Urgent: Coup D'Etat Against The People of Bolivia

Jacqueline Patiño
Posted November 28, 2017 from Bolivia

Against all odds, the votes of the Bolivian People to void a fourth time reelection for Evo Morales, have been considered to be "against the human rights of Evo Morales", thus awarding him the possibility to run again for presidency in 2019.

No free country, no free person, can abide by this new kind of Coup D'Etat given through Justice Officers, with the back up of the military forces.

We call for the international community to help us stop this nonsense, by rejecting this perverse decision of the Supreme Court. We need to recover democracy, one voice at a time.

May I have the pleasure of hearing your rising voice against this new version of Coup D'Etat just invented by the corrupt justice in Bolivia?

You can read the news in Spanish in the link below, and use google translator to read it in English.


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Nov 29, 2017
Nov 29, 2017

Hi Jacqueline. Thanks for sharing your important post about the coup d'etat. Is there a petition, campaign, organization that people can contact to help stop it?

Nov 30, 2017
Nov 30, 2017

Hello Jacqueline,

I believe this will get to the right authorities and the necessary actions taken to bring all these to a halt. Thank you fro sharing.


Tamarack Verrall
Dec 01, 2017
Dec 01, 2017

Hello Jacqueline,

I am copying an English translation so that more can understand. It is, I hope, at least an improvement on Google, where I took it from. Good luck with the International consideration to stop this Coup. If there is a petition we can sign, please keep us up to date in how we might be able to send support.

In a press conference held on Tuesday afternoon in Sucre, the International Constitutional Court granted the protection against the appeal of unconstitutionality presented by the Movement for Socialism, to qualify Evo Morales as a candidate for the presidency of the State in 2019. The TCP, only weeks after concluding his term, concluded that the political rights of the current president could not be limited in his right to a single re-election, which is contrary to international agreements of which Bolivia is a signatory.

"With this provision, all the people who were limited by the Electoral Law and the CPE are qualified to run (in the 2019 elections), which will ultimately choose the next leader for the Bolivian people," said Macario Lahor Cortez Chávez, president of the TCP , after a long legal justification, according to the journalist Willian Zolá from Sucre.

On September 19 of this year, the ruling party's caucus, supported by two opposition dissidents, filed an appeal against five articles of the Electoral Law and a similar number of paragraphs of the Constitution, all referring to the limitation of the authorities to appear more than once for reelection.

The opposition showed its disagreement from the beginning and filed previous demands before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, considering not only that the TCP exceeded its functions by modifying the Constitution by removing five articles from it, but that this breaks the constitutional law and is against the Pact of San José de Costa Rica, foundation of the ruling.

In addition, opponents say that this ruling is against the popular will, expressed in the victory of the “No” in the referendum on February 21, 2016, when the majority of the Bolivian people voted stood against the possibility to Morales to run again.

While the tribunes convened a conference to dictate the ruling, Plaza Murillo prepared a stage to celebrate an anniversary of Tupac Katari, although opponents say it was only a pretext to celebrate the possibility of repossession of Evo Morales.

Now, it is clear that this decision of the Bolivian TCP will be appealed before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which will have the last word on Morales's political future.

In sisterhood,


Dec 13, 2017
Dec 13, 2017

Dear Jacqueline,

Thank you for sharing your story and speaking out.

We need more women like you!