A Bolivian Hell on Earth: Balkanization in the Name of God

Rafael Bautista S. If hell is a Christian invention, its own history – which is the history of the West – is proof of it, shedding as much blood as possible “in the name of love”. But the religion of Hebrew-Semitic origin (not Western), which announced the “good news” to the poor, that we are…

Attacks and Failures of the Right in Latin America

Claudio Katz Bolsonarism was affected by its failed coup. Its foundations in the army, gangs, agribusiness and evangelists are shaken. What are the current perspectives of the extreme right in the continent? Recently, the right-wingers in the region have faced three important setbacks. The failed coup in Brazil was preceded by a failed coup in…

A Closer Look at the Far-Right in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Cindy Forster Cadres from the Unión Juvenil Cruceñista (UJC), the Bolivian fascist youth group where Luis Fernando Camacho got his start. Grayzone The far-right is again trying to unleash devastation from their stronghold in Bolivia’s largest city, Santa Cruz, in the lowland department of the same name, this time to liberate from jail the department’s…

Crisis in Bolivia: Santa Cruz Isolates Itself to Economically Attack La Paz

Sofia Solari Arena More than a week after the arrest of Governor Fernando Camacho, the opposition department has deepened its confrontation with the national government and seeks to “choke” the Bolivian economy. A little more than a week after the arrest of the governor of Santa Cruz, Fernando Camacho, the richest department of Bolivia deepens…

Lula Provides Hope for Latin America

Kawsachun News spoke exclusively to Bolivia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Freddy Mamani, about the regional implications of Lula taking office in Brazil. We also touched on Bolivia’s foreign policy regarding the coup against Pedro Castillo in Peru. Lula takes office on January 1st, what does this mean for Bolivia and Latin America in general? Bolivia sees…

Violence Continues in Bolivia’s Santa Cruz Department

Peoples Dispatch On November 23, the governor of Santa Cruz and one of the organizers of the strike, Luis Fernando Camacho, accepted that the Population and Housing Census should be held in 2024. (Photo: ABI) Despite achieving key agreement on the date of the census, right-wing groups continue protests and violence in Santa Cruz On…

Bolivia: Far-Right Protesters Attack Ambulances & Health Workers

Far-right opposition groups in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, are violating international law by attacking health workers and hindering the passage of ambulances. The city’s police have registered more than 20 cases of physical attacks against health workers and ambulances, many of them resulting in patients being unable to reach a medical center. Protesters say they…

Gabriel Villalba Pérez: “Bolivians Will Not Allow a New Coup d’état”

Natalia Marques Over 1.5 million Bolivians took part in a rally in La Paz on November 29, 2021, in defense of democracy and President Luis Arce’s government. (Photo: Luis Arce/Twitter) Bolivian lawyer and professor Gabriel Villalba Pérez spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the political conflict at the center of the anti-government strike called by the…

Bolivia: The Right Wing Continues Supporting the Coup

Oscar Rotundo Protests in Santa Cruz last Friday – Photo: Diego Tejerina / DPA In Bolivia, the fascist particracy intends to wear down the government and promote a coup insurrection like the one in 2018, which led to the coup of 2019. Their arrogance and contempt for the people, never permitted them to imagine that…

Bolivia: Indigenous Movements Call for Fascists to be Punished

The leadership of the Federation of Campesino Workers of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, has today described the burning of their headquarters by far-right protesters as an “act of terrorism”. On Friday, pro-fascist groups set fire to the building of the region’s indigenous campesino union (Federación Sindical Única de Trabajadores Campesinos de Santa Cruz). They also attacked…

Bolivia Human Rights Body Alerts of Para-State Violence Against Campesinos

Edgar Salazar, President of the president of the Permanent Assembly of Human Rights of Bolivia (APDHB). November 11, 2022. The Permanent Assembly of Human Rights of Bolivia is alerting international human rights organizations of acts of violence and racism and other violations aimed at campesinos and the population in general which opposes the indefinite lockout…

Bolivia: The Insurrection of the Oligarchy Step by Step

José Galindo This is the third week of the conflict over the Census, which reveals that the Government is no longer facing a partisan political opposition, but an insurrectionary counterrevolutionary movement seeking to seize State power beyond what can be allowed in a democratic context, having as its main instrument the use of force, including…

Bolivia Warns of a Repetition of the Coup d’Etat of 2019

The Bolivian president participated in the inauguration of the new Military High Command of the country. President Luis Arce Catacora warned this Tuesday that Bolivia is threatened by actors who support “confrontation and violence”, who speak of “marching towards federalization”, threatening “against national integrity” and therefore demanded the Armed Forces safeguard political stability and defend…

Bolivia: Elitist Coup Attempt in Santa Cruz

Ángel Guerra Cabrera The ultra right-wing governor of the department of Santa Cruz, Luis Fernando Camacho, and his separatist clique have been maintaining an elitist and bosses’ strike against the government of Bolivia since October 21, which has already cost one life and economic losses of tens of millions of dollars. Camacho and the leaders of…

Che’s Last Battle in Bolivia

Pedro Rioseco In the narrow Quebrada del Yuro the smell of gunpowder can still be felt. There, behind a rock that keeps the marks of many shots, Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara fought his last battle in Bolivia and the first of the Heroic Guerrilla in his immortal example. It was October 8, 1967 when 17…