Update: Bolivia Coup Regime Agrees to Nine of Ten Peasant Demands

….  Coup Leaders will Withdraw Military from the Streets

https://images.pagina12.com.ar/styles/focal_3_2_960x640/public/media/articles/32154/documento.jpg?itok=dH8hlvF0Yesterday, the Minister of the Presidency of the Bolivian coup regime accepted eight of the nine demands presented by the peasant and social organizations of La Paz.

The agreement, signed by Minister Jerjes Justiniano, removes the military from the streets of the country, frees those arrested in the protests, promises economic reparations to the victims of the repression and the continuity of certain policies of the government of Evo Morales.   

The pact was signed by Minister Justiniano on stationery of the organization Tupaj Katari (see facsimile), which is the Departmental Federation of Peasant Workers of La Paz, along with representatives of social organizations.

The points of the pact are:

* Abrogation of the decrees that exempt the Armed Forces from criminal responsibility in the repression.

* Immediate withdrawal of the military.

* General elections before January 22.

* Release of those detained in law enforcement operations, guarantees to union leaders and no persecution.

* Economic compensation and medical care for the wounded and compensation for the families of the victims of police and military repression.

* Respect for the Whiphala (the indigenous flag) and prosecution of the policemen who mistreated the patriotic symbol.

* Continuity of the projects of Evo Cumple and others of the previous government.

* Removal of Arturo Murillo from the post of Minister of Government.

* Respect for natural resources and not dispossession.

Meanwhile, de facto president Jeanine Añez opposed a bill presented by MAS to give immunity to former constitutional president Evo Morales.

Añez publicly announced that, if approved, she would veto the bill. “We cannot grant protection to those who have subjected, persecuted, deceived and mocked Bolivians,” said Áñez.

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  • Trevor  On 11/26/2019 at 11:41 am

    Who are the good guys, and who are bad guys?

    Historically, coups in Latin America are tied to Yankee European “regime change”.

    Before regime change in Venezuela, AmeriKKKa didn’t like Venezuela, but during the right wing government rule of the 60s to 80s (pre-Chavez), Europeans once praised Venezuela as a “tropical paradise for their people”, but when Chavez was elected the same Europeans started to call for regime change.

    Before Chavez was elected, Caracas developers started to build massive condo towers while the local Venezuelans were forced to live in shanty town ghettos.

    When Chavez was elected he built housing for the poor. Huge difference.

    Trinidad had a similar issue with gangs living in the slums of POS while higher buildings were being constructed.

    # Waiting to hear that Bolivia is now a “tropical paradise” by the “expats”.

    • Trevor  On 11/26/2019 at 11:58 am

      “Efforts to calm the situation have been undermined by a spate of killings by security forces and missteps from Bolivia’s caretaker president, a conservative Catholic who has posted racist Twitter messages disparaging indigenous Bolivians, and who initially failed to include a single representative of the country’s indigenous majority in her cabinet. Áñez fuelled tensions with her decision to declare herself interim president while clutching an over-sized Bible.”

      So my hypothesis was true.

      I should apply for a professor job at UG lol

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