Western Media Whitewash Bolivia’s Far-Right Coup
by Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz - FAIR.org
November 15, 2019
Bolivia has a new US-backed puppet leader, and the Western media can hardly conceal their adulation.
Despite a lack of quorum rendering the move nakedly unconstitutional, Áñez was immediately recognized by the Trump administration and 10 Downing Street.
Tuesday’s scene seemed like a parody of January’s events in Venezuela, in which a virtually unknown lawmaker, invoking highly dubious constitutional arguments, proclaimed himself “interim president” to the delight of Washington.