Cristina Escobar

This Isn’t My First Coup. But It Is the First One I Have A Problem With

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It's no secret that the US has long undermined self-governance in Latin America while pretending to be the greatest exporter of democracy in human history. I recall an aphorism attributed to Porfirio Diíaz, "Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States." With that lens, I see this coup attempt as evidence of how weak US institutions, beliefs, and democracy truly are.

Ecuador protesters
On January 19, 2021