Urgent Words on Bolivia

Edgardo Mocca The illegal dismissal of President Evo Morales in Bolivia marks the end of an era. Since Argentina’s democratic recovery in 1983, the armed forces had not emerged as a decisive actor in a process of breaking the constitutional order in Latin America. It is clear that military personnel were involved in the coups…

“Europe Has Developed Thanks to Africa’s Wealth”

Alexandre Anfruns “You must know a great fighter, he is a personality in his country” – the French worker of North African origin who introduced him to me told me. It was rigorously true. For many years Mamadou Mansaré has embodied the voice of the Guinean workers’ movement in the National Confederation of Guinean Workers…

Bolivia Set Back Twenty Years

Stephen Sefton Western media are portraying the coup in Bolivia as the result of legitimate popular protests against electoral fraud. They base their accounts on yet another phoney, illegal report from a mission of the Organization of American States. The report openly violated the terms agreed with Bolivia’s electoral authority on the progam for the…

The Coup in Bolivia: Five Lessons

Atilio Boron The Bolivian tragedy eloquently teaches several lessons that our peoples and popular social and political forces must learn and engrave in their consciences forever. Here is a brief enumeration, as we go along, and a prelude to more detailed treatment in the future. First, no matter how exemplarily the economy is administered, as…

Bolivia’s Coup Does Not Erase History

Luis Bruschtein The Bolivians have just overthrown in a coup d’état the best government in their history. Carlos Mesa’s messages congratulating “the people” for having defeated “the dictatorship” will soon be a testimony of the enormous barbarity committed by the right wing of that country in connivance with the United States, the Armed Forces and…

Bolivia Coup d’état: Evo Morales Resigns in the Face of Fascist Attack

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has announced his resignation from office after opposition groups, who do not want to recognize the election results of last October 20, launched a wave of violence. The escalation of violence by these groups attacked militants and leaders of the Movement towards Socialism (MAS). They are intimidating journalists, burning…

Coup d’état in Bolivia

Marco Teruggi Bolivia has entered the final moments before an outcome of a complex sequence of events. The possibility of reaching an agreement has been buried after the right ignored the call made by President Evo Morales to constitute a new Supreme Electoral Tribunal and call for new general elections. The response led by Fernando…

Evo Morales Urges Respect for New Election, Rejects Resignation Demands

Bolivian President Evo Morales rejected calls for resignation and condemned the opposition for failing to respect his new decision to reform the electoral authority and call for new elections, the Bolivian president told teleSUR Sunday in an exclusive interview from La Paz. In the interview with teleSUR’s correspondent in Bolivia Freddy Morales, the president said…

The Hours of a Coup Offensive in Bolivia

Marco Teruggi One of the objectives of the offensive is to have managed to gather all the formations of confrontation, and to reinforce the mobilization with sectors coming from different points of the country to La Paz. These are days and hours of coup offensive in Bolivia. The attempt to overthrow President Evo Morales is…

Lula Promises to Help “Free Brazil from the Insanity”

Brian Mier Released on Friday, November 8th, after 580 days in political imprisonment in Curitiba, former President Lula posted his first video on Instagram, sending a message to his supporters. “I would like to thank you all for your solidarity from the bottom of my heart and tell you that I am free to help…

Neoliberalism Burns in Our America

Katu Arkonada A ghost travels through Latin America and the Caribbean, the ghost of rebellions against the neoliberal model of social dispossession. We began 2019 by remembering Benedetti and those painted on the walls that said that when we had the questions, answers were changed. We also remembered at the beginning of the year Gramsci…