Bolivia puts a brake on the Sao Paulo Forum

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The protests in the streets of Bolivia gave no respite until the international community acknowledged that Evo made fraud. (WikiCommons)

Bolivia woke up with historical news. Electoral fraud was confirmed, following the report of the OAS auditors on the elections of October 21 Bolivia. Now Evo Morales announced his resignation and the streets with civic demonstrations are more united than ever against the advance of the Sao Paulo Forum.

23% of the recorded minutes presented irregularities, according to the OAS report. "The process was at odds with good practices and safety standards have not been respected," he clarifies in a report, "attentive to the accumulation of irregularities observed, it is not possible to guarantee the integrity of the data and give certainty of the results."
Therefore, the OAS recommends changing electoral authorities for the new elections. The same is demanded by the members of the councils, civil organizations called to demand respect for the Constitution and the plebiscite that determined that Evo Morales cannot be a candidate for the presidency.

For this, it is essential that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal be modified or replaced. Well, being subject to the will of the executive declared "human right" that Evo is a candidate for the presidency, although it is illegal.

PanAm Post He contacted Christian Andres Aramayo Arce, a member of the network of leaders for Democracy and Development to learn how to live the situation on the streets.
What is the current state in the streets?
The streets are united. To date (November 10), Bolivia has been mobilizing for 19 days and stopping activities, throughout most of these days the protests were peaceful but forceful. Little by little, the different sectors of Bolivian society were united and the civic committees (civil organizations that bring together sectors of civil society and businessmen), political parties and the political maturity of the new youths played a decisive role. voters (more than 64% of the Bolivian population is under 29 years old and most of them do not know any other government than Morales').

It has been important to recognize that Morales does not respond to himself, but to an international criminal organization: the Sao Paulo forum.

On the side of the government, the President and his leaders, of clear Stalinist inspiration and following the libretto of the Sao Paulo Forum (FDSP), summoned their hosts to close the provision of basic food and services to the cities, and confront the opposition with firearms, whatever the cost. It is good to insist that using hunger and the life of the poor population is characteristic of the members of the Sao Paulo Forum, we are seeing it in recent weeks in several Latin American countries. They are only interested in power.
The fact that the protests were peaceful, made the strike effective and indefinite. He attracted the neighbors to carry out activities to support the mobilizations. Without the neighbors, unemployment and mobilizations would not last a day. This is basically explained to the fact that peaceful mobilization reduces the price by participating in a mobilization; The key to this is that the opposition political sectors and leaders are united and not betray each other (although they have certainly had strong differences).

There were moments of high uncertainty, there was no other option than to have faith that everything will work out, that faith required symbols and there religion played an important role, much more taking into account the consideration that 94% of the Bolivian population is a believer . That is why in Santa Cruz the mobilizations took place at the foot of the Christ the Redeemer, an iconic monument for civil resistance.

What is the electoral landscape?
The electoral fraud did not consist only in the manipulation of electoral records, but in interfering with the vote count, modifying the electoral database during the counting process, using state resources to carry people, duplicating identity cards and modifying the electoral roll so that people who have passed away years ago can vote. All this was evidenced by the OAS in its latest report, however we know that the solution is in the Bolivians themselves.

The mobilizations began asking for a second round but as the days went by, more and more ways in which fraud was made were discovered.
Today, with the lapidary OAS report, Morales ordered the renovation of the electoral tribunal and issued an ambiguous message. He feels tired and that statement implies admitting, once again, that he is the one who orders the powers of the State in Bolivia.

In January 2020, Bolivia will have a new President. While we hope that this will come to fruition without regretting any more murders, the evidence shows that Morales and his immoral surroundings are not interested in any kind of principle or any fundamental human right and, as one of his ideologues shamelessly wrote it (Rocha Monroy ), they are only interested in the correlation of forces. The life of a murdered human being is, for them, only a number.

This call made by Morales has no credibility because it was he who generated all the fraud. The tragic Venezuelan experience taught us a lot in relation to the calls for dialogue of these evildoers, we will not fall into the trap.

What is the position of the police (riots, etc)? Does the army represent a danger?

The police mutinied due to the constant humiliations that Morales's party made them, and these humiliations also occurred in the face of terrible conditions. Today they join the mobilizations for democracy because, in addition, at all points (except in those where there were clashes), they were treated with courtesy; There is no resentment, justice is sought and there is a clear recognition that the police are also part of the citizenship. There was not a single confrontation caused by the opposition.

The army has refused to intervene in the protests without a direct and written order from Morales. Obviously, such a written order would end up destroying the image of the once symbol of humanity's moral reserve. It should be noted that behavior but I suspect that not a few members of the Army would disrespect the order. The pitiful thing is that it is not necessary to have 20,000 soldiers to make a massacre, and that risk, unfortunately, is real.

Once the 2 formal forces of the Bolivian State were demobilized, while Morales asks for peace and dialogue, the informal forces were activated, those that have no limit and have the order to arm themselves, such as the case of harassment of women traveling to La Paz, clashes in El Alto and the discovery of a Molotov bomb factory, just a few streets away from the Government Palace.

What message would you give to those who see outside to understand and which to the Bolivians?

It is very important that the international community see the experience of the Bolivian population (in recent weeks) as a light of hope in the face of this new wave of attacks on democratic institutions in Chile, Ecuador and Peru, which are being perpetrated by the Criminal organization of the Sao Paulo Forum and the Puebla group. It is important to identify this criminal organization and act.

Immediately we need the abuses to be denounced in international opinion and gradually destroy the myth that has been built around Evo Morales and the humanitarian disaster that was called 21st Century socialism; There are still important international spaces where Morales is seen as a victim or someone who was poorly informed, being the opposite.

As the Morales administration no longer has the state police forces and if it insists on following the FDSP's orders to perpetuate itself at any cost, they will call terrorist groups and pretend to impose themselves through the indiscriminate use of homemade and military weapons. One of those groups already asked for the head of Luis Fernando Camacho and they were crying out openly for civil war.

To the Bolivians I would say that we stay together, we are a few steps away from making the minimum norms of civilized coexistence prevail. We will have to reduce the country and build trust in formal institutions and inform them, they leave us a Bolivia with its destroyed institutions.

These hours are decisive; the government does not have any kind of argument, we must embrace the future with hope and, given that sometimes the reason is not enough, to thank God that this nightmare of the Morales government is ending.
The transition will not be easy and, eye, there is a shattered economy that we must recover.

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