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

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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

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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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Bolivia News Links 10-14 February 2020

14 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Bolivia: An Election in the Midst of an Ongoing Coup
https://socialistproject.ca/2020/02/bolivia-election-in-the-midst-of-ongoing-coup/

The Fraud Machine At Work In Bolivia
https://popularresistance.org/the-fraud-machine-at-work-in-bolivia/

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Bolivia News Links 1-6 February 2020

6 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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A Neoliberal Legacy: America’s Fascism Problem Runs Much Deeper Than Trump
https://www.mintpressnews.com/neoliberal-legacy-america-fascism-problem-runs-deeper-trump/264692/

Trudeau Government’s Effort to Overthrow Venezuelan Government
https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/trudeau-governments-effort-to-overthrow-venezuelan-government/

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Bolivia News Links 23-26 January 2020

26 January 2020 — The New Dark Age

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Bolivians Celebrate Fourteen Years of the Plurinational State
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/bolivians-celebrate-fourteen-years-of-the-plurinational-state/

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva: Obama, Hillary Ordered Me Not to Negotiate with Iran
https://www.mintpressnews.com/brazil-president-lula-da-silva-obama-hillary-ordered-not-negotiate-iran/264315/

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