This conversation began in the Elections thread but I want to stop it from derailing that and I also want to divorce it from a debate over my generic views on institutions, etc. What's happened: Evo Morales is the first indigenous president in a country that has historically treated its indigenous population terribly (but what American country hasn't). When he was elected in 2005, he instituted many reforms, reducing poverty, bringing more equality towards the indigenous populations, and fighting against US influence in the country. This made him (and his country) an enemy of the United States and its allies. He was re-elected again. By this point, the constitution had been amended to include term limits, and thus the supreme court ruled that his first term did not count towards the two term limit, allowing him to run for a third term in 2014, which he won. By the way, that's not an unprecedented thing. In California, Jerry Brown was governor for eight years before term limits were established, and he was governor for another eight years after. When it came to the 2019 election, his party (Movement for Socialism) brought forth a referendum to allow him to run for another term. That referendum narrowly failed (49 to 51), but the supreme court ruled that term limits in the constitution were invalid, which allowed him to run. The election occurred, but his opponents accused him of cheating and protests erupted. He offered to have another election, but the military "asked" him to step down and so he did. A far right Christian fundamentalist named Jeanine Anez declared herself president and she and her allies have begun instituting changes. This woman has described indigenous peoples as being Satanic who need to be eradicated from the country. Protests by left wing and indigenous people have begun, and the Bolivian security forces have started using violence on these protesters.