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 —

Ollantay Itzamná

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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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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.