2020-08-03: News Headlines

Ollie Vargas (2020-08-03). While Bolivia's coup regime lets its citizens die, Cuba has nearly defeated Covid-19. thegrayzone.com A dispatch from Bolivia shows the staggering human toll of the military coup, as an incompetent US-backed regime leaves impoverished…

_____ (2020-08-01). Bolivians Reject Postponement Of Elections With Massive Mobilizations. popularresistance.org Organizations and trade unions from diverse sectors in Bolivia joined the call to mobilize today, on July 28, against…

CounterSpin (2020-07-31). Alex Main on Bolivia Coup, Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression. fair.org Media…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-31). "The people of Bolivia will no longer be intimidated" peoplesdispatch.org Bolivian journalist Ollie Vargas talks about the massive protests that have broken out in the country following the authorities' decision to postpone the presidential elections yet again…

teleSUR (2020-07-31). Bolivian Workers Ratify Call For Mobilizations On August 3. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian Workers' Union (COB) and the traditional coca growers farmers of the Tropic of Cochabamba ratified this Thursday an indefinite general strike for August 3, after meeting with the Full Chamber of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE). | RELATED: | Although they stated that dialogue is not closed, the executive secretary of COB Juan Carlos Huarachi said that the call for the protests has been made and is the decision of a city c…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-30). Bolivians oppose postponement of elections. peoplesdispatch.org On July 23, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) postponed the elections scheduled for September 6 to October 18, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the third time since the coup in November 2019 that elections have been postponed. On July 28, mobilizations were held across Bolivia opposing this delay in elections. Indigenous, peasant, rural and women organizations organized massive demonstrations in the capital city La Paz, among other cities, under the banner of "For Democracy, Health and Life".