Jorge Medina argues for legislation against racism in the Bolivian Plurinational Assembly
It may surprise you, but in other parts of the world 9-11 is not just about New York, mosques, and hateful preachers. Down south people tend to remember US backed fascist coup d'etas. In Bolivia, it is the second anniversary of the massacre of campesinos in Pando by paramilitaries of a US backed governor during the failed fascist coup attempt.
In the effort to ensure such crimes never happen again, the Bolivian Plurinational Assembly passed new legislation against racism for the anniversary. The intention is to criminalize the insidious politics and journalism of hate which created the atmosphere in which the Pando massacre and fascist coup became a possibility. Imagine that.