Concerned Bolivians in London Discussed the Coup
20 Bolivians resident in Britain met in London on Saturday 14th December 2019 to exchange views and information on the situation in Bolivia following the Coup in November 2019 against the elected government of Evo Morales.
The news from Bolivia is alarming. All the participants described cases of political persecution, imprisonment and assault against citizens. Most at risk are members of Trades Unions, the ‘Movimiento al Socialismo’ (MAS), the party of Evo Morales, and journalists and citizens who complain about arbitrary attacks and suppression of union and political rights.
To date at least 33 people have been killed by the army during protests calling on the usurper president Anes to resign. Thousands more have been injured and arrested. The police and paramilitary forces have also thrown tear gas canisters into assembled crowds listening to speeches in La Paz, Cochabamba and other cities and towns to punish and discourage people from protesting.
The meeting resolved to publicize the crimes and abuses of the fascist Anes and her right wing allies and to fight for a return to democracy in Bolivia. A number of public events are planned for 2020. The meeting was also attended by a number of Latin Americans who expressed their solidarity with Bolivia and will help in the fight for democracy and social justice in Bolivia.
Bolivian Coup - Jackals Fight for Loot
Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction.
Bolivian television viewers must have been amazed as they saw one of the coup leaders, Camacho, sat at a table receiving another one, Pumari, from Potosi. Camaro’s guest was extracting a price for his support.
In order to endorse him as president, Pumari offered to become his vice-presidential candidate and demanded 50,000 US dollars and the customs office post at Potosi.
The Bolivian journalist who viewed the recording was clearly bemused and he asked Camacho why he had recorded the incident. Camacho responded that he always took that precaution. He was obviously keen to damage his past ally.
The race among the coup actors to amass wealth shows their lack of confidence in the length of their stay in power. Bolivians must hope the fascists leave before the damage they inflict on the country is too great.