Bolivia’s first indigenous president Evo Morales brought better lives to many of the dispossessed, yet he was recently overthrown. What of the role of the US and Brazil’s right wing leader Bolsonaro? On part one Bolivia scholar Nicole Fabricant explains what happened and describes the current terror.  And on part two, writer Teri Kanefield shares her insights into why so many blindly believe Trump’s obvious lies. There is the basic fascist need to undermine the truth. Formerly agreed upon laws must be torpedoed for a dictator to get away with his actions. There is reassurance in believing simple lies instead of more complicated truths. And it’s all very dangerous to democracy. Can it survive in either country?

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