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The return of the generals

There is a Photo opportunity in Latin America is doing the round. It is a kind of in distress of local head of state is always surrounded by high-ranking officers of the military . Earlier this week, the controversial Bolivian President Jeanine Àñez had to take a photo. Prior to that, there were the protests hit Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, the Ecuadorian government chief Lenín Moreno, as well as the Peruvian head of state Martín Vizcarra.

these are difficult times in Latin America, and in order to secure their Power, confidence, more and more heads of state in the Region to the military. Historically, this is a major step backwards. And with a view to the future is a huge problem. After the Second world war, the military of the fire country began to coups to Central America democratically elected presidents from office. It persecuted opponents and terrorized the population. With the end of the Cold war, the generals returned to their barracks, and democratically-elected President took over the office.

it has, However, turned now to the Situation: Democratically elected governments can no longer try to put the military in a quiet, on the contrary, are voluntary, and you give him more and more Power. In Mexico, President López Obrador has created a national guard, consisting mainly of soldiers. If you want to know where all this is going, you should not look in the classic dictatorial Venezuela but to Brazil. Here's former command sitting commander-in-chief of the armed forces in the ministries.

soldiers are not trained to Rule, but for the war.

corruption scandals on the one hand, and their lack of education on the other hand, have weakened in Latin America, the confidence in the state. In addition, the governments get the social inequality as well as in the handle as the violence of the drug gangs. The few institutions which people trust the churches and the army. So, more and more politicians get in the Region of more and more restraint with them.

But whatever the specific Motivation, the involvement of the military in Power is a dangerous game. Because the Army chief have the Power once in the hands, it is hard to take it away from them again. In view of the catastrophic situation in many countries, there are more and more people want a military government, and solitude. In the process, they forget that soldiers are not trained to Rule, but for the war. And the past has shown that you lead this is also against the own population, if you believe that this is of Use to you.

Created: 17.11.2019, 21:55 PM

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