Bolivian President “Resigned” at Gunpoint Last Week, After Taking Back Control from the Rothschild-Controlled IMF & World Bank in 2017
Bolivian President “Resigned” at Gunpoint Last Week, After Taking Back Control from the Rothschild-Controlled IMF & World Bank in 2017 from Humans Are Free
Back in 2017, the alt media was glad to report that Bolivia managed to kick out the Rothschild’s banks out of the country and reclaim its financial independence, by not responding to financial pressure from the U.S government or Rothschild owned banking entities.
Before Evo Morales assumed the office of president, Bolivia was suffering from the effects of IMF/ World Bank-imposed austerity and privatization that exploited its people and resources. It was also South America’s poorest nation.
Though the Bolivian people, through strong showings of popular resistance over a period of years, were able to stop some of the worst privatization efforts – particularly the privatization of the nation’s water supply, many of the shackles imposed by these Rothschild-controlled institutions remained.
Since 2006, a year after Morales came to power, social spending on health, education, and poverty programs has increased by over 45 percent.
During a visit to Tarija in Southern Bolivia, Morales said:
“Before, in order to obtain credit from the IMF, we were forced to give up a part of our country, but we have liberated ourselves economically and politically and we are no longer dependent on other countries or institutions.”
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government’s independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation.
“A day like today in 1944 ended Bretton Woods Economic Conference (USA), in which the IMF and WB were established,” Morales tweeted.
“These organizations dictated the economic fate of Bolivia and the world. Today we can say that we have total independence of them.”
This was back in 2017. Unfortunately, it was not meant to last.
According to MintPressNews,
“Bolivian President Evo Morales “resigned” at gunpoint Sunday, after army generals publicly demanded his resignation, despite convincingly winning re-election just three weeks ago.
The preceding 21 days were filled with fractious demonstrations and counter-protests from Morales’ supporters and opponents. On October 20, Morales had secured enough votes to win the election outright in the first round without the need for a run-off against his closest challenger, Carlos Mesa.
However, Mesa cried fraud, citing supposed irregularities in the vote-counting procedure, claiming Morales did not receive the requisite vote share to ensure his victory. The Organization of American States (OAS) and the U.S. government repeated this claim, although neither group provided evidence of fraud.
Morales invited the OAS to audit the election as he was confident of its veracity. Indeed, a report by the Washington-based Center for Economic Policy Research found that the vote totals were “consistent” with those announced, finding no irregularities whatsoever. Despite this, the local U.S.-backed opposition went on the attack.
On Saturday, veteran political scientists Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad warned that “a coup is brewing against the elected government” of Bolivia, expressing their concern at the “fascistic” violence percolating throughout the country.
In Santa Cruz, a stronghold of the wealthy white elite who oppose Morales, the office of the electoral authority was burned down.
Meanwhile, in Vinto, opposition groups kidnapped local mayor Patricia Arce, cut her hair off and painted her body red, publicly dragging her through the streets and abusing her, forcing her to commit to leaving office.
Victor Borda, President of Bolivia’s Chamber of Deputies, was also forced to resign after coup forces attacked his house and kidnapped his brother.
Meanwhile, the conservative opposition joyously burned the flag of Bolivia’s indigenous people (a majority of the country’s population), in the clear hopes that the coup would mark a return to rule by the white elite who had been in power since the time of the Conquistadors.