The Catholic Church and the Coup d’Etat in Bolivia

Álvaro García Linera Contempt for the “formalisms” of democracy, the dignity of life, tolerance and respect for the will of the social majorities, is typical of ideological fanaticism, political racism and fascism. But, the question still remains as to why a hierarchy of such an important religious institution endorsed a brutal violation of democracy and…

Bolivians Demand Justice for Crimes Committed by Jeanine Áñez’s Coup Regime

Peoples Dispatch On March 22, thousands of Bolivians took to the streets across the country to demand justice for the massacres and other human rights violations committed by the coup-installed regime led by de-facto president Jeanine Áñez. Photo: Bolivia TV On March 22, thousands of Bolivian citizens and members of various social movements and trade…

Bolivia: Catholic Hierarchy Denies the Existence of the Coup d’Etat

Ollantay Itzamná Episcopal Conference of Bolivia. With astonishment I see, once again, that the Bolivian Catholic hierarchy, before the beginning of the judicial investigation against those responsible for the coup d’état and the subsequent massacres in November 2019, made a strong statement accusing/recriminating the judicial authorities, demanding the freedom of the de facto ex-governor who…

The New Political Chessboard in Bolivia

Alfredo Serrano Mancilla,  Camila Vollenweider The political chessboard in Bolivia has acquired novel features since the democratic recovery, and here the authors analyze the most important ones. Bolivian political developments continue at a dizzying pace. In little more than a week, two significant events occurred that cannot go unnoticed. First, it was the sub-national elections,…

Bolivian Judge Orders 4 Months of Preventive Detention for Coup Leader Jeanine Áñez

Peoples Dispatch A Bolivian judge ordered four months of preventive detention for the leader of the coup-installed regime, Jeanine Áñez, on March 14. Photo: Kawsachun News Following the coup d’état against Evo Morales in November 2021, Añez’s regime unleashed unprecedented levels of repression against those took to the streets in rejection of the coup Bolivian…

The Bolivian Coup: Neither Forgiveness, Nor Forgetting, Nor Reconciliation

Revista Crisis On March 12, former Bolivian dictator Jeanine Áñez was arrested at her home in Trinidad. The arrest was in response to a judicial process initiated by the Attorney General’s Office for her role in the most recent episode of democratic rupture in the region. In addition to the massacres that followed the coup…

Bolivian Coup Leader Jeanine Áñez Arrested

Peoples Dispatch Former coup leader Jeanine Áñez was arrested early on March 13 due to her participation in the coup against Evo Morales on November 10, 2019. Photo: Telam Áñez was the leader of the coup regime that was responsible for countless human rights violations including massacres and political persecution, and a crackdown on civil…

Bolivia: An Election with Worrying Predictions

Carlos Aznarez This Sunday, subnational elections will be held where governors and mayors will be elected throughout the country. The vote has aroused expectations because it is the first to be held after the triumph of the Lucho Arce and David Choquehuanca binomial. To talk about this issue and to find out how the electoral…

Bolivia’s MAS Projected to Be ‘Largest Single Party’ in Coming Regional Elections

Mohamed Elmaazi Less than one year after Bolivia’s ‘coup’ government was removed from power, the Movement Towards Socialism is expected to sweep the local, municipal and gubernatorial elections. Bolivian journalist Oliver Vargus tells Sputnik why that is, in an exclusive on-the-ground report from the Latin American country. Bolivia is scheduled to hold regional elections for…

Alvaro García Linera: “We Are in the Second Progressive Wave”

García Linera in a dialogue with the program La Pizarra of AM750: Reflections on the electoral victory in Bolivia and on the situation of progressivism in Latin America. In Latin America we are living a second wave of moderate progressivism without the presence of charismatic leaderships. On the side of the conservative forces there is…