Evo Morales “Exiled” in His Own Land

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Heinz Dieterich, Rebelión
August 09, 2008

On the emblematic 183rd anniversary of Bolivia’s Independence Day, the Bolivian President Evo Morales was unable to present his national address in the country’s constitutional capital, which carries the name of Bolivia’s Liberator, the Grand Marshal of Ayacucho, Antonio José de Sucre. According to Evo, he won’t be in Sucre “in order not to motivate an eventual confrontation between Bolivians that might end with serious consequences,” due to the fact that the authorities in Chuquisaca-Sucre back the provocations of violent groups against his government.

In turn, the honorary session of the National Congress in Sucre, scheduled for the date of the country’s founding, was suspended by the Republic’s Vice President, Álvaro García Linera, given that conditions for the physical security of the parliamentarians, state officials and invited diplomats could not be guaranteed.


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