This is the English transcription of Bolivian historian Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui's intervention at the Women's Parliament in La Paz, Bolivia, on Tuesday November 12, 2019.
After promises of freedom for political prisoners in Mexico, hundreds remains imprisoned and releases are happening at a snail's pace.
A new trade has come into existence in Mexico: that of the bone searchers, who dig for human remains of the disappeared in exchange for a paycheque.
In Bolivia today, no one without a weapon seems to have the right to speak.
The Bolivian government cries “coup,” but time and again repressed against organized popular sectors.
In the context of electoral fraud and street protests, the desire to hold up an idealized Evo de-legitimizes ongoing social struggles inside Bolivia.