Bolivia Militarizes on Election Eve: Dispatch From the Capital La Paz

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton – Oct 17, 2020

Hours before polls opened in Bolivia, de facto Interior Minister Arturo Murillo launched a massive military show of force, praising security forces for removing “dictator” Evo Morales from power in 2019.

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Max Blumenthal reports from the capital La Paz

Video by Ben Norton

(The Gray Zone)

Max Blumenthal
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Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican GomorrahGoliath,The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an array of publications, many video reports, and several documentaries, including Killing Gaza. Blumenthal founded The Grayzone in 2015 to shine a journalistic light on America’s state of perpetual war and its dangerous domestic repercussions.

Ben Norton
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Ben Norton is a journalist and writer. He is a reporter for The Grayzone, and the producer of the Moderate Rebels podcast, which he co-hosts with Max Blumenthal. His website is, and he tweets at @BenjaminNorton.