In 2005, the displacement of Carlos Mesa from the government as a result of a powerful popular insurrection that demanded the nationalization of gas once again showed the Armed Forces at the center of the scene. This latest episode divided the military between a more traditionalist command and sectors linked to the Movement for Socialism (MAS), Evo's operational and political base. When Morales assumed the Presidency, a good mobile phone number list part of the young military responded directly to him. Evo's arrival in 2006 launched a project to recover the nationalist tradition by declaring the Armed Forces "socialist, anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist" and mobile phone number list making them a central piece of his political project.
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The incorporation of a "comprehensive security" paradigm as part of the change process undertaken by Evo Morales led to an increase in the functions mobile phone number list of the Armed Forces. For the first Minister of Defense of the Evista era, Walker San Miguel, the classic vision of security no longer accommodated itself to the Bolivian project, but was being mobile phone number list replaced by a multidimensional vision that focused on integration and development.
Unlike that of other countries in the region, Bolivian defense policy explicitly commits the military to both external and internal security tasks. It is the very Constitution in force since 2009 that assigns the Armed Forces the mission of “defending and preserving the mobile phone number list independence, security and stability of the State, its honor and its sovereignty; ensure the rule of the Constitution, guarantee the stability of the legally constituted government and participate in the integral development of the country” (article 244). It is understood, then, that the extension of the role of the Armed Forces (beyond what they traditionally have) allows them to cover internal aspects related to political stability and development.