Saturday, September 13, 2008

What won't be appearing in NYT Editorial pages

A Matter of Morals, Not Morales: Respect Bolivia's Democracy!
Olivia Burlingame Goumbri

As an American and an expert on US-Venezuela relations, the events unfolding in Bolivia are simply too familiar to escape my notice. The tactics used by opponents of President Chavez during Venezuela's short-lived coup in 2002 are currently being replicated in a "civic coup" in neighboring Bolivia that is designed to undermine the democratic government of Evo Morales. That nation, though different from Venezuela in so many ways, seems to be travelling down a strikingly similar road, not least in terms of the role of the media in encouraging right-wing, anti-democratic opposition groups and the active support of that process by US officials.

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1 comment:

Bina said...

Excellent find. Thanks for that, I posted it to a board I'm on!