That United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is speaking of Democracy and speaking of due diligence in concern with the Bolivian criminal case of interim and former President Jeanine Añez. She is now behind bars and awaiting trial. Which is surely deserved and her associates should be charged as well. Añez didn’t work alone, but in tandem with the military and foreign backers. These should all answer for their involvement in the coup d’etat and what they did after it.
The ones supporting “Operation Condor” who was in the White House, Central Intelligience Agency (CIA), Organization of American States (OAS) and others who supported the 10th November 2019 Coup d’etat against the Socialist MAS-IPSP and President Evo Morales. That was evident and they really intended to install their own leaders and representatives.
At this point of time. I have little to no sympathy for Añez. It doesn’t help that the Secretary of State Blinken is asking for fair treatment and care after days behind bars. In the same manner wasn’t showed to MAS-IPSP or Morales after November 2019. Not that MAS-ISPS should avenge or take revenge. They should show not only resilience, but legal procedures.
Not what Añez regime showed them, which was this:
“During the entire day of November 11, the coup plotters have threatened the lives of our leaders Evo and Álvaro, first with public threats from the police to proceed with operations to apprehend them, then with the closure of our air space, preventing the entry of the Mexican plane that came to receive them with administrative obstacles by the Bolivian Air Force. The Bolivian people are living through terrible moments, as police officers and motorcyclists storm the streets and the military high command deciding to attack the citizens as a means of pacification, including preventing prominent people, religious leaders and political leaders from finding constitutional and democratic solutions to the crisis we are facing” (MAS-IPSP – ‘Communiqué of the Movement to Socialism (MAS-IPSP), 12.11.2019).
Amnesty Reported this:
“The Bolivian authorities must immediately repeal Decree 4078 of 14 November 2019 and ensure that the security forces act in accordance with international rules and standards on the use of force and protect the human rights of all protesters irrespective of their political opinions, Amnesty International said today” (…) “In this context, the authorities must guarantee access to public, accurate and up-to-date information about people who have been killed, wounded or deprived of their freedom during the crisis that began on 20 October of this year. According to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, 23 people have died and 715 have been injured since that date” (Amnesty, 2019).
So, if people calls for justice and rule of law. Añez and her fellow associates should answer for the sins they committed in power. They took power and ruled with fierce force. These lives and injuries needs to be held accounted for. Just because she was interim-president it shouldn’t save her from possible charges or criminal prosecution.
Añez deserves a criminal trial. However, I will not feel pity for her. She has made her bed and now she got to sleep in it. Añez got powerful help of imperialists and others to take power without being elected. She was neither popular nor the righteous leader. If that was true. Then the next election held last year. MAS-IPSP wouldn’t win that easily and beat her in the polls.
That is why the whole coup d’etat plotters needs to be court-side. Añez is the ring-leader and the head. Nevertheless, she isn’t a victim, but the ones who fell and became fatalities for her reign. Needs to relieved and gotten justice for. The fatalities and the ones who lost everything because of her should get their answers. Añez shouldn’t be above the law or not answer to it. That is not fair or just. She knew what she was doing and she enjoyed the sudden change in her regard.
What Añez shouldn’t get is a Kangaroo Court and a mocking charade of a trial. However, there is hopefully enough witnesses and proof to sentence her. When people like her rise to power. They act like they are above everyone else. That they are Teflon and nothing can touch them. Nevertheless, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Peace.
Amnesty International – ‘Bolivia: Jeanine Añez must immediately repeal decree giving impunity to Armed Forces personnel’ 18.11.2019