Why protests in Chile and Bolivia may have more in common than you think

Before former Bolivian president Evo Morales had even stepped off the plane and onto the tarmac in his new home of Mexico City the theory that he had been ousted in a Right-wing coup was well-established.

In a region still haunted by CIA intervention it’s perhaps no surprise.

Mr Morales, the longest serving Leftist leader in Latin America, had resigned two days earlier amid allegations of vote rigging as he pursued an unprecedented fourth term in power.

Support had come in from across the world for the indigenous leader of the region’s poorest country. Jeremy Corbyn said: "I condemn this coup against the Bolivian people and stand with them for democracy, social justice and independence.”


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