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Monday, November 11, 2019

Mexico has offered asylum to former Bolivian President Evo Morales, a day after he resigned following weeks of protest over a disputed election.

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This seems like a major news story. Surprised it's not getting more attention.

We're not going to ground his plane again, are we?

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-11-11 10:40 PM | Reply

Yet another socialist who tried to become a dictator. Bye bye. Maduro will be lucky to avoid the same fate.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-11 11:52 PM | Reply

AOC's hero - www.commondreams.org

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-11-12 01:54 AM | Reply

This seems like a major news story. Surprised it's not getting more attention.

The good people at the CIA are working their magic, and the media loves when we overthrow governments, so no reporting for you.

#4 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-11-12 06:49 AM | Reply

Evo Morales Finally Went Too Far for Bolivia

The socialist president claimed authoritarian powers in the name of the popular will. But average citizens were fed up with arbitrary rule.
www.theatlantic.com

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-12 08:15 AM | Reply

claimed authoritarian powers

www.theatlantic.com

Which, of course, is what Trump does.

It would just be too funny if Donald sought asylum in Mexico.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-12 08:21 AM | Reply

"Morales's departure from office marks both a sea change in Latin American politics and a stinging rebuke to the navet of parts of the Western left. Even though there had always been strong evidence of their anti-democratic leanings, new socialist leaders such as Hugo Chvez in Venezuela and Morales in Bolivia were widely celebrated throughout the first decade of the 21st century as the future face of Latin America.

Now virtually nothing remains of their erstwhile appeal. Chvez and his successor, Nicols Maduro, have made Venezuela deeply authoritarian and shockingly poor. Meanwhile, the Bolivian people have come out in great numbers to stop Morales from violently crushing their protests. . . .

From east to west, and south to north, the dream of Latin America's so-called pink wave has turned into a nightmare. And the many scholars, writers, and politicians who have for years sung the praises of aspiring dictators like Maduro and Morales should not be easily forgiven for sacrificing the rights of distant people on the altar of their rigid ideology."

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-12 08:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

--And the many scholars, writers, and politicians who have for years sung the praises of aspiring dictators like Maduro and Morales should not be easily forgiven for sacrificing the rights of distant people on the altar of their rigid ideology."

Nothing new here. Public intellectuals have been shilling for leftist dictators in distant lands since 1917. It's in their nature, like scorpions.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-11-12 08:56 AM | Reply

The US govt has been out to "prove" that any form of socialism doesn't work by sabotaging it anywhere in the world via coups, wars, assassinations, and sanctions. "See, it doesn't work!"

#9 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-12 09:34 AM | Reply

#9 You're an idiot.

#10 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-11-12 09:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

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The socialist president claimed authoritarian powers in the name of the popular will.

He didn't claim authoritarian powers. The Supreme Court made a ruling and he obeyed the ruling. Is obeying supreme court rulings authoritarian?

Then the OAS fomented unrest with deliberately conflating the "quick count" voting with the official voting, and the rest is history.

Oh well, at least we can get at those sweet, sweet lithium mines now. We got batteries to make. This green new deal ain't supplying itself.

#11 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-11-12 09:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I may be called idiot by Trump supporters, but at least I'm not a Trump supporter. Oh, look what I found! A brief history of U.S.-led regime change in Latin America

#12 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-12 10:04 AM | Reply

It was wrong for this guy to try to remain in power after changing the rules to allow himself to remain in power. Unfortunately, this seems to be something that hasn't changed in developing nations over the decades. And, of course it's happened in Russia with Putin.

#13 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-12 10:05 AM | Reply

It was wrong for this guy to try to remain in power after changing the rules to allow himself to remain in power.

He followed the supreme court ruling. Somehow a military coup is preferable to following the rulings of their court system?

#14 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-11-12 10:22 AM | Reply

The court ruling seemed to be a sham to empower a dictatorship, and enough Bolivians saw it this way. Mass protests without the military coup would have been a better response.

#15 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-12 10:35 AM | Reply

Well, it's a good thing Nexico has the cajones.

He ain't getting any of that crap around here I tells ya!

And stay off Nulli's lawn!

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-12 10:50 AM | Reply

It was wrong for this guy to try to remain in power after changing the rules to allow himself to remain in power.

He didn't change it, he attempted to change it and the referendum failed.

He followed the supreme court ruling.

Over ruling the referendum results attempting to run for a fourth term; then only because a party had the legal muscle to then present the case to the court.

Mass protests without the military coup would have been a better response.

Mass protests were happening, the military just "asked" him to step down to restore 'peace and stability and for the good of our Bolivia.

In the end, he did good for Bolivia, but perhaps his welcome wore out. This is the again the problem with dictators, they want to bend the rules, and they never want to step down.

stay off Nulli's Lawn

Mine too.

#17 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-12 11:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm left wing, but I don't like dictatorships. But the people want dictatorships sometimes. That stinks.

#18 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-12 11:09 AM | Reply

Reality is sometimes stranger than our neat models and stereotypes. Sometimes it is the Courts that are the corrupt institution and the Military which is trying to maintain democracy.

#19 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-11-12 03:49 PM | Reply

Calling out the coup. She'd better watch her back: www.youtube.com On the plus side, I hear that Tesla stock is on the rise; get that Bolivian lithium, baby!!! *sarcasm

#20 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-12 04:19 PM | Reply

"#9 You're an idiot."

HAMBURGLAR's post was entirely true. So many instances of our meddling in South and Central America that it makes you look like the idiot Mustang.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-13 10:05 AM | Reply

"HAMBURGLAR's post was entirely true. So many instances of our meddling in South and Central America that it makes you look like the idiot Mustang."

Is this the part where you try and explain to ud proles how the US was the root cause of Venezuela's problems?

#22 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-11-13 02:35 PM | Reply

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