Bolivia: MAS Appoints Morales as Director of its 2020 Campaign

The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) will define its presidential and vice-presidential candidates. At a national meeting that brought together hundreds of militants in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) Saturday designated former President Evo Morales as its campaign director for the 2020 elections. “I am surprised by the great meeting held by the ‘Process…

Mercosur Summit: Uruguay Calls for Activation of Democratic Clause in Bolivia

Evo Morales responded quickly and welcomed the decision of Tabaré Vázquez’s government. The Uruguayan government demanded that legal protocols be activated to analyze Bolivia’s permanence in the bloc because the country’s constitutional order is being violated. “Mercosur must demand from the de facto Bolivian authorities full respect for human rights,” said the Foreign Ministry. During…

OAS Electoral Report on Bolivia Confirms Role in Coup

Franco Vielma After the OAS “preliminary report” was issued, the Armed Forces “suggested” the resignation of President Evo Morales. Photo: Erbol The Organization of American States (OAS) recently published a report entitled “Analysis of Electoral Integrity General Elections in the Plurinational State of Bolivia” (Análisis de Integridad Electoral Elecciones Generales en el Estado Plurinacional de…

The Sacaba and Senkata Massacres: How State Terrorism Operates in Bolivia

Mison Verdad On November 15, a massacre was carried out in Sacaba, in which the military and police murdered citizens and coca growers of the Chapare (Photo: Jorge Abrego / EFE). After a few days of gathering information in El Alto, the delegation assigned by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for Bolivia, headed…

Under the Coup Dictatorship, Bolivians in Poor Communities Lack Healthcare

In most of these places, Cuban doctors offered their services by virtue of cooperation agreements signed during the Evo Morales administration. However, all Cuban personnel was forced to leave this Andean-Amazonian country amid harassment by coup sectors. Many Bolivian families in remote communities and populous cities like El Alto today do not have access to…

The Offense to the Dead in Bolivia

Alvaro Garcia Linera “Not even the dead will be safe from the enemy if he wins….” -W. Benjamin A multitudinous funeral cortege runs through the streets of El Alto and La Paz. Two coffins are ahead and thousands and thousands of mourners are behind. They are humble people; inhabitants of El Alto, artisans, peasants, neighbours,…

Declaration of the Argentine Delegation in Solidarity with Bolivia

The members of the Argentine Delegation in Solidarity with Bolivia hereby offer to international public opinion the preliminary conclusions of our observation mission on the situation of human, social, political and cultural rights of the Bolivian people. It should be noted that the delegation was composed of a multidisciplinary team of prominent professionals and leaders…

Bolivia’s Coup Dictatorship Threatens Argentine Human Rights Delegation

Peoples Dispatch “We recommend that the foreigners that are arriving to our country as these seemingly harmless subjects should have caution, we are watching them, we are following them.” This was the welcome given by the Interior Minister of the de-facto government of Bolivia, Arturo Murillo. He added, “At the first false move that they…