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Coup? What coup?

Machetera’s readers know she likes to put a relevant picture at the top of the articles she posts.  Only in this case, still pictures of the coup underway in Santa Cruz, Bolivia are practically impossible to find.  Ah, but maybe it’s not newsworthy until the Bolivian army shoots someone?

Bolivia’s Government Denounces the Fascist Coup Which Has Begun in Santa Cruz

Bolpress

Translation: Machetera

The Bolivian government informs the national and international community that in the capital city of the Department of Santa Cruz, a civil coup d’etat headed by Civic Committee President Branco Marinkovic, with the blessing of Prefect Rubén Costas, has begun.  The Executive Branch will not respond to “provocations by fascist groups” and will defend democracy and national unity, without declaring a state of siege in the troubled areas.

The government denounced the fact that in recent weeks, a violent uprising has been brewing in Santa Cruz, with internal and external support.  Today the ill omens materialized and “the prefectural civic coup d’etat against the country’s unity and democracy began,” said Government Minister Alfredo Rada.

On Tuesday, students, activists of the Santa Cruz Youth Union (UCJ) and lumpen from the shock troops for the civic business movement in Santa Cruz assaulted the government’s tax collection, agrarian reform (INRA) and telecommunications (ENTEL) offices. Continue reading

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And now to the coup underway in Bolivia

Fresh off their denunciations of Russia for recognizing South Ossetia and Abkhazia’s wish to free themselves from being bombed in the middle of the night by their Georgian neighbors for no reason whatsoever, the people at the State Department have apparently given the go-ahead to their man in La Paz, Philip Goldberg, to crack Bolivia wide open.

Goldberg has just been declared Persona Non Grata by the Bolivian government.

Since the BBC and its fellow major media outlets are too mystified by the fascist violence taking place in Bolivia right now to explain its connection to Goldberg’s finally being tossed out of the country, Machetera brings you this report straight from Bolpress.  Don’t say she never brings you any breaking news.

The Bolivian Government Declares the U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg Persona Non Grata

Bolpress

Translation: Machetera

Today, President Evo Morales declared the U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia, Philip Goldberg, “persona non grata,” accusing him of financing the civic coup by the extreme right which took place on Tuesday in Santa Cruz.

Morales has repeatedly denounced the U.S. government for advising seditious groups in the eastern part of the country.  In recent days he revealed that certain employees of the Embassy were financing the landowners’ demonstrations and road blockages. Continue reading