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The geopolitics of generosity saved Evo’s life


It is quite possible that Alfredo Serrano Mancilla’s book* is already in the hands of a screenwriter to make a film of intrigue, suspense and a happy ending. If it isn’t, it should be. Serrano Mancilla, the protagonist of this story, tells in first person how a few people articulated the way to save Evo Morales’ life hours after the coup d’état that overthrew him on 10 November 2019 (1).

By Pedro Brieger

The author, who was a key player, provides in the book previously unknown details of how Evo Morales, along with his vice-president Alvaro García Linera and health minister Gabriela Montaño, were rescued from deep Bolivia and transferred to Mexico.

The book articulates three aspects. The first is the classic suspense of a true thriller. Although we already know that there is a happy ending, it creates a suspense that makes your skin crawl page after page, because the rescue operation had multiple setbacks that were resolved minute by minute…

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