

"What is happening in Bolivia right now it’s not democracy, it’s a coup d’état," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in his Twitter account.

On the other hand, Omar said:"There's a word for the President of a country being pushed out by the military," she wrote on Twitter. "It's called a coup."

Likewise, and immediately after Evo Morales’s resignation, the United States Socialism and Liberation Party accused the U.S. imperialism of being the sponsor of the coup in Bolivia, and expressed his solidarity with the people of that South American nation.

The pretext put forward to muscle Evo Morales out of the presidency: "that he is a dictator who wants to perpetuate himself in power" a huge lie that only exists on the front pages of the newspapers in the hands of the oligarchy.

The relations between Washington and La Paz worsened since the arrival in office of president Morales, using as pretext their defense of indigenous coca growers. According to official U.S. data, assistance to Bolivia began to dwindle in 2007 and ceased in 2013, when Evo expelled the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) because of its interference and subversive nature.

Although, after Trump's arrival to the White House, Bolivia had been excluded from the list of dictatorships proclaimed by John Bolton. It’s no secret to anyone that the country was a pebble in the United States shoe, besides nationalizing its natural resources, for the invariably anti-imperialist position of its president.

If there were any traces of doubts about the North American involvement in the coup, audio files recently published by the Bolivian press confirmed the opposition's collusion with the representatives in the Senate of the Cuban-American mafia Bob Menéndez, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

The latter, considered by Trump as his brain for Latin American matters, oddly, neither on Sunday nor Monday had he heard about what happened in Bolivia and only until a few minutes before the end of this comment he praised on Twitter the role played by the OAS to justify the coup.

The message sent by the U.S. administration can’t be clearer: fascist coups, based on terror and crime, are their best weapons to defend "democracy."

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