Letter to the Alternative Globalization Movement on the situation in Bolivia

[Versión en español / version française]

Dear friends,

The morning of October 23* President Evo Morales held a press conference saying that there is a coup taking place in Bolivia and calling for international solidarity to defend the ‘process of change’ in Bolivia.

With deep regret, as I was part of the government between 2006 and 2011, I must disagree completely with Evo Morales statement. It is certainly true that Bolivia is in a state of extreme polarization and social unrest. The buildings of various departmental electoral courts have been set on fire and there are massive mobilizations throughout the country.

What is the source for the social unrest that could lead to even worse scenes of violence? Is it possible that Bolivia is living through the fifth stage of a ‘soft coup’ against President Morales promoted by imperialism and Carlos Mesa [the main opposition candidate] as has been suggested by a former government Minister? Continúa leyendo Letter to the Alternative Globalization Movement on the situation in Bolivia