How the Global North’s Left Media Helped Pave the Way for Bolivia’s Right-Wing Coup

10 December 2019 — FAIR

[This is a must read for anyone who calls themself ‘progressive’. Another excellent study of the myopia the Western left suffers from by Fairness & Accuracy in the Media. WB]

by Lucas Koerner

In our brave new age of hybrid warfare, corporate media play the role of ideological heavy artillery within the arsenal of Western imperialist powers. Day in and day out, “reputable” establishment outlets bombard progressive and/or anti-imperialist governments in the Global South with endless salvos of smears and libelous misrepresentations (e.g., FAIR.org5/23/188/23/184/11/197/25/19).

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Evo Morales and Álvaro García Linera Analyze Bolivia Coup

24 November, 2019 — John Riddell

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On November 10, 2019, Bolivia’s military threw its support behind an uprising of rightist pro-Imperialist forces, forcing the resignation of the elected government led by President Evo Morales and driving him into exile in Mexico. Rightist gangs unleashed a wave of murderous violence across Bolivia against all suspected of sympathy with Morales.

Canada’s government was shamefully quick in endorsing the coup. (See Yves Engler, “Canada Backs Coup Against Bolivia’s President”.)

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Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia’s Election

11 November 2019 — FAIR

Pro-coup editorials rely on—and misreport—questionable evidence from the dubious OAS

Unpacking Media Propaganda About Bolivia’s Election
To endorse the coup in Bolivia, numerous editorials in major US media outlets paint President Evo Morales as undemocratic. Exhibit A in their case is the Organization of American States’ (OAS) claims that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian election in which Morales was elected for a fourth term. They also argue that he should not have been allowed to run again in the first place.

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Police in Bolivia Pepper Spray Journalist ‘On Purpose’ During Live Coverage of Anti-Coup Protests

16 November 2019 —  Source: Common Dreams

“I hate to be the story because we are here to report on what is happening to the people in the amazing country,” said Al-Jazeera English senior correspondent Teresa Bo. “I hope it helps denounce that such practices cannot be tolerated. Not here not anywhere.”

by Jon Queally, staff writer

Teresa Bo, a senior correspondent for Al-Jazeera was sprayed directly in the face—clearly "on purpose," she says—while covering anti-coup demonstrators in the city of La Paz, Bolivia on Friday, November 15, 2019. (Photo: Al-Jazeera/Screenshot)

Teresa Bo, a senior correspondent for Al-Jazeera was sprayed directly in the face—clearly “on purpose,” she says—while covering anti-coup demonstrators in the city of La Paz, Bolivia on Friday, November 15, 2019. (Photo: Al-Jazeera/Screenshot)

Becoming part of the story she was seeking to cover, international news correspondent Teresa Bo was assaulted by Bolivian state security forces on Friday—shot directly in the face, while on camera, with tear gas or pepper spray.

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Bolivia: Senate Elected a New President – Eva Copa Rada

16 November 2019 — Internationalist 360°

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Parliament should, as soon as possible, pass a law to call new elections and appoint members of the national Supreme Electoral Tribunal.

https://i0.wp.com/www.albatv.org/local/cache-gd2/3355f785ac2e4a440b85b77c8215465a.jpgThe Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), the party of Bolivia’s legitimate president, Evo Morales, managed on Thursday to reconstitute the leadership of both chambers of Parliament, so that both the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies are functioning again.

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Bolivian Army Massacres Peaceful Protesters in Cochabamba

15 November 2019 — Internationalist 360°

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I condemn and denounce before the world that the coup regime that took power by assault in my beloved Bolivia represses with bullets from the Armed Forces and the Police the people who demand pacification and replacement of the Rule of Law. Now they murder our brothers in Sacaba, Cochabamba.

Condeno y denuncio ante el mundo que el régimen golpista que tomó el poder por asalto en mi querida Bolivia reprime con balas de las FFAA y la Policía al pueblo que reclama pacificación y reposición del Estado de Derecho. Ahora asesinan a nuestros hermanos en Sacaba, Cochabamba.

— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) November 15, 2019

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Bolivia’s New Puppet Regime Wastes No Time Aligning With US Foreign Policy

16 November 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

The Washington-recognized interim government which just ascended to power via US-backed military coup in Bolivia is already shifting the nation’s foreign policy into alignment with the US-centralized empire, severing important ties with two governments which have resisted absorption into the imperial blob.

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Coups-for-Green-Energy added to Wars-For-Oil

16 November 2019 — Off Guardian

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume

The US-supported right-wing coup against Bolivian President Evo Morales on November 10th was a serious strike against that nation’s autonomy and its people (especially its indigenous, of whom Morales was one).

Such meddling has defined US foreign policy in Latin America for nearly two centuries, since the Monroe Doctrine of 1823.

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In the Midst of Violent Repression, Bolivian Demonstrators Reject the Coup and Demand the Resignation of Jeanine Áñez

13 November 2019 — Source: Internationalist 360°

Repression increases in Bolivia against Evo Morales’ supporters

La Paz, Nov. 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian police today violently prevented Senator Adriana Salvatierra from entering Parliament as evidence of increased repression against Evo Morales’ supporters.

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Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs

13 November 2019 — Source: Grayzone

Commanders of Bolivia’s military and police helped plot the coup and guaranteed its success. Before they were educated for insurrection through the US military’s notorious School of the Americas and FBI training programs.

By Jeb Sprague

The United States played a key role in the military coup in Bolivia, and in a direct way that has scarcely been acknowledged in accounts of the events that forced the country’s elected president, Evo Morales, to resign on November 10.

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