Saturday, July 26, 2008

Al Jazeera- Evo Morales vs. the US

Al Jazeera put together a fun interview about Evo with John Perkins and Jaime Aparicio. See, if you think I'm paranoid, even Al Jazeera is open to speculation on a coup.

Part 1

Part 2

Jaime Aparico was Bolivia's ambassador to the US under Goni and Carlos Mesa (both popularly removed from office), so as expected he propagates a number of serious misrepresentations about Evo. Unfortunately Perkins is not a Bolivianist and does not rebuff, but have fun counting the former ambassador's lies of omissions.

Let me address one of these, that the Constitutional Tribunal was tyrannically dismembered by Evo. Jaime Aparico has trouble finding his words at the end of the interview stating this inaccuracy because in actuality the Constitutional Tribunal collapsed in disrepute after it tried unconstitutionally to interfere with the internal procedures of the Constituent Assembly. Corrupt judges appointed by corrupt former Presidents is the same reason why a formal extradition request for Goni and company from the US has not yet materialized.

1 comment:

Bina said...

Jeez, that ambassador is a slippery slimer, ain't he...I tried to play the drinking game with his lies, but I ran out of beer.

John Perkins comes off much better, though--he doesn't stammer, and it's not just because he's not having to fumble to find the proper English words. It's because he doesn't have to make it up as he goes along.

How I wish there were more Riz Khans--he actually brought up the 60 people killed in the anti-Goni protests. You'll never see a whore media type do that.