CONFRONTATION IN BOLIVIA IS “NARCOTICS’ TRAFFICKING AGAINST DEMOCRACY”
Carlos Sánchez Berzain*
The Bolivian nation’s civil resistance movement has triumphed by removing Evo Morales, the dictator. Despite of all crime, violence, his resignation, and escape to Mexico, the chieftain of the Coca-Leaf Harvesters’ Unions (AKA “Cocaleros”) has lost the government but still violently fights to maintain the power he garnished and concentrated in the 14 years of a regime controlled by Cuba and Venezuela’s dictatorships with which he wrecked democracy and turned Bolivia into a narco-state. Narcotics’ traffickers styled terrorist attacks are now conducted against democracy, the attack of Organized Crime against Bolivia’s people.
The international community and institutions were wrong in their assessment of Bolivia’s objective reality. Very few acknowledged the fact that a dictatorship had been installed and gained strength with Evo Morales as the head. They insisted in treating the “vote-catching dictatorship” as democratic. They aided the Cocaleros’ chieftain to present himself as indigenous -something he was not- encouraging this way the fight between races that the Castrochavism system established in Bolivia as the main axis of confrontation.
The establishment of Morales’ dictatorship in Bolivia was the outcome of a transnational intervention’s process, but the Bolivian people’s struggle to recover their democracy has been and is totally domestic. Maybe this is what led to the successful end of their plight and the surprise that Bolivia was liberating itself from Castrochavism and that it had finally broken the link that the Havana-Caracas axis, had wrongfully considered as the strongest, in its chain.
In order to comprehend the importance of dictator Evo Morales’ fall, and what the loss of Bolivia represents to Castrochavism -now confined to hold power by force in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua- we must remember, from a military perspective, that Evo Morales imposed the shameful task of reasserting the efforts of Che Guevara and the guerrillas by creating “the ALBA’s Anti Imperialist Military School” in Bolivia, humiliating the Armed Forces so that its soldiers proclaim “Homeland or death, but we shall triumph” and by turning the military transportation system into a tool for narcotics’ trafficking and turning the Bolivian territory as a recuperation and protection zone for guerillas and terrorists.
For Castrochavism, however, the most important role for Bolivia was that it turned the country into a NARCO-STATE and added it to the group of other narco-states controlled by Cuba and Venezuela and Nicaragua’s dictatorships. The Republic of Bolivia which, back in 2003, had 7,500 acres of illegal coca-leaf harvesting was replaced by the “Plurinational State” and now-a-days has 200,000 acres of illicit coca.
Within the context of Castrochavist narco-states”, the state of Bolivia, controlled by Evo Morales, is the main producer and supplier of coca/cocaine. This illegal activity is concentrated in the area known as Chapare, in the Department of Cochabamba, where Morales built Chimore’s International Airport, a urea production plant, set-up state-of-the-art communications and put into motion a policy of expanding the illegal coca leaf harvesting that included squatter settlements into, and the burning of, vast forestry reserves and protected indigenous areas.
The investigative reporting by journalist Leonardo Coutinho on the transportation of cocaine on Bolivian military aircraft leaving from Chimore and arriving at Venezuela’s presidential hangar is but one of the multiple proof that the “Coca-Leaf Harvesters’ Unions” with Morales as its head -for life-, are in fact cocaine producers with which Castrochavism funds its criminal network. This is the attack force against democracy, with Cubans, Venezuelans, and members of the FARC. By losing this unencumbered, unrestricted production and drug delivery area, Cuba and Venezuela’s dictatorships are losing the most important part of the cocaine business, a part in which Mexico is an essential participant of with its Cartels.
This is why the terrorism to produce bloody massacres that Evo Morales is promoting from Mexico, with the support of Cuba’s embassy in La Paz, along with terrorist acts perpetrated by Cubans, Venezuelans and members of the FARC, with the complicity of Lopez Obrador and his government that turn a blind eye to the restrictions for those who have been granted asylum, are not a matter of policy, they are nothing less than the confrontation of narcotics’ trafficking -disguised as popular demonstrations- against democracy.
What Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua are now fighting for in Bolivia and are seconded by the Fernandez/Kirchner from Argentina, is to try to avoid Bolivia, following the removal of its dictatorial regime, take away narcotics trafficking’s power -disguised as politics- and restore the War on Drugs and Money Laundering, restore DEA’s cooperation, start an investigation of amassed fortunes, abide by laws and treaties against narcotics’ trafficking. It is certainly narcotics’ trafficking against democracy.
*Attorney & Political Scientist. Director of the Interamerican Institute for Democracy.
Published by Hispanopost.com Sunday, November 17, 2019
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Translated from Spanish by; Edgar L. Terrazas, member of the American Translators’ Association, ATA # 234680.