Unrest Today: Yellow Jacket Rebellion Against Macron Now A Year Old, Bolivia Unrest Continues Developing Along Rural/Urban Split

The Yellow Jacket rebellion against the French despot Macron has now been going on for an entire calendar year. Macronist forces deployed chemical weapons and water cannons against French resistance fighters, as is their custom (archived).

The resignation and departure of Evo Morales appears to have resulted in an escalation of civil unrest in Bolivia. While the fall of Morales has some elements in common with common color revolutions, the speed with which he was ejected suggests actual discontent with Morales and his obnoxious spin on "third way" socialism fueled his fall. Morales further failed to cultivate active urban male supporters capable of keeping the military and police in check along the line of Maduro's collectivos in Venezuela. Morales indefensibly failed to failed to develop an entrenched network of supporters inside the capital and bet his entire regime on the loyalty of the countryside.

The current increase in Bolivian unrest appears to be driven by Cocaleros and other agrarian supporters of Evo Morales slowly making their way to La Paz. Prolonged conflict in Bolivia around these lines can be expected to influence cocaine prices, especially in Europe, in the short to mid term.

Mexican Military Plane Carrying Evo Morales Diverted To Paraguay After Peru And Others Closed Airspace

A Mexican military plane carrying Evo Morales and other recently resigned Bolivian government socialists into Mexican asylum was diverted to Paraguay to refuel after Peru closed their airspace to the plane's political cargo (archived). Chile and Ecuador are alleged to have closed their airspace and airports as well. In the end, Brazil allowed Mexico the use of its airspace to make the coca growing would be Aymaran Tito into a northern hemisphere problem.

Unrest In South America Continues

Unrest in South America appear to be picking up the pace with Bolivian President Evo Morales announcing new elections with no apparent palliative effect on the popular, military supported revolt against the leftist leader (archived). Similarly, rebellion in Chile has persisted long after the local USG aligned government there walked away from the transit fare hikes which triggered that civil unrest. Other governments on the continent, USG alligned and USG hostile alike, seem to have either some level of active civil unrest ongoing or ready conditions that will trigger unrest in the near future set.

Update: Evo Morales Resigned +/- a few minutes of this piece's original publication.

Old Woman Promises Social Unrest, Consequences For Sake Of Democracy If Her Party Loses Election

Uruguay's Vice President, Senator elect, and wife of former President Jose Mujica, Lucía Topolansky has promised "an enormous social mobilization" if her coalition's presidential candidate loses the November 24th Presidential election in Uruguay (archived). According to local norms this is likely to take the form of general strikes, workplace occupations, organized vandalism, intense littering, and some level of rioting.

Topolansky's Frente Amplio coalition gathered less than 40% of the vote in the legislative round of the election with most of their Senate and lower legislative seats going to Topolansky's radical Popular Participation Movement and the differently radical Communist Part of Uruguay together enjoying a dominant position in the coalition's legislative bank. Self described moderate parties within the coalition including that of their Presidential nominee won a trivial number of seats.

The Presidential candidates of all other Parties gaining more than one percent of the vote endorsed National Party candidate Luis Lacalle Pou for the presidency during their concession speeches. Per their own self representations, the Popular Participation Movement claims to do the things they do for the sake of "democracy" with their definition of democracy showing no regard for actual electoral results.

Chile Cancels APEC Summit Over Transit Fare Rebellion

Chile has canceled the APEC summit they were scheduled to host after persistent riots erupted following a transit fare hike (archived). APEC is not to be confused with ASEAN, a reliable source of lulz during the Hussein Bahamas administration. China was tentatively scheduled to undertake some sort of negotiation with the USG at the canceled summit.

US Federal Reserve Commits To Making USD Still Cheaper

In an 8 to 10 vote, the US Federal Reserve Board of Governors has decided to lower their target federal funds rate offered to select, friendly "depository institutions" all the way down to the 1.5 to 1.75 percent range (archived). The USD had began this week falling versus the Peso Uruguayo despite a lack of local central bank action to push this movement (archived).

Argentina And Uruguay Go To The Polls

Today half of the unsuspended members of Mercosur are conducting national elections. Argentina is expected to conclusively deliver their government to Peronismo. Uruguay is expected to set a presidential run off for November 27th while composition of the legislature will be determined though the outcome remains difficult to project due to a lack of quality polling. In the probable event Uruguay's left receives a disappointing result, a rainy overnight forecast is likely to put a damper on the potential for any immediate civil disorder.

What Happened When Qntra Was Down (Again)

Outside the Republic:

  • Turkey began operations in Syria. Immediately Kurdish militias formerly allied with the USG made peace and entered into alliance with democratically elected Syrian President Assad. So called "moderate rebels" formerly allied with the US moved into alliance with Turkey. Due to poor implementation of the US withdrawal, on occasion US troops have found themselves squeezed between former allies aligned with Assad and former allies Allied with NATO member Turkey.
  • "Mainstream" US media and Joe Biden have entered into an agreement not to discuss the continued emergence of evidence coming out of Ukraine which appears ready to further collapse the remains of the US "Democratic" Party.
  • Preventative power outages were implemented in 34 California counties under the pretext of fire prevention after KKKalifornia government approved a measure for doing so this May.

Inside the Republic:

US Warmongering Against Venezuela Erodes Post WWII Inter-American Treaty

The 1947 Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance appears to be breaking as the US seeks to pull all of the Americas into a Venezuelan War (archived, archived). While the treaty was invoked several times through the Cold War and most recently after 9/11, the American country of Uruguay doesn't seem to see why they should support US military action against Venezuela. Especially if the US wasn't willing to support Argentine military action against Britain in 1982.

It appears that after the US failure in 1982 to love the Americas as much as Americans love Miami, the symbollic "9/11 bad, never forget" invocation was all the cooperation this relic of the fading world order had left.

Argentina Continues Pre-Election Collapse Under Now Kirchnerist Macri

Argentina's malaise continues to build as the impossibility of Argentine escaping its sad self progresses: