By: Hugo Marcelo Balderrama - 16/01/2023Guest columnist.
The fall of the Soviet bloc in the early 1990s did not mean the end of socialism, but only its discursive mutation. The left replaced the class struggle with the war of the sexes, interracial confrontation and ecological narratives. But the headquarters of the organized crime headquarters were also moved from Moscow to Havana.
Similarly, Fidel Castro, Lula Da Silva and other gang members understood that communist rubles had to be replaced by narcodollars, guerrilla invasions by "people"s diplomacy" and frontal aggression against States by infiltration through NGOs. The ultimate goal of the Sao Paulo Forum was to dominate the region by forming a network of narco-states that would answer to Castro.
Since the birth of the Sao Paulo Forum, the countries of the region have suffered attacks on their democratic institutions. For example, the coup led by Hugo Chávez in 1992, or the subversive acts organized by Evo Morales and his henchmen in Bolivia between 2000 and 2003. Where they put their claws, they left mourning, blood, death and chaos.
With the electoral victory of Hugo Chávez in 1998 and the coup d"état of Evo Morales in 2003, the Sao Paulo Forum pocketed two strategic countries: Venezuela for oil income and Bolivia for its highly enviable geographical position. Finally, after several decades, Fidel Castro had achieved his dream of expanding his tyranny beyond Cuba.
From the beginning of his term, Morales showed his submission to Havana. First, he accepted that the Cuban "medical missions" arrive in Bolivia. He later allowed military forces (Cuban and Venezuelan) to operate in national territory. Ultimately, he drove the DEA out of the country. The Republic of Bolivia was dying, the plurinational narco-state was born.
Similarly, Evo Morales has redirected Bolivian foreign policy in defense of drug trafficking. To cite one case, in 2015, in the Special Session of the United Nations Assembly on Drugs, meeting to review and improve policies on the matter, the coca grower proudly stated that he had expelled the DEA and, at the same time, time, improved the fight against drug trafficking without the intervention of the United States.
However, despite the artificially ideologized discourse, reality shows the opposite. Bolivia is a narco-state ruled by a cartel. In this regard, the Bolivian jurist, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, expresses the following:
Since the agreement of the Castro and Chávez project, with Morales in the government in Bolivia, illegal coca crops have increased from 3,000 to more than 40,000 hectares that produce close to 3,000.100 million dollars annually for drug trafficking for the economy of the multinational state and corruption; Venezuela is the main trafficking center in the area; Ecuador has increased its status of trafficking and cannot explain official cases such as that of the "narco diplomatic bag"; Cuba has just discovered a shipment of approximately 360 kilos of cocaine in Panama; Investigations by Univisión, Veja del Brasil, respected experts have affirmed that the Bolivia of Evo Morales and the Venezuela of Chávez and Maduro could be considered narco-states.
Therefore, it should not surprise us that the Bolivian dictatorship has begun its final attack against Santa Cruz. One, because the country"s dramatic economic situation means that the population is incapable of protesting against devaluation, inflation, and the gasoline boom. Two, because the growing demand for Bolivian cocaine necessitates that more land be converted into cocales.
But the danger of the narco-dictatorship is not limited to Bolivia.
Since the arrival of Pedro Castillo to the presidency of Peru, Evo Morales has tried to expand his drug trafficking network to that country. After Castillo"s failed coup attempt, Morales has intervened with greater force in the neighboring country, even mobilizing Bolivian citizens in the conflicts in the Peruvian province of Puno. For this reason, President Dina Boluarte has decided to deny Evo and his bandits entry into Peruvian territory.
The struggle of our peoples is not between two political options, but between narco-socialism and homeland.
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