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On this edition of the Antifada side project on the politics of Latin America, we discuss the political situation in Bolivia, where last year riots against a supposed voter fraud lead to a coup of far-right evangelicals. Since then, they have massacred protesters, clamped down on free speech, and cancelled election after election. Spanish historian José Lastra Zorrilla uses the method of analysis of Marx's 18 Brumaire describe the origins of the coup, the failures of Morales and MAS, and how the Bolivian campesinos and workers continue to struggle against the new regime, even as the pandemic rages.
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For the original article and other works by Zorrilla: https://libcom.org/library/bolivia-s-18th-brumaire