BOLIVIA AND BRAZIL AT THE CROSSROADS

Here Intercepted – by The Intercept with Jeremy Scahill presents this expose on Bolivia and the latest election there.

November 13 2019, 11:01 a.m.

EVO MORALES IS in Mexico vowing to fight the coup against him in Bolivia. This week on Intercepted: As right-wing forces attack indigenous Bolivians and allies of Morales, the Trump administration says the toppling of the democratically-elected government “preserves democracy.” Anthropologist and Bolivia scholar Bret Gustafson offers a nuanced analysis of how the coup unfolded, who benefits from the crisis, and what is at stake for the overwhelmingly indigenous population. Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is now free after spending a year and a half behind bars. He says he wants to run for president and fight the far right regime of Jair Bolsonaro. The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald talks about his recent conversation with Lula, the threats against Intercept journalists in Brasil, and the latest on the corruption investigation into Justice Minister Sergio Moro.

Newscaster: President Trump making history today as the country pays tribute to our nation’s veterans.

Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle: I’m one of your biggest supporters. You know, I tell everybody that comes in this taxi that they have to vote for you.

Donald J. Trump: It is truly an honor to come back to New York City.

RDN: I’m sure you’re gonna win so everybody I know is gonna vote for you.

DJT: You can shoot me.

RDN: Oh, yeah?

DJT: But you’ll have to kill us all.

RDN: Well, I don’t know. You know, I don’t follow political issues that closely, sir. I don’t know.

DJT: This is who we are.

RDN: Well —

DJT: This is our American heritage.

RDN: I think that the president should just clean up this whole mess, just flush it right down the fucking toilet.

DJT: People’s lives. We’ve lost so many lives. This is who we will forever be.

RDN: Damn straight. Nice talking to you, sir. You’re a good man. I know you’re going to win.

DJT: Boy, this looks like it might be easier than I anticipated.

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Jeremy Scahill: This is Intercepted.

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JS: I’m Jeremy Scahill coming to you from the offices of The Intercept in New York City. And this is Episode 107 of Intercepted.

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