“Like many populists on both the left and the right, Morales claimed to wield power in the name of the people. But after weeks of mass protests in La Paz and other Bolivian cities, and the rapid crumbling of his support both within law enforcement and his own political party, it was his loss of legitimacy among the majority of his own countrymen that forced Morales to resign yesterday.
What he and some of his most credulous Western supporters described as a coup was in fact something very different: proof that Bolivians—like the citizens of many other countries around the world—resent arbitrary rule. The longer they have suffered from oppression, the more they have come to value the democratic institutions that are now threatened by populists around the globe.”
Evo Morales Finally Went Too Far for Bolivia
It is a darned good summary and specially for The Atlantic that is pretty on the left of thing political. And if you have anybody still claiming this was a coup, remind them that the Bolivian military never left its bases and that the National Police was on the streets marching with civilians. There was never a violent threat to Evo Morales, just a direct attack on his ego by the people of Bolivia.
One thought on “The Atlantic and what happened in Bolivia.”
Ah, the ego … One of the most vulnerable spots of the insecure.
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