An anarchist glance at the protest and indigenous president Evo Morales’s resignation

photo not actually from Bolivia

From Act for Freedom!, Bolivia

The defeat of Evo Morales and his Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) government, in power for 13 years, stands out in the protests in Bolivia. This defeat was already announced by the referendum of 21st February 2016 (1) and is not limited to election results. The fire in Chiquitania was a very important occurrence against the previous government because it pointed out Evo’s alliance with the cattle farmers of Santa Cruz, an alliance meant to obtain billionaire contracts with the Chinese (2), his anti-imperialist allies. The attack on TIPNIS (3) also played against him. But all in all Evo’s insistence on governing at any price was what led to his defeat in the worst form for a self-proclaimed revolutionary, with street protests.

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