What Would Happen if Morales Wins in Bolivia?

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would the US government really shut down all relations and lose all that sweet gas or will they do another Chavez on him, joining up the companys and plant stories that the people doesnt like him?

Chupa-Cabras, Thursday, 11 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

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I was born in Bolivia to Peace Corps parents but left there as a baby and have only visited once, briefly. While I was there, the road from La Paz to Cochabamba was blocked by campesinos protesting the privatization of water.

Can you fill me in?

Did Morales win? Did the US shut down relations?

Maria D., Saturday, 11 October 2003 01:10 (sixteen years ago) link

two years pass...
REVIVE! (now that he's actually won an election)

Evo Morales, Classic or Dud? Too soon to know, obv., but a fascinating guy.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Monday, 19 December 2005 22:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Something I don't know: Will he be the first indigenous/Indian president in the Americas?

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Monday, 19 December 2005 22:38 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't know nothin bout this dude - but after Googling him my first impression is HUZZAH! I'm loving the recent resurgence of south American leftism.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 19 December 2005 22:47 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

So...how do we feel he is doing so far?

laxalt, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 10:33 (eleven years ago) link

Also has anyone read the Benjamin Dangl book yet?

laxalt, Wednesday, 2 April 2008 12:11 (eleven years ago) link


laxalt, Sunday, 6 April 2008 18:19 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

kinda lol but mostly sad, sure "problems being men" will mean homosexuality.

404s & Heartbreak (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 20 April 2010 23:53 (nine years ago) link

probably just means problems getting or keeping it up, no? hence use of word "virility".

latin leaders be superstitious.

by another name (amateurist), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:07 (nine years ago) link

nah, just read it in spanish, he uses the phrase "desviaciones en su ser como hombres" which is fairly unambiguous.

404s & Heartbreak (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:10 (nine years ago) link

just sad that i have to stop eating chicken tbh :(

404s & Heartbreak (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:11 (nine years ago) link

heaveho morales

livestock crush (velko), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:25 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...


In most of the major Latin American coups I can think of, 1) the elected President and supporters did make errors, or even broke the law and 2) the coup was preceded by protests.

What matters is how the leader is removed, and which power is installed afterward

— Vincent Bevins (@Vinncent) November 11, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 15:56 (three months ago) link

do I personally like the idea of a 4-term president? Nope (though do a coup on Merkel next)

Oh come the fuck on. Can we stop being complete idiots here?

Frederik B, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:35 (three months ago) link

on Twitter?

grebbmoolb (crüt), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:37 (three months ago) link

Lol. Obviously not. Ilx.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:39 (three months ago) link

you could read the thread were he admits the comparison to merkel is "broad" and that morales "violated the spirit of the law (at least)"

ت (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:46 (three months ago) link

Thanks, I did read it. It's not 'broad' it's idiotic.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:51 (three months ago) link

what's idiotic about it?

ت (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:54 (three months ago) link

fred could i drop u off a building

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:57 (three months ago) link

jim, are you kidding me?

Frederik B, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:58 (three months ago) link

For one, president and chancellor is not the same thing.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:02 (three months ago) link

Frank-Walter Steinmeier needs to be put in his place - as soon as anyone finds out who he is.

'Skills' Wallace (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:07 (three months ago) link

Lol @ it was sooo on the cards that Feed would defend the coup

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:09 (three months ago) link

Nobody is defending the coup you fucking moron

Frederik B, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:11 (three months ago) link

But talk about 'on the cards' of you to claim that, lol

Frederik B, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:12 (three months ago) link

fred thinks we can read his mind i think

ت (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:16 (three months ago) link

The American public should know the extent to which the entirety of the US media and political class is explicitly or implicitly throwing their weight behind someone who openly uses genocidal language against indigenous people

— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) November 13, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 15:30 (three months ago) link

ah, of course it's about the lithium, makes sense


Book Doula (sleeve), Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:39 (three months ago) link

Mark Weisbrot: "The OAS lied to the public about the Bolivian election and coup” https://t.co/fA3zZ6YJTm

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) November 19, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 20:33 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

holy moley

Bolivia's Indigenous/Andean architecture. These 'Cholets' are product of the economic boom under Evo that redistributed wealth outside the white elite. Development with identity. pic.twitter.com/NnYh7dlLRC

— Ollie Vargas (@OVargas52) February 11, 2020

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:30 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

As Bolivia gears up for a do-over election on May 3, the country remains in unrest following the Nov. 10 military-backed coup against incumbent President Evo Morales.

A quick recap: Morales claimed victory in October’s election, but the opposition protested about what it called electoral fraud. A Nov. 10 report from the Organization of American States (OAS) noted election irregularities, which “leads the technical audit team to question the integrity of the results of the election on October 20.” Police then joined the protests and Morales sought asylum in Mexico.

The military-installed government charged Morales with sedition and terrorism. A European Union monitoring report noted that some 40 former electoral officials have been arrested and face criminal charges of sedition and subversion, and 35 people have died in the post-electoral conflict. The highest-polling presidential candidate, a member of Morales’s Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS-IPSP) party, has received a summons from prosecutors for undisclosed crimes, a move some analysts suspect was aimed to keep him off the ballot.

The media has largely reported the allegations of fraud as fact. And many commentators have justified the coup as a response to electoral fraud by MAS-IPSP. However, as specialists in election integrity, we find that the statistical evidence does not support the claim of fraud in Bolivia’s October election.


bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 27 February 2020 14:55 (two days ago) link

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