Saturday, November 9, 2019

Bolivia: The other South American socialist paradise sees the people revolt

(La Paz) So after a couple of years in the world’s foremost socialist paradise (Venezuela) loved by the likes of Hollywood stars, Western liberal politicians and the plain stupid. Where the dictator for life has to use his troops to remain in power, the other socialist paradise ‘Boliva’ appears to be travelling down the same path.

After the last general election last month which President Evo Morales happened to win for a 4th time. The constitution in Bolivia only allows 2 terms as president, but after Morales failed to win the vote in which to change it to allow him to enter for a 4th term, (His first term in 2006 doesn’t count) he appealed to the courts , who stated that it would be against his human rights if he was denied to rule for a 4th term and so last month he won yet again, but only after voting was stopped early (after exit polls appeared to show he didn’t have enough votes for an outright win) and then and 2 hours later Morales declared himself the winner, which he substantiated a full 24 hours later with a very detailed breakdown  of how the people voted  which surprise, surprise showed that the people had voted for him.

Unfortunately for Bolivas dictator for life , lots of ballots papers in his name were found in parts of the capital in the hands of people who were not electoral officials, things became even worse when video of the police protecting those ballots and the fake officials aired. virtually the whole of the world (you don't have to guess who didn’t) have demanded that the vote be taken again, however the dictator has said no.

As you may have gathered all of this hasn't gone down well with the plebs and so they have been out protesting  on the streets of the country in which to express their anger , by Thursday 3 people had been killed by the police, this saw Patricia Arce  the female mayor of Vinto dragged through the streets by the protesters , covered in red paint and having her hair cut of, for belonging to the same party as Morales. Well that public anger took a turn for the worse for el presedanti  yesterday when a large part of the countries police force sided with the protesters.