Tensions Rise in Bolivia as Far-Right Groups Mobilize Against National Strike

Peoples Dispatch Bolivia’s police arrested 60 rural workers in Samaipata, Santa Cruz, for protesting in favor of democratic elections. There are reports that pro-regime extremist groups assaulted many of them as well. Photo: Kawsachun News The national strike and nationwide road blockades, called for by the Bolivian Workers’ Center (COB) against the postponement of general…

Evo Morales Denounces Latest Coup Plot, Warns of an Immanent Massacre

Ramiro Garcia Evo Morales denounces the coup d’état the government and military is preparing. Lauca Eñe-RKC-7-08-20.- Former Bolivian president Evo Morales Ayma, speaking to Radio Kawsachun Coca on the occasion of the 195th anniversary of the Armed Forces, denounced that according to his information, the government and the military are preparing a coup d’état to…

Bolivia: The Coup Within the Coup

Hector Bernardo While the social and union movements carry out roadblocks to demand that the TSE respect the electoral timetable, the coup leaders, led by Arturo Murillo, are meeting with Tuto Quiroga, high-ranking military officials, CIA agents and US Embassy officials to plan the strategy that will allow them to perpetuate themselves in power. Bolivia…

Bolivia Begins the Week with an Indefinite General Strike and Roadblocks

In the early hours of this Monday morning, the indefinite general strike and roadblocks began throughout Bolivia, called by the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) and the organizations that constitute the Unity Pact, which demand that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal respect the election date established by law for September 6. These pressure measures were approved in…

“The People of Bolivia Will No Longer Be Intimidated”

On July 23, the Supreme Electoral Court in Bolivia postponed the general elections scheduled for September 6, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. Bolivian social movements have rejected the decision which they see as another attempt by the coup installed government to extend their usurpation of power and have been on the streets mobilizing across the country….

Media Cover for US Clients’ Covid Catastrophes in Peru, Ecuador and Chile

Lucas Koerner Back in March, when coronavirus cases were beginning to surge in the US and in South American allies such as Brazil and Ecuador, Washington was busy raising the alarm about the “expansion of Covid-19 pandemic in the region, if not globally, if Venezuela… fails to address it.” Venezuela was reporting under 150 cases…

Bolivia: Stop the Dictatorship

Angel Guerra The right wing is becoming more radical, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean and, of course, in the United States. It is increasingly common for it to carry out actions that run counter to the “rule of law” that it so often clucks about. But it is receiving harsh counter-attacks, as we…

Bolivians Reject Postponement of Elections with Massive Mobilizations

Peoples Dispatch Thousands of Bolivians mobilized in the Cochabamba city on July 28, demanding general elections in response to the TSE’s decision to postpone them. Photo: Kawsachun News Organizations and trade unions from diverse sectors in Bolivia joined the call to mobilize today, on July 28, against the postponement of the general elections in Bolivia….

Bolivia’s Ongoing Coup

Oliver Vargas Faced with a victory for Evo Morales’ MAS party, the Bolivian government has postponed elections once again – the latest attack on democracy by a coup regime which Western powers supported in its name. When the Bolivian government’s electoral authorities nervously announced to the nation that elections were to be suspended for the…