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 …

Evo Morales Suggests Forming Bolivian People’s Militias

On Sunday, Jan. 12, during a meeting for the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) in Argentina, ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales suggested forming armed militias in defense of the people. This, amid rampant state violence under Bolivia’s fascist government, which forcibly took power in November 2019. Indigenous people, especially women and members of MAS, are still …

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 …

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 …

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 post elections update: Argentina’s President denounces rejection of Morales’ victory

Photo credit: teleSUR By BO Staff Writer On Saturday Argentinian President Alberto Fernández, remonstrated the non acknowledgement of the victory of Bolivian President, Evo Morales, whose legacy of the country’s economic transformation is unprecedented. Fernández‘s denouncement follows the calls by the opposition of a second electoral round in Bolivia by the Organization of American States’ …

Congratulations to Evo Morales on winning Bolivia’s Presidency in 1st Round – BLF

Photo credit: Reuters By BO Staff Writer The following statement was previously published on the Black First Land First website: Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates Evo Morales, on winning the Bolivian presidential election with a 10-point lead of 46.86 % against the 36.73 % of the votes obtained by the U.S. sponsored opposition leader …