2020-09-16: News Headlines

Joshua Cho (2020-09-16). Journalists Need to Be Clear About a Clear Threat to Democracy. zcomm.org It's important for US media not to propagate the myth of US exceptionalism, which often makes false accusations of "election theft" against Global South countries like Bolivia and Venezuela, and misleads Americans into thinking election theft "can't happen"

teleSUR (2020-09-15). Bolivia: Socialist Presidential Candidate Keeps Leading Polls. telesurenglish.net One month away from Bolivia's presidential elections, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) candidate Luis Arce is still leading the polls, while coup-born regime's leader Jeanine Añez continues to lose supporters. | RELATED: | The private company Markets and Samples' recent poll shows Arce in first place with a forecast of 25 percent of the votes in favor. | Over the last week, Añez's vote intention fell from 12 to…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-15). MAS continues campaign for general elections in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org Bolivia's progressive political party, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS),

_____ (2020-09-14). US-Linked PR Firm Ran Fake News Networks For Right-Wing Latin American Regimes. popularresistance.org A major US PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has been caught running an industrial grade propaganda operation on social media. The information warfare blitzkrieg relied on fake accounts and pages to spread disinformation on behalf of right-wing, US-backed governments in Latin America, while deploying covert propaganda to destabilize the leftist governments in Venezuela and Mexico. | The company behind the campaign, CLS Strategies, signed a contract to represent Bolivia's far-right junta and provide "strategic communications counsel" in the lead-up to that country's ostensible election.

_____ (2020-09-13). US Demands Hinder Spanish Probe Into Security Firm That Spied On Assange. popularresistance.org There will be no judicial cooperation forthcoming from the United States unless a Spanish judge reveals his information sources in an investigation into alleged espionage against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while he was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. | Judge José de la Mata of Spain's High Court (Audiencia Nacional) has sent a request for judicial cooperation to US authorities as part of his probe into a Spanish private security company named UC Global S.L. and its owner David Morales, on allegations that this firm secretly recorded Assange's private meetings with lawyers, politicians, relatives…