Bolivia: Evo Morales Warns of Right-Wing Maneuvers

Translated by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews and edited by Workers World, August 13, 2021 Former president Evo Morales, leader of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party, denounced, this Aug. 4, the Bolivian political right for promoting destabilizing maneuvers disguised as political activism. “Once again, the coup plotters announce antidemocratic mobilizations against the legitimate, legal and constitutional government of our brother[…]

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Washington’s Role in Berta Cáceres’ 2016 Murder in Honduras

by Ted Kelly, published on Workers World, March 29 2021 It has been five years since the assassination of Berta Cáceres — an environmental activist from the Lenca people, a founder and leader of the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras. Though some of her killers have been identified and convicted, the governments and corporations that hired and[…]

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Letter From President Maduro As US Threatens Venezuela With War

by Nicolás Maduro-Moro, published on Popular Resistance, April 2, 2020 NOTE: Associated Press reports the United States is sending naval ships to patrol the Caribbean as the US falsely accuses the Maduro administration with trafficking narcotics while ignoring the countries actually engaged in drug trafficking such as US allies Ecuador, Colombia and Honduras. “President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy[…]

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Haiti on the Precipice

Haiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll By Jeb Sprague and Nazaire St. Fort, published on The Grayzone, March 30, 2020 Haitian President Jovenel Moïse announced on March 19 that two citizens in Haiti had tested positive for Covid-19, known popularly simply as the coronavirus. The government has closed Haiti’s border, ports, and airports to[…]

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‘Tired of Holding Other Worlds in My Fist’

by Vijay Prashad, published on Consorteum News, February 17, 2020 originally published on Tricontinental Institute, February 7, 2020 In November 2019, the Bolivian army – with a nudge from the shadows – told its President Evo Morales Ayma to resign. Morales would eventually go to Mexico and then seek asylum in Argentina. Jeanine Áñez, a far-right politician who was not[…]

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Bolivia’s New US-Backed Interim Gov’t Wastes No Time Privatizing Economy

by Alan McLeod, published on MintPress News, December 16, 2019 It has been barely one month since the administration of Jeanine Añez seized power in a military coup in Bolivia, but it has wasted no time in attempting to transform the economy and society. Its latest move is aimed at privatizing the country’s economy. A government spokesperson confirmed the fears[…]

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Bolivia, Anatomy of a Coup

by Jeff Mackler and Lazaro Monteverde, published on Popular Resistance, November 26. 2019 On Sunday, October 20 Evo Morales was re-elected president of Bolivia with 46.85 percent of the vote against his nearest competitor, Carlos Mesa, who received 36.74 percent. In anticipation of a Morales victory, the U.S. corporate media launched a fake news disinformation barrage nine days earlier aimed[…]

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Eye Witness to a Massacre in Bolivia

by Medea Benjamin, published on MintPress News, November 22, 2019 I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral procession on November 21 to commemorate the dead. These are examples, unfortunately, of the modus operandi of[…]

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Racist Coup in Bolivia Sparks Resistance

By Sam Ordóñez posted on Workers World, November 17, 2019 Nov. 15 – On Nov. 10, Evo Morales, president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, resigned, along with the vice president and the majority of his cabinet. This happened after the national police abandoned their defense of the elected government and joined right-wing protests, and the Armed Forces announced on[…]

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After Morales Ousted in Coup, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

by Vijay Prashad, published on Common Dreams, November 12, 2019 Bolivia’s President Evo Morales was overthrown in a military coup on November 10. He is now in Mexico. Before he left office, Morales had been involved in a long project to bring economic and social democracy to his long-exploited country. It is important to recall that Bolivia has suffered a[…]

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