Bolivia expels Cuban & Venezuelan officials, aligns with US foreign policy

Photo credit: Caitlin Johnstone By BO Staff Writer Evo Morales was removed from power in Bolivia by a rightwing coup last Sunday and replaced by a U.S. backed dictatorship led in the interim by Jeanine Anez. Prior to the coup, leftist countries such as Venezuela and Cuba were strategic allies of Bolivia. The puppet dictatorship …

The Coup That Ousted Bolivia’s Evo Morales Is Another Setback for Latin American Socialism

Exiled former Bolivian President President Evo Morales waves upon arrival at the Historic City Hall in Mexico City on Nov. 13, 2019. Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images By Elise Swain A turbulent weekend roiled Latin American politics as a coup in Bolivia forced President Evo Morales aside on Sunday and, days earlier, former Brazilian …

MAS statement on coup in Bolivia

Evo Morales in the centre. Photo credit: Green Left Weekly Statement by the Political Committee of the Movimiento Al Socialismo (Movement for Socialism) of Bolivia* Resist today to fight again tomorrow Today, November 10, Bolivia’s humble citizens, its workers, the Aymara and Quechua peoples, we begin the long road of resistance to defend the historical …

World leaders, organisations condemn coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia

Evo Morales and Alvaro Garcia Linera address the press on 10 November. Photo credit: TelesurEnglish. World leaders and organisations expressed their solidarity on November 10 with former Bolivian President Evo Morales under the hashtag #ElMundoconEvo (the World with Evo) and strongly condemned the right-wing coup which forced Morales to resign. “I just heard that there …

President Morales resigns amid right wing coup against the Bolivian government

Photo credit: Spotlight Nepal By BO Staff Writer The Bolivian President and his Vice President have resigned to end the U.S. backed protests in the country. Jeanine Añez, the opposition lawmaker and second deputy senate majority leader, will reportedly serve as the country’s Interim President. She announced that she will be calling for new elections …

Bolivia: Electoral Tribunal dismisses claims of fraud in election results

Photo credit: AFP / Aizar Raldes By BO Staff Writer On Friday the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) in Bolivia dismissed claims by the opposition that there was manipulation of the presidential election vote count. To this end it has denied that irregularities were committed in the vote count to assist Morales‘ re-election and avoid a …

Lula released from prison

Photo credit: Democratic Underground By BO Staff Writer On Friday, former leftist Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was released from prison by Judge Danilo Perreira Jr. He was serving a twelve year sentence of imprisonment following convictions on bogus charges of corruption and money laundering relating to the renovation of a beachfront apartment. …

Colombia: Defense Minister resigns amid accusations disguising killings of minors as FARC soldiers

Photo credit: REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez By BO Staff Writer On Wednesday Guillermo Botero, Colombia’s defense minister, resigned amid accusations by Sen. Roy Barreras of his failure to disclose the killing of seven minors by the Colombian Army on 2 September in the Caqueta region. More specifically, Botero was alleged to have falsely presented the minors as …

Resolution denouncing US blockade on Cuba to be voted on today by UN

Photo credit: Anadolu Agency By BO Staff Writer Today, Cuba will be requesting the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to vote on a resolution denouncing the economic, financial and trade embargo which the U.S. has imposed on it for over 6 decades now. An outright majority of UNGA member countries are expected to vote in …