This is another lesson for learning & strengthening the struggles for sovereignty, inclusion, dignity & freedom with the identity of the peoples of Bolivia & the world.
Clash groups in Cochabamba are being supported by Bolivian police to counter the protests of the people who reject the coup.
"We are going to slaughter them," threatens one of them
Passing over the constitution itself, already shattered by the coup, without deputies from the majority bench, or quorum, Senator Jeanine Añez proclaims herself President of #Bolivia. The institutional coup advances.
@evoespueblo y @GarciaLinera
"¡Fuerza, fuerza! ¡No están solos!"
🤬📢In the 21st century, these leaders continue to go along with the #USA regime to destroy countries because of their natural resources.
🤬📢After all, who commits crimes against humanity😡?
Here we tell you who is Jeanine Añez
Bolivia's white gold lithium wealth one of the reasons for the coup
No cell phone or electric car works without metal
Morales Govt @evoespueblo did everything not to repeat history of colonial exploitation
They declare themselves in national mobilization against the d'etat @evoespueblo, and summon to be in the streets, until #EvoMorales returns to the presidency.
"I dream of a #Bolivia free of Indigenous satanic rites, the city isn't for 'Indians,' they better go to the highlands or El Chaco," Senator @JeanineAnez said on her Twitter account about her country where+than 65% of the population is Indigenous
A massive uprising is underway against the coup in #Bolivia
Bloody repression is now being carried out by the country's military/police, backed by far-right racist paramilitaries in the country. The coup plotters are being supported by🇧🇷🇨🇴🇺🇸
Without the needed quorum to start a parliament session, Jeanine Áñez proclaims herself as president of the Senate.
Then, appealing to the "immediate constitutional succession," proclaims herself as president of Bolivia.
Curiouser and curiouser. Isn’t lithium what will replace oil to power engines in the coming green economy? Imagine what would happen if that new wealth actually benefitted the poor in Bolivia, Argentina & Chile.
This is NOT what democracy looks like. Clearly, #ThisIsACoup. Do not believe the narrative you are being fed. I stand with the poor & the indigenous in #Bolivia being terrorized by the thugs that have taken over the government.
Some are predicting that #EvoMorales departure
could now open opportunities for multi-national mining companies. Bolivia is estimated to have 9 million tons of #lithium reserves - the 2nd largest in the🌍.
Use #electriccars #Iphone
#Bolivia recently picked a Chinese partner for $2.3 billion lithium projects and suddenly democracy is very important to the Bolivian opposition. So important infact that they cease with democracy to protect it.
“With the exploitation of lithium in a 400 sq km area, we’ll have enough to maintain ourselves for a century,” Bolivia’s President Evo Morales boasted of the rare metal used in smart phone and electric car batteries.
Mining industry website notes Bolivia is part of"lithium triangle,"where 75% of🌍's lithium comes from. This is needed for electronics, batteries...
It lamented that #Evo was "no friend to mining" & had nationalized the natural resources
50-70% of the world's supply of this critical mineral is contained in just one place -- Bolivia's Uyuni salt flats
Weeks later that's exactly what happened
Bolivia has big gas & lithium reserves
* Do not accept Evo's resignation
* Police/military must operate within law, not use lethal arms & not support coup
* Immediate release of protesters
* Reserve right to use all democratic means of resistance
There is no “self-proclaimed” or army that stops the angry people.
Tomorrow, the deputies of the MAS will ignore the self-proclamation of the #LadyGuaidos & the resignation of
Indigenous peoples are outraged by this racist attack against the wiphala symbol. The ones in the video are from #Beni where the self-proclaimed one comes from.
The Red Ponchos: “We ask the whole population to join us, we are not afraid of them (scammers). The military has not won any war in our country, but we have won it. They with their rifles, us with our breasts.
If you still have doubts that it is a coup d'état in #Bolivia, watch this video & watch the army in Bolivia arrest its unarmed indigenous people who just wanted to manifest itself (arrest us at night so there are no witnesses).
🗣️📢🌍 Leaders, 🌍 Citizens
🗣️📢World democracy is being attacked.
🗣️📢We can't keep silent
🗣️📢I implore you to come together & make a global demonstration against the attempted coup d'état in #Bolivia.
🗣️It is urgent that we act quickly to end this madness.
The Greater Indigenous Cabildo, of El Alto has said they will now go to La Paz, so that Jeanine Añez renounces her illegal self-proclamation. See, listen, there are thousands.
-Ex-Brazilian Finance Minister @BresserPereira
The life of President Evo was endangered, the lives of government members and social leaders are at risk, and they violated the Constitution.