Evo Morales: Lithium Was the Reason for the Coup in Bolivia

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales spoke about his government’s project to industrialize the nation’s lithium reserves during a press conference in Uyuni. Morales underlined that this initiative was suspended during the 11 months of the de facto government of Jeanine Áñez; nevertheless, he has indicated that newly elected president, Luis Arce, will now take it …

Arce promises to rebuild Bolivia after assuming the Presidency

In his first speech as president, Arce criticized the management of the de facto government, which destroyed Bolivia’s economy. The new president of Bolivia also promised to rebuild the South American country, after the de facto government during a year of administration destroyed the economy and its democracy. “In one year, all the conquests of …

Bolivia: People Break Quarantine to Protest for Lack of Food

People protest against the coup-born government’s unfulfilled promises, Riberalta, Bolivia, March 31, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @GrupoFides Bolivia’s coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez was emphatically rejected for failing to keep its promises in Riberalta city where the population took to the streets on Tuesday morning to protest against the lack of provisions and food. …

Bolivia’s free territory of Chapare has ousted the coup regime and is bracing for a bloody re-invasion

Spending time with the union members of Chapare, who run society in a collective fashion, offers special insights into the resistance to the coup. They succeeded in expelling the police, but now fear a bloodbath in retaliation. By Ollie Vargas Cochabamba, Bolivia — Known as Bolivia’s Chapare region, the Tropico of Cochabamba is a sanctuary …

2019 Latin America in Review: Year of the Revolt of the the Dispossessed

Photo credit: DW.com By Roger Harris Council on Hemispheric Relations From Corte Madera, California December 13, 2019 A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio Grande are the empire’s “backyard.” Yet 2019 was a …

The situation in Bolivia will get worse before it gets better

Clashes erupted between supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales and the security forces in La Paz, Bolivia on November 15, 2019 [Reuters/Henry Romero] The violent ways of the opposition which took power from Evo Morales threaten the future of Bolivia’s democracy. By Guillaume Long The results of Bolivia’s October 20 elections were hardly a …

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 …

A guide to understanding the protest deaths in Venezuela

By BO Staff Writer United States sponsored anti-government protests, similar to the Save SA and opposition party protests in South Africa, have flared up in Venezuela with the aim of removing the democratically elected president, Nicolas Maduro. Bolivia’s Evo Morales said the anti-government protests were orchestrated by the US to “overthrow Venezuela to steal oil.” …