To Western Media, Prosecuting Bolivian Coup Leaders Is Worse Than Leading a Coup

22 March 2021 — FAIR

Guardian: Cycle of retribution takes Bolivia's ex-president from palace to prison cell

The Guardian (3/17/21) pretends not to understand the difference between overthrowing a government and arresting someone for overthrowing a government.

One can imagine an editor of the London-based Guardian (3/17/21) shaking her head sadly as she typed the headline: “Cycle of Retribution Takes Bolivia’s Ex-President From Palace to Prison Cell.”  The subhead told readers, “Jeanine Áñez’s government once sought to jail the country’s former leader Evo Morales for terrorism and sedition—now she faces the same charges.”

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Alvaro García Linera: “We Are in the Second Progressive Wave”

28 February 2021 — Internationalist 360° 

Alvaro García Linera

Bolivia’s former vice president spoke about the current challenges of democracy.

The former Vice President of Bolivia, Alvaro Garcia Linera, spoke about the current situation of progressivism in Latin America and referred to the current situation in the country. Linera speaks from the house he left and to which he was finally able to return last November. “The feeling of opening the door, the sounds of the house after a year, was emotional”, said García Linera in a dialogue with the program La Pizarra of AM750.

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Bolivians welcome Evo Morales with a massive rally

11 November 2020 — Peoples Dispatch

Morales’ return marked the defeat of the US-backed civic-military coup carried out against him a year ago that ousted him and forced him to leave his country amid escalation of threats to his physical integrity and safety

On November 9, thousands of Bolivians from across the country arrived in Villazón town, bordering Argentina, to receive former President Evo Morales and celebrate his return a year after the right-wing coup.

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Bolivia News Links 27 October – 9 November 2020

9 November 2020 — The New Dark Age

Former president Evo Morales ends year-long exile and returns to Bolivia
https://www.rt.com/news/506190-evo-morales-return-bolivia-exile/

Bolivia’s New Government Pledges to Implement Buen Vivir
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/bolivias-new-government-pledges-to-implement-buen-vivir/

La Paz: A Celebration of Social Movements, Indigenous, Miners and MAS Militants
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After “11 months of pain,” Bolivia returns to democracy

7 November 2020 — Peoples Dispatch

Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca will be sworn in tomorrow as president and vice-president of Bolivia, just one year after the coup d’état. Incoming senator Leonardo Loza speaks about the year of repression, and the steadfast resistance to it

by Zoe PC

 

Leonardo Loza, a trade union leader from the Trópico of Cochabamba and incoming senator.

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Bolivia: A New MAS Government, Not More of the Same

4 November 2020 —

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Indigenous people in front of the old Government Palace in Bolivia

For the ethical imperative of Buen Vivir, those who during the coup d’état hid, kept silent, and were complicit with the coup plotters, can no longer be public officials. Among these are the great majority of the former officials of the Morales government. They are also morally co-responsible for the massacres and humiliation of our indigenous brothers and sisters during the coup and under the de facto government.

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After Socialist Victory in Bolivia, Media Still Whitewash Coup

23 October 2020 — FAIR

Washington Post depiction of pro-Evo Morales mural in BoliviaBolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party won a decisive victory in the country’s presidential elections on Sunday, with its candidate Luis Arce apparently winning by a large enough margin to avoid a runoff, likely achieving an absolute majority. The leading opposing candidate, neoliberal Carlos Mesa, and the right-wing unelected President Jeanine Áñez congratulated Arce on his victory. Continue reading

Inside Bolivia’s right-wing base on eve of election; plus, Ex-OPCW chief defends whistleblowers…

21 October 2020 — Grayzone

Inside Bolivia’s right-wing base on eve of election

By Anya Parampil, Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton

We entered the power base of Bolivia’s far-right, Santa Cruz, where the 2019 coup was hatched, and where the country’s elite seeks to consolidate its hold on power in the election this October 18. Continue reading

Bolivia: First Election Since US-Backed Coup Pits Right against Left, Rich Against Poor and White against Everyone Else

18 October 2020 — Mint Press

Democracia?

This coming Sunday represents Bolivia’s best chance to secure lasting peace, with a widely anticipated MAS victory expected to be a repudiation of last November’s US-backed military coup.

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Hours before Bolivia goes the polls, early results system suspended, military mobilization in La Paz

18 October 2020 — Peoples Dispatch

The first elections since the coup d’état will be held on October 18 amid a tense social and political climate. This includes a military mobilization in La Paz the night before the polls and the suspension of the DIREPRE early results system

by Zoe PC

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Bolivia’s Fight Against Imperialism Heads For Its Decisive, Violent Moment Of Reckoning

5 October 2020 — See You in 2020

Mao Zedong, who had many years of experience with militarily fighting the forces of imperialism and reactionary nationalism, concluded that the mission of the retrograde facets of society is to “Make trouble, fail, make trouble again, fail again…until their doom-that is the logic of the imperialists and all reactionaries the world over in dealing with the people’s cause and they will never go against this logic. This is a Marxist law. When we say ‘imperialism is ferocious’, we mean that its nature will never change, that the imperialists will never lay down their butcher knives, that they will never become Buddhas, till their doom.” Continue reading

Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

14 August 2020 — Mint Press News

Boiling Point

Clashes between protesters and government-backed paramilitaries are growing increasingly violent as tensions in Bolivia reach a boiling point following the US-backed Anez administration’s decision to cancel elections for the third time this year.

Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

14 August 2020 — Mint Press News

Boiling Point

Miners wearing face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, protest against the postponement of the presidential election in El Alto, Bolivia, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Citing the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic, Bolivia’s highest electoral authority delayed presidential elections from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18, the third time the vote has been delayed. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Clashes between protesters and government-backed paramilitaries are growing increasingly violent as tensions in Bolivia reach a boiling point following the US-backed Anez administration’s decision to cancel elections for the third time this year.

As Bolivian Regime Delays Elections a Third Time, Media Continue to Ignore Coup

6 August 2020 — FAIR

Washington Post: Bolivia’s Morales resigns amid scathing election report, rising protests

Reports like the Washington Post‘s (11/10/19) failed to convey the reality that Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced out by the military.

In the Bolivian elections last October 20, incumbent President Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism party (MAS in Spanish) won a 10-point victory over his nearest challenger, as pre-election polls predicted. The next day,  the Organization of American States issued a statement challenging the legitimacy of the elections, asserting a “hard-to-explain change in the trend of the preliminary results.” Immediately, right wingers violently took to the streets to protest the president. The OAS issued a followup statement confirming their analysis on November 10. The same day, the military forced Morales to step down.

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‘We will coup whoever we want’: Elon Musk and the overthrow of democracy in Bolivia

28 July 2020 — MRonline
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This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

On July 24, 2020, Tesla’s Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that a second U.S. “government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people.” Someone responded to Musk soon after, “You know what wasn’t in the best interest of people? The U.S. government organizing a coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia so you could obtain the lithium there.” Musk then wrote:

“We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it”

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Twitter Targets Accounts of MintPress and Other Outlets Covering Unrest in Bolivia

29 June 2020 — Mint Press

MintPress News, along with a number of independent Bolivian news outlets and journalists covering the unrest there, were all targeted for suspension at the same time.

Social media giant Twitter took the step of suspending the official account of MintPress News on Saturday. Without warning, the nine-year-old account with 64,000 followers was abruptly labeled as “fake” or “spam” and restricted. This move is becoming a frequent occurrence for alternative media, especially those that openly challenge U.S. power globally.

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Bolivia News Links 7 March 2020

7 March 2020 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Russian diplomat blasts Bolivia’s allegations of Moscow’s involvement in illegal processes
https://tass.com/politics/1127425

WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup
https://williambowles.info/2020/03/05/wapo-prints-study-that-found-paper-backed-an-undemocratic-bolivia-coup/

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WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup

5 March 2020 — FAIR

WaPo: Bolivia is in danger of slipping into anarchy. It’s Evo Morales’s fault.

The Washington Post editorial board (11/11/19) stated as fact that Bolivian President Evo Morales “moved to falsify the results of the October 20 vote so as to hand him a first-round victory.”

President Evo Morales won re-election in Bolivia’s presidential election last October 20, as pre-election polls predicted. He received 47% of the vote in an election with 88% turnout. He beat his nearest rival by just over 10 percentage points, which meant a second round was not required.

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Bolivia News Links 14-18 February 2020

18 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Canada out of the Lima Group, Core Group and OAS
https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/canada-out-of-the-lima-group-core-group-and-oas/

‘It is Clear that This is U.S. Neoliberal Interference in Bolivia’
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/it-is-clear-that-this-is-u-s-neoliberal-interference-in-bolivia/

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