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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 12:50 AM

Power Network Map Conclusively Shows the U.S. Was Behind Bolivia's Coup


The process of intervention and asymmetric warfare by the United States and other countries of the Global North against the government of Evo Morales Ayma in Bolivia has been systematic and multifactorial, however some dimensions can be distinguished that help identify how Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) played preponderant roles to rearrange and dismantle the notion and structuring of the nation-state. Washington seeks to overthrow democratically elected presidents through media campaigns of lies and half-truths, inciting social unrest, delegitimizing the government, causing street violence, economic upheavals and strikes. The standard format implies the role of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Fund for Democracy (NED), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) to help fund NGOs to do dirty work. These have become the “humanitarian” face of imperialist intervention.

Behind the rhetoric of the “promotion of democracy,” Washington aspires to impose neoliberal regimes that open their markets to the U.S. without conditions and align with their foreign policy. In the case of the recent coup d'etat in Bolivia, the work of NGOs is a demonstration of how the processes of deconfiguration of the social fabric are accelerated through continuous financing and the systematic work of U.S. diplomacy in cooperation with local actors.

An international team of researchers have constructed a map that reflects how a network of US government agencies, private corporations, foundations, non-governmental organizations and the media were ‘essential’ in ousting Bolivia’s President Evo Morales. The researchers created a damning map that links the U.S. deep state, including NGO’s, as well as the U.S. government, the private sector and the media that were pivotal to the coup against Morales. The map featured in a report titled “The US and the coup architecture in Bolivia” was published by the Latin American Strategic Centre for Geopolitics (Centro Estratégico Latinoamericano de Geopolítica (CELAG)).

A creator of the map, Silvina Romano, claimed that “There is always talk about imperialism and world domination, but people do not believe it because they say there is no proof of it,” which of course is objectively untrue, however there is little doubt that the map has conclusively linked the connection between the U.S. government and transnational corporations – dubbed as the Power Network.


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Judi Lynn Dec 12 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 01:07 AM

1. Tesla stock went up 30% in the run-up to the coup

They may not have had an oar in this - but it's clear they knew, and of course approved.

But coups in South America are usually not only violent and vicious - they tend to backfire on their backers as well, financially as well as PR is concerned.

Thanks for posting this, Judi. As fascinating as it is troubling.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 01:51 PM

2. Bolivia has lithium

Maybe that's why Tesla approved.

The coup occurred less than a week after Morales cancelled a multinational corps. lithium deal.

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Response to Chakaconcarne (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 12, 2019, 02:09 PM

3. +1

And they know that all they have to do, is arrange a meeting with The Don at Mar-a-Lago - and bada-bing bada-boom.

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