2020-06-22: News Headlines

Joe Emersberger (2020-06-22). Don't forget that Human Rights Watch, not only OAS Chief Luis Almagro, helped a US-backed military coup in Bolivia. zcomm.org On November 10 of 2019, Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown and barely escaped the country alive. The military publicly "suggested" that he resign. The military and police also made it clear that they would not protect him from vigilantes who wanted to lynch him. His house was ransacked by opposition supporters the night he

_____ (2020-06-21). The Struggle For Justice Continues In Post-Coup Bolivia. popularresistance.org History is in the veins of La Paz, Bolivia, in the archives of the streets, the stains left by burning barricades, the bullet holes that scar government buildings. It marks the city itself. | Indigenous rebel Túpac Katari launched his 1781 siege against the Spanish from what is now the hilltop K'illi K'illi park. President Villarroel was hung from a lamp post by an angry crowd in the Plaza Murillo in 1946. Machine gun fire rained down in the San Pedro neighborhood during a coup in 1979. Protesters pulled train cars from the tracks and onto a highway during an uprising in 2003, blocking the military from entering…

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-21). Ten-Point Agenda for the Global South after COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org Jorge González Morales (Mexico), Capitalism, 2020 Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. In 1974, the United Nations General Assembly passed a New International Economic Order (NIEO), which was driven by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The resolution laid out a clear plan for the structural transformation of the world system, which …

teleSUR (2020-06-21). Bolivia De-Facto Gov't Enacts Law, Elections Sept. 6. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's de facto President Jeanine Añez announced that she will enact the Elections Law, to be held on Sept. 6 without further delay, after being accused for several weeks of using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to grab power. | RELATED: | "I am going to enact the law," Añez said Sunday in a televised message to the country. | The announcement came hours after a meeting she held with the president of B…

teleSUR (2020-06-21). Bolivia: Hospitals Close Due to Staff Exposure With COVID-19. telesurenglish.net At least two hospitals in Bolivia closed Saturday as staff members had exposure with COVID-19 positive cases without proper protective gear and safety protocols. | RELATED: | "We closed the Viedma hospital because 90 people had contact with patients (who tested positive to the infections disease)," the Hospital Director Juan Jose Mendoza, told local media. | Viedma was designated to attend coronavirus cases but…

teleSUR (2020-06-20). Bolivia Reaches New Infection Record as Health System Collapses. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Health Ministry reported 977 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 22,476 in a country whose death toll has reached 715 so far. | RELATED: | The situation is especially worrying in Santa Cruz, the most populated region of Bolivia with just over three million inhabitants, which concentrates the majority of cases (13,539) and the highest number of deaths (319). | The epidemiologic…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-06-19). Bolivians demand freedom for female political prisoners and immediate general elections. peoplesdispatch.org A large group of Bolivians, mostly women, demonstrated in the capital, La Paz, on June 17. They demanded freedom for all female political prisoners, who have been arrested on false charges by the de-facto government led by far-right Jeanine àÅñez, after the coup against President Evo Morales in November 2019. In addition to the liberation of the political prisoners, they also called for immediate general elections in the country. àÅñez has been trying to delay the elections using the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext, in pursuit of her imperialist and neoliberal policies. | At around 10 am, wearing face…