Daily Archives: January 8, 2020

2020-01-08: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-01-08). Bolivia: Right-Wing Discredits Possible Socialist Candidate. telesurenglish.net The Vice-President of the Confederation of Coca Growers in the Cochabamba Tropics, Andronico Rodriguez, who is also the possible presidential candidate of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), denounced Wednesday that Bolivia's coup-based government tries to discredit him by presenting him as a security threat. | RELATED: | Bolivia's MAS to Launch Presidential Campaign in Argentina | "This is very unfortunate. The de facto government wants the population to think that I am lookin…

teleSUR (2020-01-08). Iran's Attack Caused No Deaths or Damage, President Trump Says. telesurenglish.net In his first official statement following Iran's missile strikes on two U.S. military bases in Iraq, President Donald Trump denied that U.S. citizens had died as a result of that military action. | RELATED: | Iran Strikes US Forces in Ain al-Assad and Erbil Base in Iraq | "We suffered no casualties. All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was susta…

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…

teleSUR (2020-01-07). Bolivia's MAS to Launch Presidential Campaign in Argentina. telesurenglish.net The campaign for the presidential elections in Bolivia will start on Jan. 22 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where exiled President Evo Morales will lead an event that he hopes will attract more than 15,000 people. | RELATED: | Morales Slams De Facto Bolivian Gov't for Meddling in Venezuela | Morales announced it during a visit to Isla Maciel in Argentina where he also met with religious and Bolivian authorities residing there. | The Indigenous leader also confirmed that on Jan. 1…

teleSUR (2020-01-07). Trump Lifts Restriction on Aid Delivery to Bolivia. telesurenglish.net The U.S. president, Donald Trump, removed restrictions on foreign aid to Bolivia and considers this Andean country "vital to the interests" of Washington. | RELATED: | Bolivia One Month After the Coup: A Recount of Pivotal Events | According to international media, the decision was communicated in a memorandum sent to the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, where Trump stressed the importance of assistance to that country in the fiscal year 2020 and for the national interests of the United States…

teleSUR (2020-01-07). Mexico Hosts CELAC Summit And Assumes Pro Tempore Presidency. telesurenglish.net After eight years of its creation, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) remains the only mechanism for political dialogue and consultation that permanently brings together the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. | RELATED: | Bolivia's MAS to Launch Presidential Campaign in Argentina | Tomorrow Mexico will be assumi…

teleSUR (2020-01-06). Venezuelan National Assembly To Reactivate Legislative Agenda. telesurenglish.net The new President of the National Assembly (NA) of Venezuela Luis Parra said Monday that the new directive will work to "reactivate the legislative agenda" and move towards the formation of a National Electoral Council (CNE) to regulate the next round of elections in the country. | RELATED: | Morales Slams De Facto Bolivian Gov't for Meddling in Venezuela | The deputy of the Venezuelan opposition political party "Justice First" questioned the actions of lawmakers Juan Guaido wh…

Wyatt Reed (2019-12-28). Evo Morales' potential successor speaks out after far-right Bolivia coup: Interview with union leader Andrónico Rodríguez. thegrayzone.com Andrónico Rodríguez could be the next president of Bolivia. The 30-year-old labor organizer speaks about the far-right US-backed coup, repression…

Ollie Vargas (2019-12-25). Bolivia's free territory of Chapare has ousted the coup regime and is bracing for a bloody re-invasion. thegrayzone.com Spending time with the union members of Chapare, who run society in a collective fashion, offers special insights into the…

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.

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Bolivia: Right-Wing Discredits Possible Socialist Candidate
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-08
The Vice-President of the Confederation of Coca Growers in the Cochabamba Tropics, Andronico Rodriguez, who is also the possible presidential candidate of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), denounced Wednesday that Bolivia's coup-based government tries to discredit him by presenting him as a security threat. | RELATED: | Bolivia's MAS to Launch Presidential Campaign in Argentina | "This is very unfortunate. The de facto government wants the population to think that I am lookin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolivia-Right-Wing-Discredits-Possible-Socialist-Candidate-20200108-0001.html

Period of Calm Obscures Deepening Crisis of Democracy in Bolivia
Olivia Arigho-Stiles | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-07
La Paz, Bolivia After the coup in November in which ex-President Evo Morales was forcibly removed from power, the political situation in Bolivia has now settled into what appears to be, a period of calm. Mass protests in the street have ceased, and so have the state killings. But this superficial tranquility belies developments which…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/07/period-of-calm-obscures-deepening-crisis-of-democracy-in-bolivia/

Period of Calm Obscures Deepening Crisis of Democracy in Bolivia
Olivia Arigho-Stiles | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-07
La Paz, Bolivia After the coup in November in which ex-President Evo Morales was forcibly removed from power, the political situation in Bolivia has now settled into what appears to be, a period of calm. Mass protests in the street have ceased, and so have the state killings. But this superficial tranquility belies developments which…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/07/period-of-calm-obscures-deepening-crisis-of-democracy-in-bolivia/

Bolivia's MAS to Launch Presidential Campaign in Argentina
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-07
The campaign for the presidential elections in Bolivia will start on Jan. 22 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where exiled President Evo Morales will lead an event that he hopes will attract more than 15,000 people. | RELATED: | Morales Slams De Facto Bolivian Gov't for Meddling in Venezuela | Morales announced it during a visit to Isla Maciel in Argentina where he also met with religious and Bolivian authorities residing there. | The Indigenous leader also confirmed that on Jan. 1…
telesurenglish.net/news/mas-to-launch-presidential-campaign-on-jan-22nd-in-argentina-20200107-0012.html

Mexico Hosts CELAC Summit And Assumes Pro Tempore Presidency
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-07
After eight years of its creation, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) remains the only mechanism for political dialogue and consultation that permanently brings together the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. | RELATED: | Bolivia's MAS to Launch Presidential Campaign in Argentina | Tomorrow Mexico will be assumi…
telesurenglish.net/news/mexico-hosts-celac-summit-and-assumes-pro-tempore-presidency-20200107-0017.html

Trump Lifts Restriction on Aid Delivery to Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-07
The U.S. president, Donald Trump, removed restrictions on foreign aid to Bolivia and considers this Andean country "vital to the interests" of Washington. | RELATED: | Bolivia One Month After the Coup: A Recount of Pivotal Events | According to international media, the decision was communicated in a memorandum sent to the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, where Trump stressed the importance of assistance to that country in the fiscal year 2020 and for the national interests of the United States…
telesurenglish.net/news/Trump-Lifts-Restriction-on-Aid-Delivery-to-Bolivia-20200107-0011.html

Venezuelan National Assembly To Reactivate Legislative Agenda
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-06
The new President of the National Assembly (NA) of Venezuela Luis Parra said Monday that the new directive will work to "reactivate the legislative agenda" and move towards the formation of a National Electoral Council (CNE) to regulate the next round of elections in the country. | RELATED: | Morales Slams De Facto Bolivian Gov't for Meddling in Venezuela | The deputy of the Venezuelan opposition political party "Justice First" questioned the actions of lawmakers Juan Guaido wh…
telesurenglish.net/news/venezuelan-national-assembly-to-reactivate-legislative-agenda-20200106-0014.html

Evo Morales' potential successor speaks out after far-right Bolivia coup: Interview with union leader Andrónico Rodríguez
Wyatt Reed | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-28
Andrónico Rodríguez could be the next president of Bolivia. The 30-year-old labor organizer speaks about the far-right US-backed coup, repression…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/28/andronico-rodriguez-bolivia-coup-interview/

Evo Morales' potential successor speaks out after far-right Bolivia coup: Interview with union leader Andrónico Rodríguez
Wyatt Reed | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-28
Andrónico Rodríguez could be the next president of Bolivia. The 30-year-old labor organizer speaks about the far-right US-backed coup, repression…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/28/andronico-rodriguez-bolivia-coup-interview/

Bolivia's free territory of Chapare has ousted the coup regime and is bracing for a bloody re-invasion
Ollie Vargas | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-25
Spending time with the union members of Chapare, who run society in a collective fashion, offers special insights into the…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/24/bolivia-free-territory-chapare-coup-invasion/

Bolivia's free territory of Chapare has ousted the coup regime and is bracing for a bloody re-invasion
Ollie Vargas | thegrayzone.com | 2019-12-25
Spending time with the union members of Chapare, who run society in a collective fashion, offers special insights into the…
thegrayzone.com/2019/12/24/bolivia-free-territory-chapare-coup-invasion/

Notes on a private TV newscast in Bolivia. The contrast with Venezuela is clear as day
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-12-20
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…
zcomm.org/zblogs/notes-on-a-private-tv-newscast-in-bolivia-the-contrast-with-venezuela-is-clear-as-day/

128 Reuters articles on Bolivia since October 20, 2019 election with no mention of expert criticism of OAS audit UPDATED
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-12-15
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…
zcomm.org/zblogs/112-reuters-articles-on-bolivia-since-october-20-2019-election-with-no-mention-of-expert-criticism-of-oas-audit/