Category: Bolivia

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Mark Weisbrot: What the OAS Did to Bolivia

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

Luis Arce: Last November’s Coup Was About Plundering Bolivia’s Resources

Massive protests last month forced Bolivia’s postcoup government to pledge that elections will take place on October 18

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Vijay Prashad: Will There Ever Be Elections Again in Bolivia?

It is not hard to imagine that this is what a coup regime has in mind; it did not annul democracy to allow democracy to remove it from office

Peoples Dispatch: Tensions rise in Bolivia as far-right groups mobilize against national strike

Over 140 major highways and roads have been blocked by protesters across Bolivia to demand that the general elections be held on September 6 and for the de facto president, Jeanine Áñez, to resign immediately

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Vijay Prashad: ‘We will coup whoever we want’

Elon Musk and the overthrow of democracy in Bolivia

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Glenn Greenwald: U.S.-Supported Coup in Bolivia Continues to Produce Repression and Tyranny

The U.S.-supported military coup in Bolivia has largely disappeared from western news outlets ever since the November 2019 massacres of pro-democracy protesters by the right-wing faction that seized power

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Ben Dangl: The struggle for justice continues in post-coup Bolivia

A brutal wave of repression followed the right’s seizure of power last November, but organizing for social and political change in Bolivia continues

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Ben Dangl: Bibles at the Barricades: How the Right Seized Power in Bolivia

The Áñez government threatens to roll back major progressive policies of the MAS, as well as victories won in the streets by Bolivia’s broad social, labor, and indigenous movements

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Federico Fuentes: Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism says #PutLivesFirst

Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) has sought to outline in #PutLivesFirst, a detailed and comprehensive plan for tackling COVID-19 and its social and economic impacts

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Joe Emersberger: WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup

At this point, the OAS report on Bolivia’s election should be discarded, except for the purpose of a credible investigation into how such appalling work ever came to be done

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