2020-02-05: News Headlines

Fight Back (2020-02-05). Free Bolivian political prisoner Facundo Molares! fightbacknews.org Bolivia suffered a vicious coup d'état on November 10, 2019 that was provoked by right-wing gangs rampaging in the street, traitorous police and military officers, the old guard political elite, and, of course, supported by the United States Embassy. As soon as Evo Morales was elected to a fourth term as president of Bolivia on October 20, with almost 47% of the vote, right-wing elements, centered in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, started a campaign to destabilize the progressive government headed by Evo. | Directly after the results announcing that Morales won in the first round of the presidential election, reactiona…

teleSUR (2020-02-04). Bolivia De Facto Govt Reestablishes Diplomatic Ties With Israel. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's de facto government announced Tuesday it will re-establish diplomatic relations with Israel after 11 years. | RELATED: | "Israel returns to Bolivia and Bolivia returns to Israel," Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon announced Monday, yet the confirmation was made after coup leader Jeanine Añez met in La Paz with Israel's Ambassador to Peru Asaf Ichilevich. | Exiled President Evo Morales, currently a…

teleSUR (2020-02-04). Evo Morales Named Candidate for Bolivian Senate. telesurenglish.net The democratically elected President of Bolivia Evo Morales, who is seeking asylum in Argentina after a coup d'etat against him, has been named a candidate for senate. | "Our brother Evo Morales is on the official lists. He is our candidate for the department of Cochabamba to the National Assembly," coca growers' leader, Leonardo Loza, stated today to the press in La Paz, adding that social organizations supported the candidacy. | With t…

news.un (2020-02-04). Bolivia: UN underlines support for 'credible, transparent and inclusive' election. news.un.org With Bolivia this week reaching a "decisive stage" in its electoral process, the United Nations "will do everything possible" to support the country in holding a vote that is credible, transparent and inclusive, envoy Jean Arnault has said.

Oliver Vargas (2020-02-03). The Old Puppets Return: Meet Bolivia's Corrupt Washington-Backed Candidates. mintpressnews.com Elections are looming in Bolivia. Despite closing ranks to force out Evo Morales' left-indigenous government, the different factions of Bolivia's pro-coup right have fallen out with each other less than three months into their rule. The crisis boiled over on January 26, when Jeanine Anez, the self-declared 'interim' president, declared that she would stand as a candidate, However, the problem facing the Bolivian right is much larg…

teleSUR, jg (2020-02-03). Bolivia: Evo Morales' Legal Representative Arrested. telesurenglish.net The legal representative of former Bolivian President Evo Morales has been sentenced to six months in prison in a new attack on the reputation of the Movement towards Socialism (MAS) ahead of the upcoming elections. | Judge Armando Zeballos ordered the pre-trial detention…

teleSUR (2020-02-02). Bolivia's Right Fails To Create A Unified Coalition Against MAS. telesurenglish.net Right-wing parties in Bolivia have failed to create a unified bloc to contest former president Evo Morales' party Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) in the upcoming general election in May. | RELATED: | During a meeting promoted by the Pro Santa Cruz Committee, presidential candidates from the right recognized that it will be difficult to reach an agreement in order to face MAS in the next election. | Among them we…

Staff (2020-01-31). Headlines for January 31, 2020. democracynow.org Senate Poised to Acquit President Trump in Impeachment Trial, World Health Organization Declares International Public Health Emergency, U.S. Special Envoy Warns of International Crisis in Idlib, Syria, Britain Formally Withdrawing from European Union Tonight, Pentagon Deploys 1st Low-Yield Nuclear Warhead-Armed Submarine, Trump Admin Poised to Loosen Restrictions on Use of Landmines, Human Rights Groups Condemn Mexico for Crackdown on Central American Migrants, Mexican Butterfly Conservationist Found Dead, Bolivia's Movement for Socialism Candidate Luis Arce Returns to Bolivia, U.S. Pushes EU to End Ban on Chemic…

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

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