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Coup d’état in Bolivia topples President Evo Morales (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 366.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the recent coup in Bolivia which has toppled four term President Evo Morales.

Morales resigned over the weekend, at the demands of Bolivia’s military chief, following weeks of protests. Hours before his resignation Morales had promised fresh elections, after the OAS doubted the current election results.


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Via RT…

Former leader of Ecuador Rafael Correa said the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales was the result of a coup d’etat and that events could have ended in worse violence, if the socialist leader had not resigned.

“Of course there was a coup d’etat,” Correa told RT Spanish in an exclusive interview on Monday, explaining that such an insubordination of the country’s armed forces “cannot exist in a constitutional state of law” or democracy. “If Evo Morales did not resign, there would have been a bloodbath because there was no public order,” he said.

Morales resigned on Sunday at the demands of Bolivia’s military chief, following weeks of protests and only hours after he had promised fresh elections. Morales previously proclaimed he had won the October 20 general election with a 10-point lead, a result which was quickly contested by the opposition, who accused him of tampering with the vote.

There can be no true democracy until the arbitrators are the citizens and “not the uniformed,” Correa said, adding that he would not be surprised if there were foreign forces behind the efforts to oust Morales.

Correa said that the Organization of American States (OAS), which encouraged Morales to call for new elections, did not condemn events in socialist Bolivia because democracy is only valid when it serves the interests of the right.

“You can see the double standards that exist in all this. For the right, democracy is valid as long as it meets its interests,” Correa said. When those interests stop being fulfilled, suddenly democracy is not enough and “the situation must be changed to blood and fire, as we are seeing in Bolivia.”

Correa said the Bolivian people have experienced dignity and prosperity under Morales’ leadership and that after recent events, people across Latin America will soon be convinced that the OAS is “useless” and nothing but “an instrument of US domination.”

He said that the OAS wants elections in Bolivia but only without Morales because they know that he was democratically elected by the people already. “They have just forcibly removed a president who has won the election widely, with more than 10 points,” he said, insisting that Morales is the rightful leader of Bolivia.

Morales called for new elections on Sunday with the aim of “seeking peace” in Bolivia — yet the opposition would not accept Morales’ participation in the new elections and urged protesters to continue mobilizing in the streets until he resigned. On Twitter, Morales said the coup attempt “destroys the rule of law.”

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Olivia Kroth
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I hope he will be able to return to his native country from exile in Mexico one day. It might have helped if he had developed stronger ties with Russia and China. Both countries supported Venezuela successfully to ward of Guaido’s coup attempt.

John Ellis
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John Ellis

President Morales was hired by the rich and fired by the rich. Get some common horse sense.

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ManintheMoon

All fine except the expected lack of mention of Duran’s hero, Trump, who – even if he was not part of planning the Bolivian coup – has crowed about it. This and the attempted failed coup in Venezuela, which he also strongly backed, may well come back to haunt him if he too is a victim of the coup planned (by the same neocons) against himself. I for one certainly won’t have much sympathy with him – it ‘s dog eat in dog in the world’s most powerful rogue state.

John Ellis
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John Ellis

No media has more exposed the corruption inherent in reality star Trump than The Duran. Lover of the rich that you be, get a life.

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John Ellis

WARNING — AL POSTS BELOW — PAID CONFUSION

ManintheMoon
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ManintheMoon

All fine except the expected lack of mention of Duran’s hero, Trump, who – even if he was not part of planning the Bolivian coup – has crowed about it. This and the attempted failed coup in Venezuela, which he also strongly backed, may well come back to haunt him if he too is a victim of the coup planned (by the same neocons) against himself. I am rapidly losing any sympathy with the Orange clown – it ‘s dog eat in dog in the world’s most powerful rogue state.

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ManintheMoon

All fine except for the expected lack of mention of Duran’s hero, Trump, who – even if he was not part of planning the Bolivian coup – has crowed about it. This and the attempted failed coup in Venezuela, which he also strongly backed, may well come back to haunt him if he too is a victim of the coup planned (by the same neocons) against himself. I am rapidly losing any sympathy for him if he does succumb – it ‘s dog eat in dog in the world’s most powerful rogue state that looks set for the abyss.

ManintheMoon
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ManintheMoon

All fine except – of course – no mention of the Duran’s hero, Trump’s role in this coup (and the failed one in Venezuela. Should one have any sympathy for the Orange Clown if he too is brought down by the same forces? I won’t. The only hope for the USA and the rest of us, is that it breaks up – successfully this time – and at least some of the neocons are put on trial by the most sensible rump that emerges.

John Ellis
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John Ellis

UPDATE — 1. Opposition lady in Parliament just announced that she has elected herself to be the new President. — 2. Parliament members who belong to the Opposition Party, they represent the 25% most wealthy in society, the rich ruling-class. — 3. Parliament members who belong to the Pro-government Party, they represent the 25% of society that is educated middle-class. — 4. As the rich in Bolivia hire most of Parliament as paid actors and have decided to remove President Morales from office, a rich man’s coup has taken place. — 5. The native population in Bolivia, as they are… Read more »

John Ellis
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John Ellis

Everything in this video is true and most enlightening. Still, in my opinion, much evidence indicates that President Morales gained office, held office and was removed from office by a rich power combine.

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