2020-10-08: News Headlines

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-10-08). Evo Morales' Ally Has Real Chance of Winning Bolivia's Upcoming Elections. globalresearch.ca A corrupt, manipulative and indolent government in Bolivia, coupled with problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has only exacerbated the many issues the country has faced since Evo Morales was ousted from power on November 10, 2019. Interior Minister Arturo …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-07). Luis Arce warns of attacks to democracy in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org MAS presidential candidate, Luis Arce, denounced the violent threats by the de-facto government officials and requested the active observation of the international organizations during and after the general elections…

Brett Heinz (2020-10-07). Why a DC Public Relations Firm Pretended to Be Bolivian on Facebook. counterpunch.org 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.