2020-10-06: News Headlines

Brett Heinz (2020-10-05). Why a DC Public Relations Firm Pretended to Be Bolivian on Facebook. cepr.net The Americas Blog featured a post last week about the growing wave of election interference and misinformation campaigns sweeping Latin America, especially as a tool of right-wing governments and political movements. As these digital operations have grown in popularity, so has the market for firms to organize them. In particular, new details about the recent …

_____ (2020-10-05). Bolivia: Amid New Crisis, Coup Government Seeks To Divide Spoils. popularresistance.org Just weeks out from the October 18 elections, Bolivia's coup government is again in crisis following the departure of three key ministers over an unconstitutional attempt to privatise an electricity company. | It comes as polls show Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presidential candidate Luis Arce potentially winning in the first round, less than a year after his party was thrown out of office by a right-wing coup. | Relatively unknown senator Jeanine àÅñez was sworn in as "interim president" last November following the coup against then-MAS president Evo Morales.

teleSUR, CE (2020-10-03). Bolivia's Regime Opens to Foreign NGOs & Intervention. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Jeanine Añez has lifted restrictions on foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) in a reversal of the pro-sovereignty policy previously implemented by President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | Supreme Decree 4353 ends rules which had been enacted by Morales in order to restrict NGO's, particularly the usual influx of those from the United States, from intervening in domestic politics. | Añez presented the decre…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Luis Arce Remains Favorite To Become Bolivia's Next President. telesurenglish.net The latest poll from the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG) shows that Bolivia's Socialist presidential candidate Luis Arce is the favorite to win the October election. | RELATED: | The Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) candidate has 44.4 percent of the voting intention, followed by his conservative rival Carlos Mesa, with 34 percent. | The Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (MNR) candidate…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Evo Morales Questions OAS Credibility in Bolivia's Election. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former president Evo Morales Thursday questioned the Organization of American States (OAS) ability to oversee the country's general elections after its failure to do so in the 2019 elections. | RELATED: | "The OAS received the coup-born Interior Minister Arturo Murillo when he was visiting the U.S. to seek support while national polls show that the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) will be the winner of t…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Bolivia: Santa Cruz Decrees Emergency State Due to Wildfires. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian province of Santa Cruz decreed a state of emergency for the region because of massive wildfires on Thursday. | RELATED: | "To this day, about 34 fires have been registered, and over 831,000 hectares have been affected. Through Decree No. 322, I declare a Departmental Disaster due to Forest Fires and Drought; to protect the life, the Natural Heritage, as well as the economic resources of Santa Cruz," Ruben…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Argentina Demands the Liberation of Photographer in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Foreign Affairs Ministry demanded Bolivia's de facto government free Argentinian photographer Facundo Molares Schoenfeld, detained during the coup d'etat against former President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | The Argentinian Foreign Affairs Ministry said that the release of Molares is "particularly urgent given their state of health, added to the impact of the unjustified and consecutive cancellations of hearings called by the…