There’s a reason for this graffiti, folks…actually, more like 68 (dead) and 40 (injured) reasons…and now the assassin is sending Yankee greenbacks to the enemies of Evo. Um…isn’t this brand of “democracy” illegal?
Translation mine.And who are they? Apparently, a downright bunch of crooks. Just the sort of people one expects to see running (unsuccessfully, I might add) against an overwhelmingly popular leader. Barring some total catastrophe, Evo’s re-election is gonna be a walk-through. He probably won’t really need to campaign, but I’m sure he will–just because the man, unlike most Bolivian politicos, actually believes in doing his duty.
As the Bolivian general elections of December draw nearer, candidates of the opposition have been receiving financing from ex-president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, accused of genocide and exiled in the United States, according to denunciations this week from the Bolivian government.The vice-president of Bolivia, Alvaro García, declared to Radio Fides that these candidates, without any definite platform, “want to confront Evo Morales at the polls, but with money from a man responsible for the deaths of 68 persons and 40 wounded” in the political repression of October, 2003. “These candidates, who are the residue of that same administration, only want to return Sánchez de Lozada to power,” said García.García Linera made these statements during a meeting with miners, in which he revealed that Germán Antelo, candidate for the Nationalist Revolutionary Movement (MNR) is one of those candidates.The election of Antelo, a doctor who currently presides over the politico-business organization, the Comité Pro Santa Cruz, the most radical of the anti-Evo opposition movements, has caused a schism in the MNR.Vice-President García Linera also identified the leader of the New Republican Force (NFR), the recalled ex-prefect of Cochabamba, Manfred Reyes Villa, who was an ally of Sánchez de Lozada when he ordered the massacre of protesters in El Alto, October 2003. García also identified Víctor Hugo Cárdenas, Sánchez’s former vice-president (1993-97), who destroyed the country by handing over its petroleum deposits to transnational corporations. He also identified Alejo Véliz, a Quechua farmworkers’ leader, who was a deputy for the NFR, the party that governed in coalition with Sánchez de Lozada when “he betrayed the confidence of the peasant sector.”“They have the right to challenge Evo Morales in the electoral arena,” said García Linera of the opposition candidates, “but the people also have a right to know who they are.”