Bolivia and Venezuela: Two countries, same US-promoted hybrid war

Summary

Bolivia and Venezuela are similar in their independent approach to following a socialist path to break away from the hegemonic interference and economic exploitation of the US and its allies. Both countries have been successful in reducing poverty and achieving economic growth by the social use of their resources. And both countries have been subjected to a US-promoted hybrid war for regime change from a socialist government to a more neoliberal pro-US government.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support the claim.

This is part of a recurrent disinformation narrative about US-led regime change operations against left wing governments in Latin America. You can see other examples of this, such as the alleged presence of a US marine in the Venezuelan barricades and the promotion of a Ukraine-style 'colour revolution', the training of Venezuelan exiles in Guyana for military operations inside the country, preparations for a military intervention after forcing Brazil to join NATO, deliberate blackouts in South America caused by the US, or the existence of plans for the secession of oil-rich regions in both Venezuela and Mexico.

Also falls within the broader pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative attempting to deny the existence of genuine grass-root protests, portraying them as foreign-led efforts and fake colour revolutions.

Read the statement by the EU High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on the situation in Bolivia here

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 172
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/11/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Bolivia
  • Keywords: Hybrid war, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: One World
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Evo Morales resignation was possible only after US Intelligence interference

The hybrid war on Bolivia has thus far succeeded in removing the country’s democratically re-elected and legitimate head of state after President Morales resigned under duress following the military’s “request” that he do so, with this coup being made possible only because US intelligence had already co-opted the armed forces and therefore ensured that this outcome was a fait accompli even before it was officially announced.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support the claim.

This is part of a recurrent disinformation narrative about US-led regime change operations against left wing governments in Latin America. You can see other examples of this, such as the alleged presence of a US marine in the Venezuelan barricades and the promotion of a Ukraine-style 'colour revolution', the training of Venezuelan exiles in Guyana for military operations inside the country, preparations for a military intervention after forcing Brazil to join NATO, deliberate blackouts in South America caused by the US, or the existence of plans for the secession of oil-rich regions in both Venezuela and Mexico.

Nazis are in power in Ukraine

Ukraine is a poor country in Europe that has lost all military clashes, does not comply with international agreements, and where the Nazis are in power.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the Nazis in Ukraine.

The myth of Nazi-ruled Ukraine has been the cornerstone of Russian disinformation about the country since the very beginning of the 2013-14 Euromaidan protests, when it was used to discredit the pro-European popular uprising in Kyiv and, subsequently, the broader pro-Western shift in Ukraine's foreign policy.

Ukraine is preparing an attack on nuclear facilities in Russia

Ukraine is preparing for a missile attack on Russia’s nuclear facilities and is creating 200 missiles to launch a nuclear explosion in Russia. Ukraine, once again, admitted to the whole world that it is a traditionally terrorist country.

Disproof

Recurring narrative about aggressive Ukraine – read similar cases in which it is stated that Ukraine trains terrorists for European and Middle Eastern operations and that US and British instructors teach Ukrainians to carry out terror acts.

Russian media materials are based on the interviews of political expert Taras Zagorodniy with the Glavred website. Among other topics, the analyst talked about the security of Ukraine and the country's achievements in the defence sector. According to him, during the war with Russia, Ukraine has achieved significant success in rocket science, but this is not enough to create a full-fledged restraining shield from Russian aggression. Zagorodniy did not call on Ukraine to “arrange a nuclear explosion” on the territory of Russia, but just assumed that Ukrainian missiles could warn the Kremlin against further destabilising actions in Ukraine.