Bolivian Coup Regime Deploys Military to Suppress Anti-Government Protests

Tanya Wadhwa Protests against Bolivia’s regime have entered the third day, in Cochabamba. Those from the working-class districts in the south are now marching towards the city center. Photo: Kawsachun News Since May 11, hundreds of Bolivians have been mobilizing against the coup-installed government led by far-right Jeanine Áñez and its mismanagement of the health…

6 Months After the Civic-Military Coup in Bolivia, Evo Morales Denounces Setbacks

Peoples Dispatch Former Bolivian President Evo Morales pointed out that “fascism and racism have been reborn” in Bolivia and that “the de-facto government itself is promoting inequality” May 10 marked six months since the civic-military coup d’état that took democratically elected Bolivian President Evo Morales of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party out of office,…

Bolivia: The Open Veins Are Bleeding Six Months after the Coup

Verónica ZapataOn November 10, 2019, a violent coup d’état took place in Bolivia, navigated by the U.S., which managed to articulate the racist national oligarchy with the backing of the armed forces, the police and the paramilitary groups forcing Evo Morales to resign at gunpoint. The objective was to regain control of natural resources, mainly…

Political Tensions Rise in Bolivia Over the New Election Law

Tanya Wadhwa President of the Bolivian parliament, Eva Copa, of MAS party, enacted the 2020 General Elections Postponement Law using her special constitutional powers after Jeanine Añez rejected it. Photo: twitter Bolivia experiences new political tensions amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, after the 2020 General Elections Postponement Law was passed that establishes a maximum period…

Bolivia: Can the Left Win an Election Without Being Able to Organize the People?

Hugo Moldiz MercadoMAS presidential candidate Luis Arce Catacora (left) and his running mate David Choquehuanca. How does the left stand a chance of winning representatives in Bolivia’s bourgeois-democratic elections? Is an efficient and effective electoral strategy, regardless of the relationship of forces between the dominant and subordinate classes, what is predominant, even unique, for a…

Bolivia’s Socialist Presidential Candidate Luis Arce Speaks About Elections, COVID-19 and Fascist Oppression

Oliver Vargas MAS presidential candidate Luis Arce Catacora (left) and his running mate David Choquehuanca. Five months after the coup in Bolivia, Luis Arce is the presidential candidate for Evo Morales’s Movement for Socialism (MAS). Journalist Oliver Vargas interviewed him about the post-coup regime, its handling of coronavirus—and what the delayed election means for the…

COVID-19 Crisis: Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism says #PutLivesFirst

Federico Fuentes Given the exponentially rising death toll from COVID-19 and the devastating social and economic effects of brutal lockdowns, what could a humane and progressive response to the global pandemic look like? This is what Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) has sought to outline in #PutLivesFirst, its detailed and comprehensive plan for tackling COVID-19…

Bolivia in the Time of COVID-19

Orietta E. Hernández BermúdezA minor is treated in the emergency room of the Children’s Hospital in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Photo: Javier Aliaga / France 24. The process of change in Bolivia was abruptly interrupted last November 2019 by a military-police coup. Senator Jeanine Añez’s self-proclamation, after violating all provisions of the Constitution, initiated a period…

Bolivia: When the Government Allies with the Coronavirus

Jaime Iturri Salmon Richard Sandoval’s is the fifth death caused by the coronavirus in Bolivia. He was 50 years old and did not suffer from any underlying illness. He had travelled to the United States to visit his son and when he returned he began to feel sick and isolated himself. He was privately tested…