Bolivia: Anatomy of a CIA Coup

Hugo Turner Last November a horrifying coup took place overthrowing the socialist government of Bolivia and the nation’s first indigenous president Evo Morales. It was a textbook example of a CIA coup recalling the dark days of Operation Condor when the US installed military dictatorships throughout the region to insure they could be looted by…

The “Añez” Plan for the Bankruptcy of Boliviana de Aviación

The plan consists of four actions aimed at bankrupting Boliviana de Aviación (BOA), Bolivia’s state-owned airline: Elimination of its directors. Intimidation of personnel. Dismantling of the company. Declaration of bankruptcy. Elimination of its directors. This phase has already been practically concluded with the forced resignation of the directors of the previous administration. Boliviana de Aviación…

‘It is Clear that This is U.S. Neoliberal Interference in Bolivia’

Scott Scheffer, Struggle La Lucha David Choquehuanca Céspedes, Gualberto Arispe Maita and in La Paz, Bolivia, Feb. 9. Interview with Julia ‘Pachamama’ Fernández and Gualberto Arispe Maita Struggle-La Lucha’s Scott Scheffer spoke with Los Angeles Native/Quechua/Chicana activist Julia “Pachamama” Fernández, and with Gualberto Arispe Maita, a MAS (Movimiento al Socialismo) representative and MAS deputy candidate…

Bolivia: The First Coup Against the Plurinational State

Itzamná OllantayIn 2009, after almost two centuries of an exclusive Creole Republic, the peasant and indigenous movements managed to legally institute the Plurinational State of Bolivia to prevent the threatened territorial and political disintegration of the South American country. And they succeeded. It was the first such initiative in multicultural Latin America. The Plurinational State,…

Bolivia: The Infamy of the Accusations and Imprisonment of Gustavo Torrico

Carlos Aznárez An unknown judge at the service of the Bolivian dictatorship has ordered house arrest, arraignment, and bail of 25,000 Bs (Bolivian currency) for MAS deputy Gustavo Torrico.In this way, a new phase of the implacable persecution that the government of the self-proclaimed Jeanine Añez (now the anointed candidate) has against the left and…

The Fraud Machine at Work in Bolivia

Carlos Fazio The counter-revolution in Bolivia is advancing under the parameters of a U.S.-made hybrid war and with the blessings of the conservative hierarchy of the local Catholic Church. In its current phase, the regime of exception of self-proclaimed President Jeanine Añez has unleashed an open war against the Movement for Socialism (MAS) of the…

The Most Important CIA Agents in Bolivia

Managua con Amor Events such as the consummation of the coup d’état against Bolivian President Evo Morales “are only the beginning of what Langley (Virginia, CIA headquarters) has in store for Latin American countries that don’t like them,” warns the Behind Back Doors website, known for its accurate revelations about U.S. interference in Latin America…

Behind the Coup: The Most Important CIA Agents in La Paz, Bolivia

Behind Back Doors Just as I had been alerting, the plans for a coup against the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, were consummated. Nevertheless, keep in mind that, this is just the beginning of what Langley has in store for the countries of Latin America they don’t like. The list is long, and every thing…

The Old Puppets Return: Meet Bolivia’s Corrupt Washington-Backed Candidates

Oliver Vargas Elections are looming in Bolivia. Despite closing ranks to force out Evo Morales’ left-indigenous government, the different factions of Bolivia’s pro-coup right have fallen out with each other less than three months into their rule. The crisis boiled over on January 26, when Jeanine Anez, the self-declared ‘interim’ president, declared that she would…

Behind the Coup: The Argentine Intelligence Agency (AFI) in Bolivia

Behind Back Doors The CIA station in La Paz instructed the Chief of Argentine Intelligence Agency (AFI, by its abbreviation in Spanish) in Bolivia, José Sanchez, to support the gathering of information on Evo Morales and his administrations; and all Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan officials residing in Bolivia, including diplomats. In order to comply with…