During the 1990s, Latin American whatsapp phone number list countries moved towards democratic consolidation by focusing on one important issue: the transformation of the role of the military and the installation of democratic civilian whatsapp phone number list control over the Armed Forces. With a few exceptions, the military remained absent from the political scene of the 21st century. Until a few months ago. In the already distant 2019, the uniformed men burst into the streets again. Called by political power, they appeared in photos, behind whatsapp phone number list desks and inside tanks. The year 2020 brings these actors back on stage.
This time, they respond to the whatsapp phone number list political call for various reasons and without ideological signs. What lurks is not social discontent but, perhaps, an invisible enemy. The contrast is shocking and time is a false dilemma. In much of the world, armies put aside weapons and training and go out to patrol streets, build hospitals from scratch and provide logistics, organization and humanitarian assistance for citizens of their countries suffering from the coronavirus crisis. Until recently, in those same places, military responses sought to gauge the pulse of society. It was not so long ago that Martín whatsapp phone number list Vizcarra, Lenín Moreno and Sebastián Piñera posed surrounded by uniformed men.
A while Evo Morales resigned whatsapp phone number list at the "suggestion" of the Army. But 2020 presents us with another scenario. The temporal proximity to the events of the past year invites us to a new dichotomy. Latin American whatsapp phone number list leaders have resorted to military garrisons not to impose order and social control, but to assist logistically and operationally in managing a crisis of magnitudes similar to those of a war. What is striking is not the novelty, since historically, in contexts of armed conflicts, the military whatsapp phone number list have made their assets available to the States.