implementing its usual subversion tactics in Bolivia
AS Bolivia’s 2014 general elections
draw closer, the United States is accelerating the
implementation of its customary, largely
unsuccessful, subversion strategies, well-known
throughout Latin America and in Cuba, where they
have been standard practice since the first years of
the Revolution in the 1960’s.
Minimal investigation into the
perverse, illegal history of U.S. intervention in
Latin American countries with governments considered
"adversary" shows that Washington has not developed
any new tactics in its efforts to undermine
Among the habitual practices
included in U.S. subversion plans, implemented by
the CIA and other secret service entities, are
continual campaigns to discredit leaders; create
imaginary disagreements among leaders; exacerbate
local conflicts and those with neighboring countries,
in addition to manufacturing and financing
unscrupulous internal oppositions.
Bolivia is now the target of these
worn, shoddy U.S. tactics, since President Evo
Morales is an "enemy" who must be removed, given
that the movement of the dispossessed which he leads
and his anti-imperialist, pro-integration stand are
considered threatening to U.S. interests.
One of the baseless media campaigns
which has recently intensified involves charges by
conservative "spokespersons" and the discredited
right-wing press about the President’s personal
Likewise, these same forces are
commenting both domestically and internationally
about "deep disagreements" between Morales and Vice
President Alvaro García Linera, using racial
innuendo given that the President is indigenous and
his vice president white.
News has even been published
anonymously in a South American country that Linera
was implicated in an attempt on the President’s life,
an insidious tall tale, evidently created in the
hopes of resurrecting the time-worn imperial
strategy of ‘divide and conquer.’
The U.S. is still trying this
approach in Cuba, attempting to promote the idea
that serious differences exist between the historic
leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro and current
President Raúl Castro.
The fabrication of "peaceful
oppositions" is a major focus in Cuba and Bolivia,
as well as in Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua.
These groups are trained and well-paid to follow
Washington’s instructions, to parrot lies and
criticize progressive leaders incessantly.
The Bolivian people and authorities
are prepared for these attacks, which are very well
coordinated by right wing sectors in the country and
will intensify as the 2014 elections approach.
Media campaigns peddling
misinformation about the President’s health are even
to be expected, as has been the case in U.S. effort
to undermine Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and
many others, including foremost Fidel Castro.
The methods and basic objective of
the White House and its special services are well-known,
but cannot be discounted, despite the fact that they
have failed miserably these last few years, as the
winds of revolutionary change and unity are blowing
full force in Latin America.