IACHR Report Confirms Massacres in Bolivia; Those Responsible Will Be Prosecuted, Says Evo Morales

An extensive report released Wednesday by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) describes the deaths of civilians in two Bolivian cities as “massacres,” among other human rights violations in the form of “extrajudicial executions”. The document recommends the creation of an international investigation mechanism to shed light on the violence during the political crisis…

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…

Repression in Bolivia: “Like Animals, Like Partridges They Hunt Us”

Marta Dillon Funeral of one of the victims of the Senkata massacre. Image: Pablo Aneli In El Alto the blockades continue because the deaths are too many. Página/12 witnessed the heartbreaking testimonies of the victims of the repression before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. “Like animals, like dogs, like partridges; that’s how they hunt…

The IACHR Issues Warnings about Human Rights Violations in Bolivia

Rocío Cereijo The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an organ of the Organization of American States (OAS), continues to deny the coup d’état in Bolivia, but expressed “its strong condemnation of the excessive use of force by the combined operations of the National Police and the Armed Forces to repress recent demonstrations. In addition,…

IACHR Denounces Bolivian De facto Government Releasing Military from Criminal Responsibility

Sputnik-América Latina The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) denounced that the de facto government of Jeanine Áñez in Bolivia approved a decree that authorizes the military to participate in tasks of restoring internal order with “all means available” and exempts them from criminal responsibility. The grave decree of #Bolivia ignores international human rights standards…

Venezuela: Seeking Justice for Crimes Against Humanity

Ana Cristina Bracho The International War Crimes Tribunal or Russell-Sartre Tribunal, although it did not the power to impose sanctions answered questions about the most serious events of the 20th century. He had sessions on the situation in Latin America in Brussels (1975) and again in Rome (1976). At the Brussels session, and among other…

Historical Analysis of Interamericanism: The Disintegrating Integration

Felix Caballero Escalante Throughout the history of Latin America there are centrifugal tendencies represented by local oligarchies that prioritize connections with other power centers. In this scheme, through the exchange of the multiple comparative advantages offered by the region, the relationship of dependence is strengthened and rooted in the global system of the center and…