December 5, 2020
From Popular Resistance

What It Can Teach The World.

“This is something that can take place in every corner of the globe & it needs to take place because we face the same problems.”

The return of Evo Morales was possibly the most important moment in Bolivian history. This time last year, far-right protesters kidnapped Patricia Arce, the mayor of a small town called Vinto. They made her walk over broken glass. They cut her hair and doused her in petrol and red paint and told her they were walking her to her death. And they were trying to get her to resign and to condemn Evo Morales. She refused to do both and so they tortured her. After the coup took power, she was persecuted. She had 17 criminal charges hanging over her.