Throughout Bolivian history, the police and military forces have been key to secure power to ruling parties …
The coca grower caudillo’s strategy is no different, he relentlessly wants to remain in power, no matter what … eleven years ago, one of the first things he did was to force two general’s classes to leave office. Thus, sending a powerful message, either you are with me or you are out!
This cartoon from El Dia (07/05/2017), describes the sentiments of those who have fallen to his $$$ “reward” or else … will do whatever there is in their power to continue to support this petty government. Military have been receiving bonuses and thus thier military salary is a big chunk to secure loyalty.
UPDATE: this cartoon was published today, from El Dia:
At the end both “armed” forces do get their share … police getting “contributions not so voluntary”