2020-01-12: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-01-12). Bolivia: De Facto Regime Supporters Kidnapped Evo's Ex-Minister. telesurenglish.net Evo Morales' former Interior Minister Carlos Romero denounced Saturday that The Resistance, a shock group supporting the coup-based government led by Jeanine Añez, kept him kidnapped for two days inside his home. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Coup Govt. Tries to Convince Europe There Was No Coup | "They have kidnapped me in my own house. They've locked the water stopcock, I had no food or water," Romero told reporters at the hospital where he is still convalescing.

teleSUR (2020-01-11). Bolivia: Coup Govt. Tries to Convince Europe There Was No Coup. telesurenglish.net The de-facto Government of Jeanine Añez entrusted Friday to her now ex-vice chancellor Gualberto Rodriguez to report in Europe that in Bolivia there was no coup d'etat, but a constitutional succession, from his new position as Chargé d'affaires in Spain. | RELATED: | Bolivia One Month After the Coup: A Recount of Pivotal Events | At a ceremony during which Rodriguez's successor was sworn in, de-facto Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia, Karen Longaric, wished the new chargé d'affaires "much…

Eoin Higgins (2020-01-10). USAID, OAS Arrive in Bolivia to Give "Technical Aid" in Elections, Raising Fears of US Meddling. theantimedia.com Officials from USAID and the Organization for American States arrived in Bolivia to "give technical aid to the election process in Bolivia."

teleSUR (2020-01-10). Bolivia: Morales' Minister Under Attack by De-Facto Government. telesurenglish.net The de-facto government of Bolivia continues with the siege and political persecution of leaders and supporters of the Movement Toward Socialism party (MAS) and authorities that were part of the Evo Morales government, this time the former minister Carlos Romero. | RELATED: | Bolivia One Month After the Coup: A Recount of Pivotal Events | The former Minister in Evo Morales Administration reappeared publicly on Wednesday since the coup on Nov. 10, when a journalist from an international agency…

Alan Macleod (2020-01-10). Bolivia's New Right-Wing Government Intensifies Crackdown on Journalists, Doctors. mintpressnews.com The US-backed administration of Jeanine Añez is arresting prominent members of the press and even doctors in what it calls a "dismantling of the propaganda apparatus of the dictatorial regime of Evo Morales."

teleSUR (2020-01-10). Argentina: Alberto Fernández Reassures Economy. telesurenglish.net In dialogue with journalists at the Government House, just one month after assuming the presidency of Argentina, leader of Front of All, Alberto Fernández made a positive assessment of his management. | RELATED: | Bolivia's MAS to Launch Presidential Campaign in Argentina | He highlighted that since the arrival of the Front of All to government it has been possible to "calm the economy," with measures to "tidy up public accounts" without affecting the most vulnerable sectors and…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-01-10). USAID Arriving in Bolivia to 'Monitor Elections,' Raising Fears of US Meddling in May 3 Vote. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bolivia_protest_1.jpg

Staff (2020-01-07). Headlines for January 7, 2020. democracynow.org John Bolton Willing to Testify in Senate Impeachment Trial, Confusion in Pentagon & Trump Administration over U.S. Policy on Iran, Julián Castro Endorses Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Can Now Deport Mexican Asylum Seekers to Guatemala, Wildfires Rage in Australia; India Suffered Hottest Decade on Record, Harvey Weinstein Charged with Rape in Los Angeles County, Mexico: 60,000 People Disappeared Since U.S.-Backed Drug War Began, Bolivia Sets May 3 Date for New Election, After Morales's Ouster, Confusion over Leader of National Assembly Reigns in Venezuela, Earthquake Knocks Out Power Across Puerto Rico, Men Sue Boy Scout…

Joe Emersberger (2019-12-20). Notes on a private TV newscast in Bolivia. The contrast with Venezuela is clear as day. zcomm.org In August, I took detailed notes a news broadcast on one of Venezuela's largest TV networks. I summarized these notes in an interview I did with the Real News Network making the point that Venezuela's private media (which reaches 60-90% of households) is remarkably free — most especially when you consider the US is openly Read more…

Joe Emersberger (2019-12-15). 128 Reuters articles on Bolivia since October 20, 2019 election with no mention of expert criticism of OAS audit UPDATED. zcomm.org Bolivia ¥s foreign minister says Mexico appeal to International Court 'a mistake' Bolivia's YPFB strikes transition deal with Petrobras to extend natural gas exports Bolivia is not a Mexican colony, acting foreign minister Longaric tells El Pais Mexico says Spanish diplomats' cars blocked by Bolivia at La Paz embassy Mexico appeals to international court as diplomatic Read more…

Paul Dobson (2019-11-18). Venezuelans Protest Bolivia Coup After Diplomatic Break. venezuelanalysis.com The de facto government in La Paz has broken relations with Caracas and recognised Guaido.

CounterSpin (2019-11-15). Alex Main on Bolivia Coup. fair.org Media…

Paul Dobson (2019-11-11). Venezuela Condemns Bolivia Coup d'État. venezuelanalysis.com Government forces and grassroots movements are holding vigils across the country in support of Evo Morales.