Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bush's Departing Gift to Bolivia: Coup D'État?

This is fascinating:

La Paz, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian media revealed a secret meeting between the opposition governor of eastern Santa Cruz province Ruben Costas and the US Ambassador in La Paz Philip Goldberg.

National Gigavision television network showed clips of the meeting, although the issues tackled are still unknown.

Could we be looking at a behind-the-scenes U.S. intervention à la Venezuela 2002? It's mind-boggling that the U.S. ambassador would meet with a rebel prefect who doesn't even allow the democratically elected president--with 67%(!) percent of the vote--to enter his department, in addition to calling him a "totalitarian," not to mention referring to Morales' ally as a "big foreign monkey." But don't call the opposition racist.

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