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’s Struggle to Restore Democracy After OAS Instigated Coup

Frederick B. Mills, Rita Jill Clark-Gollub, Alina Duarte On October 21, 2019, the Organization of American States (OAS) issued a fateful communique on the presidential elections in Bolivia: “The OAS Mission expresses its deep concern and surprise at the drastic and hard-to-explain change in the trend of the preliminary results revealed after the closing of…

Open Letter to the IACHR

OPEN LETTER to the President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and to the IACHR Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts on Nicaragua, the Argentinian Team of Forensic Anthropology and SITU Research of New York from Nicaraguan civil society and from members of North American and European networks in solidarity with Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution 8…

The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team and Nicaragua: Science or Injustice?

Jorge Capelán You can’t promote human rights by accepting money from the empire that violates them massively and with impunity The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, EAAF1, created in the mid-1980s, is a very prestigious human rights organization in Argentina and Latin America2 for, among other things, having found the mortal remains of the founder of…

Nicaragua: Virtual Reality and Human Rights

Stephen Sefton Armed opposition activistsoutside Managua’s national Baseball Stadium in Managua, May 30th 2018. (still from a video shot by the opposition  media outlet Radio Corporación included in the video “Un Plan para Sumar” by Juventud Presidente ) Ever since January 2007, the Western human rights industry has attacked Nicaragua’s Sandinista government for being undemocratic…

8 Months After Coup in Bolivia, Another Report Debunks Claims of Electoral Fraud

Zoe PC Indigenous women were heavily targeted by the racially-driven violence during the civic-military coup d’état. Photo: Redfish Researchers from Tulane University and University of Pennsylvania released a study on June 7, analyzing the results of the Bolivian elections held on October 20, 2019 and the subsequent claims of electoral fraud. Nicolás Idrobo, Dorothy Kronick…

Nicaragua in the OAS on Challenges for Inter-American Law

Gobierno de Reconciliación y Unidad Nacional Unida Nicaragua Triunfa SPEECH BY AMBASSADOR LUIS ALVARADO AT THE FIRST VIRTUAL SESSION OF THE FORUM ON CHALLENGES FOR INTER-AMERICAN LAW IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. MAY 11, 2020 Thank you very much Mr. President. The Delegation of the Government of the Republic of…

The CIA-DEA-Pentagon Dirty War Against Venezuela

Carlos Fazio Lawfare and Asymmetric Warfare vs. Venezuela At the juncture of the so-called “epidemic of the century”, the United States’ war diplomacy has decided to deepen its unconventional, asymmetric war against Venezuela. With a series of successive actions intended to generate fear and awe in “enemy” ranks, the Trump administration activated last March 26…

‘The OAS Has a Lot to Answer For’: New MIT Study Disputes Key Claim That Paved Way for Right-Wing Coup in Bolivia

Eoin Higgins A Bolivian indigenous woman, supporter of Bolivian ousted president Evo Morales, holds a Wiphala flag—representing native peoples—during a protest against the interim government in La Paz on November 15, 2019. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images) A new study released by a pair of MIT researchers Thursday reveals that, contrary to claims from the U.S.-backed Organization of…

Bolivia: The CIA is Already Weaving the Plot for Fraud

Hector Bernardo Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced that new presidential elections will be held on May 3, 2020. In the current conditions, the elections only seem to have the intention to disguise the de facto government as a democratic one. Its visible face is the self-proclaimed president Jeanine Áñez, the neofascist leader Luis Fernando…