Bolivia: Violent Pro-Coup Extremists Assault MAS Canvassers

The socialist party leads pre-election voter intention surveys but faces violence promoted by right-wing candidates and defacto authorities. Bolivian coup supporters waged an attack on Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) canvassers, setting fire to campaign tents and destroying materials. Videos circulating on social media show what appears to be people in MAS t-shirts being chased down…

President Maduro: 51,360 Integral Defense Units Activated in Venezuela (Militia)

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, during a video-conference with the popular base of the Bolivarian Militia, reported that there are currently 51,360 Integral Defense Units activated throughout the country, which represent the people’s military power because they are deployed in all the communities nationwide. He stressed that this military corps has more than 4.5…

Argentinians Commemorate the 44th Anniversary of the Night of the Pencils

Peoples Dispatch Out of the ten students abducted by the national security forces on September 16, 1976, only four survivedand the whereabouts of the other six are still not known. Photo: Izquierda Web The night of September 16, 1976, was one of the bloodiest night of the last civic-military dictatorship in Argentina, when a group…

The Paramilitaries of the Coup: Santa Cruz

Today we launch our first documentary project, shining a light on racist pro-coup violence in Santa Cruz, promoted by both Carlos Mesa and Fernando Camacho. In English and Spanish, it will air live at 6pm (Bolivia & ET) today on our Facebook page, as well as that of Radio Kawsachun Coca We've launched our mini-documentary…

Bolivia: Jeanine Áñez Withdraws from the Electoral Race

Just 31 days before the elections, Bolivia’s de facto president, Jeanine Áñez, announced her withdrawal from the presidential race. The news came one day after the most extensive electoral survey conducted to date placed her in fourth place in terms of voting intentions, far from being able to contest a second round. Her frustrated candidacy…

Peace is the Only Path

Jorge Arreaza MontserratIn Venezuela, we have been resisting different phases of the same plan of aggression for more than two decades. The accumulation of failures, rudeness and clumsiness, far from discouraging the imperial forces — it does not matter whether they suit up as Republicans or Democrats — seems to irritate the arrogant and quarrelsome…

Water Poverty and the Growing Conflict Between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia

Julian Vigo The Ethiopian government made a strategic decision to control most of the Nile River that flows into Egypt and Sudan. “The GERD will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric plant when it comes into full operation.” The satellite images  are frightening. Prior to this summer’s’s filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam  (GERD), countries downstream from Ethiopia…