Bolivia’s TIPNIS Dispute: How Liberal-Left Alternative Media Becomes a Conveyor Belt for US Regime Change Propaganda

Stansfield Smith As has become a standard operating procedure, an array of Western environmental NGOs, advocates of indigenous rights and liberal-left alternative media cover up the US role in attempts to overturn the anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal governments of Rafael Correa in Ecuador and Evo Morales in Bolivia. This NACLA article is a recent excellent example…

Correa Announces New Era of Citizens’ Revolution

“From this crisis, we will return to the roots, to the streets, to the people. We will return to those convinced militants,” Correa said. Former Ecuadorean President, Rafael Correa, has warned of a “counterrevolution” brewing within the coalition PAIS Alliance. Speaking at a press conference beside AP’s Executive Secretary Gabriela Rivadeneira and former Minister of…

Ecuador: Lenin Moreno Receives Traditional Indigenous Blessings

Ecuador has made strides in improving rights of the Indigenous people, including by recognizing the country as a plurinational state. Ecuador’s new President Lenin Moreno traveled Thursday to the ancient city of Cochasqui alongside his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales to participate in a centuries-old Indigenous inauguration ceremony a day after the leftist leader was officially…

US Soft Coups in Latin America: The Cases of Ecuador and Bolivia

By Stansfield Smith Via Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity The US now engineers “regime change” not so much by using the military, in part because of their military quagmires in the Middle East, in part because Obama has sought to give a new face and new credibility to the Empire after the damage it suffered…