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Evo Morales incites genocide of the Peruvian police force

(Amelia Opalinska)

(Amelia Opalinska)

In a June 13 article in the online version of the Bolivian state-run newspaper Cambio, Peruvian president Alan García is quoted as accusing international communism of attempting to create chaos in Peru. Recent examples of chaos might include helicopter attacks on indigenous protesters in the Peruvian Amazon in order to safeguard foreign exploitation of resources; one result of attributing his country’s internal problems to an international communist conspiracy is that García and Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez are shown to share the same fundamental belief that history has not, in fact, ended.

Chávez’ reluctance to accept the end of history was documented in an August 2006 article by Johns Hopkins professor Francis Fukuyama in the Washington Post. In the article, predictably entitled “The End of Chávez,” Fukuyama asserts that “Chavismo is not Latin America’s future — if anything, it is its past”; whether García will receive a similar reminder entitled “The End of the Cold War” remains to be seen. Allegiance to outdated historical models has meanwhile been observed among other sectors of the global population such as my grandfather, who exhibited unwavering commitment to the idea that his nursing home companions and their oxygen tanks were involved in a Soviet plot.

Fukuyama outlines the circumstances that have enabled Chávez to pretend that he is a substitute for the end of history: “The answer is oil, oil, oil.” This answer might of course prove appropriate for a number of other contemporary questions, as well, such as what controls the behavior of liberal democracies with market economies. Fukuyama goes on to illustrate the unsustainable nature of Chavez’ high self-esteem:

Last December, a bridge on the road connecting the Venezuelan capital to its international airport collapsed, diverting traffic into the mountains and stretching a 45-minute journey into one lasting several hours. A two-lane emergency highway now bears this traffic; renovation of the bridge is still months away. The bridge epitomizes what is happening to Venezuela today: As Chávez jets to Minsk, Moscow and Tehran in search of influence and prestige, the country’s infrastructure is collapsing.”

Not addressed in the parable are that Chávez presumably had to take the same mountain road as everyone else to get to his jet, or that the Mdairej bridge in Lebanon—the highest in the Middle East—had also collapsed around the same time as this article was published, albeit at the hand of nations that had already surpassed history.

As for Chávez’ accomplice in postponing the end of history, Fukuyama argues that “it will soon dawn on [Evo Morales] that his country’s natural gas is not a fungible commodity like Venezuelan crude oil,” and that his “only real customer is Brazil, which he has already alienated through his nationalization of the heavily Brazilian foreign energy investments.” Alan García meanwhile maintained a different perspective on foreign intervention, and told Morales to shut up earlier this month after the Bolivian leader declared that the US was scheming to install a military base in Peru.

García explained his choice to paraphrase King Juan Carlos of Spain, whose claims to fame included telling Hugo Chávez to shut up, as being based on the fact that Morales should concern himself with his own country: “[M]étete en tu país y no te metas en el mío.” Such concerns resurfaced with the indigenous protests in the Amazon, which the Peruvian government retroactively decided had been encouraged by a letter Morales sent to the Congreso de Indígenas held in the Peruvian city of Puno at the end of May. In the letter, Morales had excused his absence from the meeting and had implied a replacement of the end of history with the following sequence: resistenciarebellionrevolución.

According to Peruvian prime minister Yehude Simon, the sending of letters enouraging revolution was unacceptable. The United States had also demonstrated its opposition to traditional modes of correspondence in Latin America over the years, and had preferred orchestrating coups and training death squads. Attempts to charge Morales with additional unacceptable behavior were thwarted when it was discovered that Nicaragua and not Bolivia had granted asylum to Peruvian indigenous leader Alberto Pizango; not categorized as unacceptable was Peru’s decision to grant asylum to former Bolivian ministers before they could be tried for genocide.

The genocide charges were incurred following street protests in Bolivia in 2003, which had begun in response to natural gas exploitation and the failure of the current Bolivian government to tell the US to shut up. Alan García has since applied alternate interpretations of genocide to similar situations, and is quoted in the Cambio article of June 13 as accusing indigenous extremists of enacting a “genocidio de policías” in Peru. As the police are one ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented as genocide victims, we can only assume that new criminal forms are part of the end of history.

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7 Comments

  1. Jorge Enrique Seoane (Coco Seoane) peruvian journalist says:

    I am not going to write about Hugo Chávez anymore. He, himself takes care of his own discredit as a person and as the president of Venezuela that certainly deserves a better leader.
    Evo Morales, president of Bolivia and peon of Chávez attacks Perú (verbally) constantly, so much that the peruvian goverment has chosen to ignore him an answer no more..
    Peru has traditionally and historically been very close to Bolivia and bolivians. Evo Morales has turn into an enemy of Perú and constantly attacks with obvius lies, personal insults to the peruvian president, Alán García. Peruvians who might like or dislike our president feel offended because whatever happens in Perú, is for the peruvians to resolve.
    Recently Evo Morales made public and international statements saying that García had order the killing of hundreths of indigenous peruvians in the Amazon Jungle. It is proven now that the ones that got surprise and killed in the middle of negotiation to open a highway where almost 40 unarmed defenceless young policemen. Morales who obviously know the truth is saying now that the bodies of civilians murder had been burried in clandestine massive graves; but there are no families claiming for missing relatives.
    From La Paz, in Bolivia, Morales keeps falsefying the reality and trying to provoke more confusion among our civilians living in the jungle. Why and who is behind him? It is obvious for any castlian speoken person that Morales is a very uneducated man that got to the goverment of Bolivia with the support of the “cocaleros” and Hugo Chávez.

    Jorge Enrique Seoane
    (Coco Seoane)
    peruvian journalist
    jseoane@metroperu.com

    • Mesa says:

      Hugo Chavez is doing a heck of a lot better job of governing than Garcia! Evo Morales has empowered the indigenous poor while Garcia murders them!

      Enough with this right-wing propaganda!

      Viva la revolucion!!!!!

      • Joege Enrique Seoane says:

        Obviously you are not well informed, Mr. Mesa. It is a proven fact that Garcia, in Peru, has not ordered or tolerate the murder of indigenous people. I don’t like President Garcia myself but, I dislike even more so, media lies. I, myself took a small STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) plane to Bagua. I took unpublishable pictures of the murder bodies of 28 young (average age 22.5 years old) unarmed policemen. They were nude, with their hands tied to their backs and had numerous machete wounds. Some of them had been decapitated. I also took pictures of three creole men (not indigenous but, mixed from the coast, probably involved in illegal cocaine, lumber or protected species trade. I am not sure). They had been killed by bullets from a police helicopter that show up 30 minutes late. That is the truth. I do not make politics; my job is to inform.
        With due respect but, so that you learn something: “Ignorance should be express with silence”
        Jorge Enrique Seoane
        (Coco Seoane)
        Metro Press & Photo
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  2. Peruanista says:

    I’m sorry but what a disgraceful attempt to use our Indigenous peoples tragedy and massacre to create a cheap political propaganda.

    For goodness sake, I wish Peruvians had a leaders like Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez, I have relatives and friends in both countries and they are extremely happy with their governments, unlike Peruvians who have a genocidal and racist delinquent as president, not for too long hopefully.

    Vivan los pueblos indigenas de las Americas!

  3. Bolivariana says:

    In the first place Perú do not begin or end with Evo Morales an either Evo is not the reflect what any country think or decide; he is so faraway to know about Peruvian interest over their territories; perhaps would be more interesting if he star to read a map, and learn more about history.

    EVO IS ONLY A PUPPET FROM CUBAZUELA.

    OF COURSE HE CROSS THE LINE, AND HE IS AN INTRUDER, AND OBVIOUSLY IS AN INTOLERABLE MOVE TO DO

    THE REAL LIEDER ACCEPT HIS MISTAKES, AND ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY.
    “Napoleon Hill” Notable American Writer

    WHAT HAPPEN IS THAT EVO IS VERY JEALOUS ABOUT PERUVIAN PROGRESS, BECAUSE WE HAVE MUCH BETTER TECHNOLOGY, MANY INVESTOR THEY HAVE A LOT OF INVESTMENTS IN OUR COUNTRY, AND
    IS WHY HIS FREAKING LIVER IS ALMOST TO EXPLOIT, AND HE IS SO ANGRY AND JEALOUS OF US.
    EVO MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, AND LEAVE PERÚ ALONE
    AND NEVER EVER INSULT THE PERUVIAN INTELLIGENCE.

    Viva la libertad de expresión y abajo los dictadores comunistas!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jorge Enrique Seoane (Coco Seoane) peruvian journalist says:

    The writer, not journalists living in Perú and ill informed, that acusse tha peruvian goverment of genocide of the indigenous people, should informed himself better. There is no way, in Perú, that someone could vanish and no one is going to go public to try to find their sons, brothers, frinds and so on. It is in our culture.
    People that write such nonsence are not be peruvians or are one of the few peruvians with a political agenda for foreigners to belive. Even peruvians that oppose Alan Garcia for other reasons (among those, myself) know that in the terrible incidence in “La Curva del Diablo” in Bagua 29 unarmed, with no helmets or body protections young policemen (average age 22.5) and tha Police Comander Montenegro (the only person missing) and the eight civilians killed (use to be nine, one supposedly disapear and found four days ago hidding in a near by town. Of the eight civilian killed, six are not indiginous but criolls persons from the western part of the Andes or from the coast. Two were aborigenous the other six were legal and iligal people extracting live animals to sell abroad, others where cocaine, coca base and crack delincuents working for the addicts in the States, Europe, parts of Asia and recently China. Sure, there were some inocent peope among the killed. The civilins were talking with the policemen as to have them oppening the road to let through trucks carring vegetables, fruts nd other perichables. They had already come to a understanding. Suddenly a helicpter MI-17 appear and a stupid General that had been drinking in a social party, order one of te policemen to use the machine gun on the left door of the MI-17. The civilians in the grond killed some of the policemen and then whent over o the manifold number six, near by and kiled the policemen there that didn’t had an idea of what had happen and walk out of their post, unarmed to welcome the furious civilian that were many, some say, hundreths. That is what happenedand not even the most extreme opposition to the goberment say that it was a organized genocide wit 30 policemen dead anf eith civilians. Total 38 persons and there in not even one person claiming fos a member of the any family. The only person tha dissapeard runing into teh junge mas Police Comander Montenegro. He didn’t had a machete (indispensable to survive in the jngleI. With a machete you can drink the water of some trees and feed himself with some fruits and even sacafice small animal.
    Now you know what happened. If the “writer” wants to insist in his error, well, there is freedom of speach and if he wants he can keep on doing it. But ignorance should be express with silence.

    Sorry bout some spelling mistakes. It is almost 3:00 am and I am very tired (in any language)

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