Posts Tagged ‘bolivia’

On Rituals And Revolutions In The Mines Of Bolivia

Above photo: Musician wearing a miner’s hat during the Carnival of Oruro in Bolivia’s tin mining center. sunsinger / Shutterstock.com. The rituals and celebrations of Bolivia’s miners created spaces for radical organizing and helped build solidarity during the 1952 National Revolution. The small K’illi K’illi park sits at the top of one of the hillsides […]

Bolivia: Dogs blessed on San Roque’s feast day

People in Bolivia on Monday celebrated St Roch’s Day, honouring the patron saint of dogs. Justino Limachi, a Roman Catholic priest, held a special outdoor mass to mark the day at Cuerpo de Cristo, a small church in the city of El Alto. Pet owners gathered to have their dogs – and cats – blessed […]

Five New Species of Flowering Plants Discovered in Bolivia

Five New Species of Flowering Plants Discovered in Bolivia  Jul 23, 2021 by  News Staff / Source A team of U.K. botanists has discovered five new species in the plant genus Jacquemontia in the Andes of Bolivia. Jaquemontia chuquisacensis. Image credit: John Pink.Jacquemontia is a medium-sized pantropical genus of around 120 species, but the majority […]

14-Day Global Campaign Demands Justice For Victims Of Bolivia Coup

Above Photo: Claudia Turbet-Delof. On 10 November 2019, the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia was overthrown by a US-government supported military coup. The coup regime, also supported by the UK and the European Union, presided over mass human rights violations and was met with widespread resistance from social movements in Bolivia. This pressure ultimately led to new presidential elections in […]

Three cocaine ‘mega-factories’ destroyed in Bolivia as authorities carry out fresh raids against major drug gangs

Bolivian police have announced they have uncovered and destroyed three huge cocaine production sites that were hidden in forestry reserves and national parks, during a successful anti-drug squad operation. The three makeshift so-called ‘mega-factories’, allegedly capable of making 910 kilograms of crack cocaine each day, were covered by tarpaulins in woodland areas of eastern Beni […]

Bolivia Proposes To The UN To Urgently Convene An Earth Assembly

Create an organism of water for life. During the Reunion with Mother Earth: Global reflections for the defense of Pachamama, the Plurinational State of Bolivia assumed the commitment to lead, in coordination with all the peoples of the South, a global action in this matter and requested the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António […]

Despite US’ Dirty Tricks, Bolivia Is Finding A Way To Stay Independent

Despite US’ Dirty Tricks, Bolivia Is Finding A Way To Stay Independent Above photo: A march in Bolivia where thousands took to the streets to demand justice for the massacres and other human rights violations committed by the coup-installed regime led by de-facto president Jeanine Áñez. Bolivia TV. The arrest of Jeanine Áñez, head of […]

The 2019 Coup In Bolivia And USA’s Continuing Hypocrisy

On 27 March, 2021, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken released a press statement wherein he said: “The United States is deeply concerned by growing signs of anti-democratic behavior and the politicization of the legal system in Bolivia in light of the recent arrest and pre-trial imprisonment of former interim government officials.” US-backed Coup Blinken’s statement is […]

The Afro-Bolivians And Their Monarchy In Bolivia: An Enigmatic Kingdom

Bolivia is a land full of wonders and little-known facts. The majestic nature of the mountainous Andes and the adjacent tropical forests, and the illustrious capital city of La Paz, nestled high among the clouds, are not the only things to spark your curiosity. No more than a hundred kilometers outside of La Paz is […]

Revealed: The UK Supported the Coup in Bolivia to Gain Access to Its ‘White Gold’

After a coup in the South American country of Bolivia in November 2019, democratically elected president Evo Morales was forced to flee. Foreign Office documents obtained by Declassified show Britain saw the new military-backed regime, which killed 18 protesters, as an opportunity to open up Bolivia’s lithium deposits to UK firms. By Matt Kennard and […]

Former Interim President Jeanine Añez Arrested In Bolivia

Above photo: Jeanine Anez Chavez/Facebook. A Bolivian court had issued arrest warrants for Jeanine Añez, the former interim president who seized power in a coup d’etat in late 2019. The Bolivian government announced on Saturday the arrest of Jeanine Áñez, who will be prosecuted for the overthrow of Evo Morales in November 2019, in an […]

Bolivia’s ex-interim president arrested as political tensions reach new highs

Government Minister Carlos Eduardo del Castillo del Carpio confirmed Áñez’s arrest. At least two of the former ministers have also been detained, according to state channel Bolivia TV. CNN has not been able to access the basis for the charges through the prosecutor’s office, but Áñez published on her Twitter account images of what she […]

Bolivia’s former interim president Jeanine Anez arrested over 2019 coup

Jeanine Anez, who seized power in Bolivia as an interim president after the November 2019 ousting of then-president Evo Morales, has been arrested on suspicion of sedition, the new government has announced. Anez’s arrest warrant was issued by a court on Friday and was executed on Saturday morning, Minister of Government Carlos del Castillo announced […]

Video shows moment balcony railing collapses at Bolivia university, killing seven students

Video footage has captured the tragic moment when students thronging the fourth floor balcony of a university in Bolivia plummeted to their deaths after the railing gave way. Seven students were killed and five others injured at the Public University of El Alto, second-largest city in Bolivia. The incident occurred as dozens of students crammed […]

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 […]

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