By Bianca Mugyenyi, Ricochet, Oct. 23, 2020
In a victory for Indigenous people, Bolivians voted overwhelmingly for the MÁS party last week.
Sunday’s result is a clear rejection of Canadian foreign policy in Bolivia and the region, and this moment should spur a reevaluation of Ottawa’s pro-U.S. stance in the hemisphere, notably its brazen contribution to the efforts underway to overthrow Venezuela’s government.
Canada lent its support to the economic elites and Christian extremists who overthrew Bolivia’s first Indigenous president, Evo Morales, in November. Far from bystanders, the Trudeau government offered diplomatic, financial and technical support to the Organization of American States’ (OAS) effort to discredit last year’s election results, which stoked…