Posts Tagged ‘bolivia’

Bolivia recognises same-sex couple’s civil union for first time

David Aruquipa and Guido Montaño signed papers in Bolivia’s Civil Registry Office, confirming their status as the country’s first legally-recognised same-sex couple. The men, who have been a couple for 11 years, said they consider the step a victory for human rights in Bolivia. “This is the action that shows that our country needs to […]

Bolivia: New Arrest Warrants For Añez Regime’s Top Officials

Bolivia: New Arrest Warrants For Añez Regime’s Top Officials Above photo: Former Oil Minister Victor Zamora (L) and former Immigration Director Marcel Rivas (R). Twitter/ @Opinion_Bolivia. Former Oil Minister and former Immigration Director are accused of political persecution and corruption. The Bolivian Attorney General’s Office issued warrants for the arrest of Victor Zamora and Marcel […]

A Triumphant Return To Power For Bolivia’s Social Movements

By Leonardo Flores, Popular Resistance. November 11, 2020 | Strategize! Above photo: Bolivians celebrate the MAS-IPSP victory. EFE. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Bolivia on November 8 to celebrate the inauguration of President Luis Arce. They would celebrate again the next day, as former president Evo Morales re-entered the country […]

After Bolivia, Never Again

After Bolivia, Never Again Gathered in Bolivia at the inauguration of Luis Arce, leaders from across the international Left sign the ‘La Paz Declaration’ – reaffirming support for democracy and calling for an end to right-wing coups d’état. They said that the beasts and savages would never return to Bolivia, as they killed our brothers, […]

Ending Regime Change In Bolivia And The World

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. October 29, 2020 Above photo: Bolivian woman votes in October 18 election. Less than a year after the United States and the U.S.-backed Organization of American States (OAS) supported a violent military coup to overthrow the government of Bolivia, the Bolivian people have reelected the […]

Movement Towards Socialism Wins Landslide Victory In Bolivia

Above photo: Luis Arce (right) and David Choquehuanca on the campaign trail. Twitter. With 100% of the votes counted, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presidential ticket of Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca has won 55.1% of the votes, with a lead of 26.27% over their nearest rival Carlos Mesa. After 11 months of being ruled […]

Bolivia – The people won, against all the odds, the people still won

October 19, 2020 By Chris Faure for the Saker Blog Bolivia went to the polls yesterday for the first election since the coup d’état in November 2019, that removed Evo Morales from the leadership and from the country and put the country under a western backed right wing coup government.  This coup was carried out […]

Bolivia: People Power Prevails Over US-Backed Coup

Last October following the re-election of indigenous president Evo Morales in Bolivia, the United States backed a coup that successfully forced him out of power. The coup regime reversed many of the gains made under Morales and waged violent and austerity policies against the people. A new presidential election was held this past weekend largely […]

Bolivia: First Election Since US-Backed Coup Creates Divisions

Above photo: An opponent of former President Evo Morales fights a supporter of the Movement Towards Socialism Party in La Paz, Bolivia, Oct. 5, 2020. Juan Karita | AP. Pits Right against Left, Rich Against Poor and White against Everyone Else. This coming Sunday represents Bolivia’s best chance to secure lasting peace, with a widely […]

Bolivia: Amid New Crisis, Coup Government Seeks To Divide Spoils

Above photo: Protester in La Paz holds up a sign that reads: “Anez: hunger does not wait”. Radio Kawsachun/Facebook. Just weeks out from the October 18 elections, Bolivia’s coup government is again in crisis following the departure of three key ministers over an unconstitutional attempt to privatise an electricity company. It comes as polls show […]

What The OAS Did To Bolivia

Above image: Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair. Bolivia has descended into a nightmare of political repression and racist state violence since the democratically elected government of Evo Morales was overthrown by the military on November 10. That month was “the second-deadliest month, in terms of civilian deaths committed by state forces, since Bolivia became a democracy […]

Bolivia’s ‘interim president’ withdraws from upcoming election, one day after poll shows pro-Morales candidate in the lead

Home » Communism, Politics, South-Central America » Bolivia’s ‘interim president’ withdraws from upcoming election, one day after poll shows pro-Morales candidate in the lead     The acting president of Bolivia, Jeanine Anez, has declared that she will not run in next month’s presidential race, citing the need to consolidate votes in order to defeat […]

For Democracy And Transparency In The Plurinational State Of Bolivia

Above photo: Protest in Bolivia. Corrado Scropetta. Members of the Progressive International call on the UN and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to guarantee fair elections in Bolivia. We are witnessing the systematic destruction of democracy at the hands of the de facto government of Jeanine Añez and its allied forces of repression in the streets, on […]

For Democracy And Transparency In The Plurinational State Of Bolivia

Above photo: Protest in Bolivia. Corrado Scropetta. Members of the Progressive International call on the UN and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to guarantee fair elections in Bolivia. We are witnessing the systematic destruction of democracy at the hands of the de facto government of Jeanine Añez and its allied forces of repression in the streets, on […]

For Democracy And Transparency In The Plurinational State Of Bolivia

Above photo: Protest in Bolivia. Corrado Scropetta. Members of the Progressive International call on the UN and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to guarantee fair elections in Bolivia. We are witnessing the systematic destruction of democracy at the hands of the de facto government of Jeanine Añez and its allied forces of repression in the streets, on […]

Bolivia: The Scream Of Áñez Out!

Above photo: Bolivians protest the postponement of the election. Áñez Out is the main demand of the current popular protest mobilization in Bolivia. Barely a week ago the demand was: Elections, now!  That was calling for September 6, agreed date by the political organizations and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), for the elections to be held. That […]

Bolivia: Political Strike Shuts Down Country

Above photo: Strike Aug. 3 in Bolivia. Sign reads, ‘Long live democracy. Elections on Sept. 6.’ Do Bolivian lives matter? The Bolivian masses are experiencing a perfect storm of social, health and economic crises. A U.S.-backed military coup overthrew President Evo Morales Ayma in November 2019 — Morales called it a lithium coup.  To Wall Street, […]

‘Dialogue’ Called by Añez In Bolivia Failed; New Election Date Set

‘Dialogue’ Called by Añez In Bolivia Failed; New Election Date Set Above photo: Meeting held by Áñez de facto government. After more than five hours of dialogue between the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) and the Bolivian social movements, a consensus was not reached to define a new intermediate date for the […]

Bolivia: Stop State Repression And Violence, For Free And Fair Elections

Above photo: Bolivian protesters flee from coup police. Source AP. Summary executions and widespread repression under Bolivia’s interim government report rights advocates from Harvard and University Network for Human Rights. NOTE: The authors refer to the current power holders in Bolivia as an “interim government.” Popular Resistance reminds its readers that Evo Morales is the democratically-elected […]

United Tesla Company: Widespread Condemnation of Elon Musk’s Bolivia Coup Comments

Multibillionaire Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk once again proved that he does not know how to keep silent. After being challenged on Twitter about his alleged involvement in the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia last November, Musk responded, “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.” Although he […]

US-Backed Coup Gov’t in Bolivia Suspends Elections for Third Time

Amid a rapidly worsening COVID-19 pandemic, Bolivia’s coup government has once again suspended much-anticipated elections that were due to be held on September 6. This is the third time the administration of Jeanine Añez has postponed them because of the virus, setting a new date for October 18. The move has drawn condemnation from both […]

Ex-Bolivia president to become first former head of state to stand trial in US

A judge in Florida ruled last week that former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and his former defense minister, Jose Carlos Sanchez Berzain, must stand trial in the US, where they both live. De Lozada was first elected in 1993 and remained in power until 2003. His regime was staunchly pro-US and pro-privatization. This […]

Iran 1st VP in Bolivia to attend 4th GECF gas summit

November 25, The Iran Project – Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri is arrived in Bolivia on Thursday (Nov 23) to participate in the fourth Gas Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in this Latin American country. Upon arrival in Bolivia, Jahangiri told reporters that Iran plays a key role in shaping the global energy […]

Iran meets parl. delegations of Indonesia, Pakistan, Bolivia

Jamal Nobandegani, head of Iran’s parliamentary delegation in World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development in Bali, held talks with senior parliamentary officials of Indonesia on Wednesday evening. During the meeting with the Indonesian side, Nobandegani stressed that the presence of the two countries in various regional and international communities would be a good opportunity for […]

Bolivia’s President Declares ‘Total Independence’ From IMF and World Bank

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government’s independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact on the nation. “A day like today in 1944 ended Bretton Woods Economic Conference (USA), in which the IMF and WB were established,” Morales tweeted. These organizations dictated the economic fate of Bolivia and the world. Today […]

Bolivia Declares ‘Total Independence’ From World Bank And IMF

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government’s independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation, the Telesur TV reported. “A day like today in 1944 ended Bretton Woods Economic Conference (USA), in which the IMF and WB were established,” Morales tweeted. “These organizations dictated the economic fate of Bolivia and the […]

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Declares ‘Total Independence’ from World Bank & IMF

21st Century Wire says… Since Bolivian leader Evo Morales came to power in 2006, the country’s overall standard of living has risen. Increases in spending on health, education, and lifting residents out of poverty programs has increased by more than 45%. Much of Bolivia’s success has been credited to its decoupling from the global neoliberal, […]

Bolivia Asserts Newfound Economic Independence, Rejects Rothschild Banks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and US-dominated World Bank have been major players in the global economic landscape ever since their creation in 1944. These international banking organizations, which are privately controlled by the notorious Rothschild banking family, first pressure nations to deregulate their financial sector, allowing private banks to loot their economies. Once the […]

Two Years On, Bolivia’s President Says No Regrets Over Expelling DEA

Bolivia’s President Evo, cnter, attends a ritual ceremony honoring Pachamama, Mother Earth, at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia. (A/Juan Karita) President Evo Morales recalled today that the expulsion of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. military base allowed Bolivia to recover economic and political sovereignty. “I do not regret the decision […]

Bolivia’s Evo Morales: US Wants To Overthrow Venezuela To Steal Oil

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, left, talks with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales during a welcome ceremony for presidents attending a meeting in Cochabamba, Bolivia, July 4, 2013. (AP/Juan Karita) Advertisment Bolivian President Evo Morales on Thursday slammed ongoing right-wing opposition protests in Venezuela, claiming they serve the interests of multinational elites […]

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