Skip to comments.Protests swell in Bolivia as new interim leader challenged
Posted on 11/15/2019 2:33:54 PM PST by BenLurkin
A day after Jeanine Anez claimed the presidency, violent clashes broke out between rock-throwing Morales' supporters and police in riot gear, who fired volleys of tear gas to disperse the large crowd of protesters.
"My commitment is to return democracy and tranquillity to the country," she said. "They can never again steal our vote."
Bolivia's top constitutional court issued a statement late Tuesday laying out the legal justification for Anez taking the presidency without mentioning her by name.
Eduardo Gamarra, a Bolivian political scientist at Florida International University, said the constitution clearly states that Anez didn't need a congressional vote to assume the presidency.
Morales resigned Sunday following weeks of violent protests fed by allegations of electoral fraud in the Oct. 20 election, which he claimed to have won. An Organization of American States audit reported widespread irregularities in the vote count and called for a new election.
But his decision came only after Gen. Williams Kaliman, the armed forces commander, urged him to step down "for the good of Bolivia"
Anez swore in new commanders-in-chief in all branches of the military on Wednesday, replacing Kaliman, who had been a Morales loyalist...
Anez has tried to set herself apart from Morales. Wearing the presidential sash of office, she greeted supporters at an old presidential palace Tuesday night instead of the modern 26-story presidential office with a heliport that was built by Morales and that his foes had criticized as one of his excesses.
She also carried a Bible, which had been banned by Morales from the presidential palace after he reformed the constitution and recognized the Andean earth deity Pachamama instead of the Roman Catholic Church.
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She is pro US and Trump. With Evo gone Putin has lost influence in Bolivia.
‘The link between Pachamama and child-sacrifice is no secret in South America. For example, visitors to Peru are invited to observe the remains of a young girl who was sacrificed to Pachamama during the 15th Century. Tourists can view Juanita, an Incan maiden, who was chosen along with other young women of the region for what was then considered a privilege: to be sacrificed as thanks to the Pachamama or Mother Earth.
‘The young girls body was discovered in the Ampato volcano, having been sacrificed in a Capacocha ritual to calm the Pachamama, avoid natural catastrophes and guarantee a good harvest.’
LA PAZ Pachamama will never return to the palace, said Luis Fernando Camacho, leader of the Bolivian opposition movement that forced the Bolivian president out of office on Sunday. Bolivia belongs to Christ.
Pachamama is a goddess worshiped in the religion of the indigenous Andean peoples of South America. Her banishment from Bolivias halls of power signals a rise of an overtly pro-Christian, anti-indigenous sentiment in the country after 13 years of rule by a member of the Aymara culture.
Actually, listen up: we've all got to do it.
The Pope probably does the same.
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