13 February 2020 — Tri-Continental
Raúl Martínez, Rosas y Estrellas (Roses and Stars), 1972.
Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.
In November 2019, the Bolivian army – with a nudge from the shadows – told its President Evo Morales Ayma to resign. Morales would eventually go to Mexico and then seek asylum in Argentina. Jeanine Áñez, a far-right politician who was not in the line of succession, seized power; the military, the fascistic civil society groups, and sections of the evangelical church backed her. Áñez said that she would hold elections soon, but that she would herself not stand in them.