Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/02/06/what-does-future-hold-us-bolivia-ties
It’s the day after the Acquittal - and all is not well.
Thanks to Mark Weisbrot for soldiering on and keeping us informed, as democracy takes another body blow.
Bolivia suffers from the much discussed ‘resource curse’, in its case lithium.
But that’s an oversimplification, to be sure. Germany’s Merkel is leaving, as the country swings far right, a pattern almost fractal in its predictability all around the world.
Tough sledding for those who believe in democracy.
When and where ever the US supports another government it’s a safe bet democracy is under attack in that country.
Brazil, Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia for starters!
Now he seems to think he’s Alexander the Great.
The people in Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia don’t want this neoliberal full court press (more than moving itself, it’s actually blocking “hope and the social imagination”). We should critique the direction of the whole zeitgeist from the position that single passenger vehicle usage must drop off anyway.
For US-Bolivia ties, the future holds a continuation of Bolivia’s newly enforced client-state status while transnationals mine Bolivian resources, abuse the population, and enjoy the cocaine.
Meanwhile, in the United States, journalists will write around long term American and corporate abuse of Bolivia and indeed the entirety of Latin America, even pretending that the multi-generational abuse particularly pertains to some one or another US administration.