Daily Archives: February 13, 2020

2020-02-13: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2020-02-13). Bolivia: An Election in the Midst of an Ongoing Coup. counterpunch.org On May 3, 2020, the Bolivian people will go to the polls once more. They return there because President Evo Morales had been overthrown in a coup in November 2019. Morales had just won a presidential election in October for a term that would have begun in January 2020. Based on a preliminary investigation by

Fight Back (2020-02-13). FRSO calls for the immediate release and repatriation of political prisoner Facundo Molares. fightbacknews.org Facundo Molares Schoenfeld is an Argentinian photojournalist who was illegally arrested by the Bolivian dictatorship, and who is currently held in terrible conditions in a Bolivian prison. His life is in danger, as he does not receive adequate medical attention for a life-threatening condition. | This photojournalist was on assignment, for the Argentinian left-wing magazine El Centenario, in Bolivia to document the election of Evo Morales and its aftermath in October, 2019. Bolivia suffered a coup d'état by fascist elements and the military, with the support of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, on November 10, 2019. A…

Irma A. Velasquez Nimatuj (2020-02-13). What the Impunity Commission Taught Guatemala. counterpunch.org On August 31, 2018, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, a comedian by profession, accompanied by his cabinet and the high command of the army, convened a press conference where he unilaterally announced that he would not renew the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). He declared that as of September 3, 2019

teleSUR (2020-02-12). Evo Morales Thanked US Senator Bernie Sanders for His Support. telesurenglish.net Former President of Bolivia Evo Morales thanked Wednesday United States Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders who reiterated his rejection of the violent coup against the legitimate government of the Indigenous leader. | RELATED: | "The U.S. Democratic leader, Bernie Sanders, defends us and says: 'I do not like military coups.' We appreciate your statements and we agree: coups interrupt democracy and cause great suffering to the peopl…

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

2020-02-13: Social Media Postees

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AOC Blasts Bloomberg Over 'Racist' Stop and Frisk Policy
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-13
United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Thursday Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Michael Bloomberg over his record as the mayor of New York City and the contentious "stop and frisk" policy he backed while in office. | RELATED: | Evo Morales Thanked US Senator Bernie Sanders for His Support | Ocasio-Cortez said Bloomberg is "just a billionaire trying to cover up authoritarian and racist policy," if he does not take action to provide relief to…
telesurenglish.net/news/AOC-Blasts-BloombergOver-Stop-and-Frisk-Policy–20200213-0020.html

Bolivia: An Election in the Midst of an Ongoing Coup
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-13
On May 3, 2020, the Bolivian people will go to the polls once more. They return there because President Evo Morales had been overthrown in a coup in November 2019. Morales had just won a presidential election in October for a term that would have begun in January 2020. Based on a preliminary investigation by…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/13/bolivia-an-election-in-the-midst-of-an-ongoing-coup/

Bolivia: An election in the midst of an ongoing coup
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2020-02-13
Even with the violence from the government and its fascistic paramilitaries, even with Romero at the helm of the TSE, even with USAID on the ground, and even with the shenanigans of Claver-Carone, MAS is fighting to win…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bolivia-an-election-in-the-midst-of-an-ongoing-coup/

FRSO calls for the immediate release and repatriation of political prisoner Facundo Molares
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-02-13
Facundo Molares Schoenfeld is an Argentinian photojournalist who was illegally arrested by the Bolivian dictatorship, and who is currently held in terrible conditions in a Bolivian prison. His life is in danger, as he does not receive adequate medical attention for a life-threatening condition. | This photojournalist was on assignment, for the Argentinian left-wing magazine El Centenario, in Bolivia to document the election of Evo Morales and its aftermath in October, 2019. Bolivia suffered a coup d'état by fascist elements and the military, with the support of the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, on November 10, 2019. A…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/2/12/frso-calls-immediate-release-and-repatriation-political-prisoner-facundo-molares

What the Impunity Commission Taught Guatemala
Irma A. Velasquez Nimatuj | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-13
On August 31, 2018, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, a comedian by profession, accompanied by his cabinet and the high command of the army, convened a press conference where he unilaterally announced that he would not renew the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). He declared that as of September 3, 2019…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/13/what-the-impunity-commission-taught-guatemala/

What the Impunity Commission Taught Guatemala
Irma A. Velasquez Nimatuj | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-13
On August 31, 2018, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, a comedian by profession, accompanied by his cabinet and the high command of the army, convened a press conference where he unilaterally announced that he would not renew the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). He declared that as of September 3, 2019…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/13/what-the-impunity-commission-taught-guatemala/

Bolivia: An election in the midst of an ongoing coup
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-02-12
On May 3, 2020, the Bolivian people will go to the polls once more. They return there because President Evo Morales had been overthrown in a coup in November 2019. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/12/bolivia-an-election-in-the-midst-of-an-ongoing-coup/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bolivia-an-election-in-the-midst-of-an-ongoing-coup

Bolivia: An election in the midst of an ongoing coup
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-02-12
On May 3, 2020, the Bolivian people will go to the polls once more. They return there because President Evo Morales had been overthrown in a coup in November 2019. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/12/bolivia-an-election-in-the-midst-of-an-ongoing-coup/

Evo Morales Thanked US Senator Bernie Sanders for His Support
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-12
Former President of Bolivia Evo Morales thanked Wednesday United States Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders who reiterated his rejection of the violent coup against the legitimate government of the Indigenous leader. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Electoral Body Bars More Than 350 Candidates | "The U.S. Democratic leader, Bernie Sanders, defends us and says: 'I do not like military coups.' We appreciate your statements and we agree: coups interrupt democracy and cause great suffering to the peopl…
telesurenglish.net/news/evo-morales-thanked-senator-bernie-sanders-for-his-support-20200212-0019.html