2020-10-23: News Headlines

Jake Johnston (2020-10-23). Data from Bolivia's Election Add More Evidence That OAS Fabricated Last Year's Fraud Claims. counterpunch.org The MAS Received More Votes in Almost All of the OAS's 86 Suspect Precincts in 2020 than in 2019 On Sunday, October 20, Bolivians went to the polls and overwhelmingly elected Luis Arce of the MAS party president. Private quick counts released the night of the vote showed Arce receiving more than 50 percent of

Anya Parampil (2020-10-22). How Bolivia fights fascism — It takes more than the ballot box. thegrayzone.com Anya Parampil speaks with journalist Ollie Vargas in La Paz, Bolivia about the historic victory of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party in the October 18 elections. Video by Ben Norton Parampil and Vargas discuss the role of Bolivia's social movements in overturning the coup regime that came to power in 2019, as well as the expectations of average people as the new government of Luis Arce takes power.

_____ (2020-10-22). Morales' Socialist Party Wins Election. strategic-culture.org Ron RIDENOUR | A victory for the majority of Bolivians, a victory for the world's poor, the indigenous, and supporters of equality, world peace, bread and land for all. October 19 exit polls show that the majority's leader, Luis Arce, and running mate David Choquehuanca Céspedes, won the election. | With around a quarter of the votes counted, exit polls showed them ahead of rightest opponents with

Arnold August (2020-10-22). MAS Returns to Power in Bolivia One Year After US-backed Coup. counterpunch.org Despite a year of unbridled state repression, including massacres committed against supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who was deposed just weeks after being declared the victor in the country's October 2019 election, the left-wing Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) secured a resounding victory on October 18 for candidate Luis Arce, Morales's former finance minister.

Eds. (2020-10-22). The Bolivian right: Divided, without leadership. mronline.org here are still days of uncertainty until the new government is in office. What happened in Bolivia can be described as a counter-coup, in the face of a coup with strong international support that had not arrived to remain only one year in political power.

John Catalinotto (2020-10-22). Millions salute election victory in Bolivia. workers.org Supporters of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) in the streets Oct. 18 to celebrate the landslide victory of their candidate. Millions of people cheer with delight the landslide victory of the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) in the Bolivian elections. We join them. The rightists who came together for last November's . . . |

Matt Sedlar (2020-10-22). El MAS recibió más votos en 2020 en casi todos los 86 recintos sospechosos según la OEA en 2019. cepr.net In English El domingo 20 de octubre, los bolivianos acudieron a las urnas y, por abrumadora mayoría, eligieron como presidente a Luis Arce del partido MAS. Los conteos rápidos privados publicados la noche de la votación mostraron que Arce recibió más del 50% de los votos y tenía una ventaja de más de 20 puntos …

Reese Erlich (2020-10-22). Foreign Correspondent: What Bolivia Can Teach the United States About Fair Elections. progressive.org The South American nation sets an example of how to undo an attempted coup.

Matt Sedlar (2020-10-22). The OAS Helped Facilitate Last Year's Coup Against Evo Morales. Now It's Observing Today's Bolivian Elections. cepr.net Jacobin See article on original site Today, nearly one year after Evo Morales was ousted in a coup facilitated by the Organization of American States (OAS), Bolivia will finally vote in new elections. With Luis Arce, the candidate of Morales's Movement for Socialism—Political Instrument for the Sovereignty of the Peoples (MAS) party leading in polls, …

_____ (2020-10-22). America Has No Allies, Only Hostages. strategic-culture.org The new president-elect of Bolivia, Luis Arce, has told the Spanish international news agency EFE that he intends to restore the nation's relations with Cuba, Venezuela and Iran. This reverses the policies of the US-backed coup regime which immediately began closing embassies, kicking out doctors and severing relations with those nations after illegally seizing power last year.

Susan Price (2020-10-22). Bolivia: The people defeat the coup. greenleft.org.au Bolivians have overwhelmingly voted the left-wing Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) back into office in a resounding reversal of last year's coup, writes Federico Fuentes.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-10-21). Bolivia: Arce's Victory Does Not Represent a Return to Morales' National Project. globalresearch.ca The great victory of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) — Evo Morales' party — in Bolivia opens the way for a new era of change in the South American country. The positions on the Bolivian national political scene are currently …

_____ (2020-10-21). Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment As Coup Government Concedes Defeat. popularresistance.org Bolivia's Movement to Socialism (MAS) party is celebrating what appears to be a crushing, landslide victory in Sunday's elections. Although official vote counting is far from over, exit polls show an overwhelming triumph for the socialists, and a repudiation of the right-wing military government of Jeanine Añez, who has ruled since the coup last November. At the same time, the corporate press appears less than pleased about the return to democracy for the Andean country. | In order to win outright in the first round, the top candidate needs at least 40 percent of the popular vote and a lead of 10 points over thei…

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-21). Freedom Triumphs Over Fascism in Bolivia if It Sticks. globalresearch.ca In November, US orchestrated fascism replaced freedom in Bolivia. | President Evo Morales' legitimate reelection was overturned by a cadre of US recruited traitors. | Generals and others were bribed to betray their country for the right price. | Fascism tied to US …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-21). The Bolivian people broke all barriers to vote in hope. peoplesdispatch.org Juan Carlos Pinto Quintanilla, sociologist and former government official during the term of Evo Morales, talks about the massive turnout during the Bolivian elections, the hopes of the people and the plans of right-wing forces…

Brett Heinz (2020-10-21). Bolivians Reclaim Their Democracy. cepr.net The Nation See article on original site The overwhelming MAS election victory is a repudiation of the racist coup regime as well as the Trump administration and the OAS, which helped install it. On Sunday, October 18, Luis Arce won the presidency of Bolivia, in a pronounced repudiation of last year's military coup, which had …

_____ (2020-10-21). Bolivia Is A beacon Of Light For Latin America. popularresistance.org After suffering a coup d'état that cost more than 33 lives, left thousands of people injured, and forced important political figures like President Evo Morales to go into exile to survive, official exit polls say that the Movement for Socialism (MAS) will return to power, in a way previously unheard of in Latin America, through democratic elections! | Unlike what OAS, the EU Commission and other international observers have said about the election being peaceful, in reality journalists were beaten, militant supporters of MAS were detained without justification, and many international observers were openly threate…

_____ (2020-10-21). At Last, a Small Ray of Hope for Bolivia. strategic-culture.org To no one's real surprise, Bolivia's deposed President Evo Morales was The new President of Bolivia will be…

Staff (2020-10-20). "A Blow Against Neoliberalism": Socialist Wins Bolivian Election a Year After Coup Ousted Evo Morales. democracynow.org Former Bolivian President Evo Morales's political party MAS has claimed victory in the country's presidential election, with Morales's handpicked successor Luis Arce securing over 50% of the vote, according to exit polls. If confirmed, the result will put the socialist party back in power almost a year after a right-wing coup that ousted Morales and installed Jeanine àÅñez as president. The election was postponed twice, and protests rocked Bolivia for months leading up to the vote, calling out the government's use of military and police repression and violence against Indigenous communities. "It's an extrao…

Staff (2020-10-20). Headlines for October 20, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Continues Attack on Fauci as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surge and Death Toll Mounts, SCOTUS Deadlock Hands Victory to Voters in Pennsylvania as Floridians Break Early Voting Record, Debate Commission Announces Changes Ahead of Final Presidential Face-Off, Evo Morales Celebrates Victory of MAS Party, Says He Will Return to Bolivia, Trump Admin to Remove Sudan from U.S. List of Terrorist States, At Least 15 People Killed as Nigerian Protests Against Police Violence Continue, WSJ: U.S. Held Talks with Syrian Intelligence About Missing U.S. Citizens, Palestinian Prisoner in Critical Condition After Nearly 3 Months…

Glenn Greenwald (2020-10-20). Bolivians Return Evo Morales's Party to Power One Year After a U.S.-Applauded Coup. zcomm.org Right-wing forces cheered by the U.S. tried to destroy one of Latin America's most vibrant democracies. Voters just restored it…

Dan Beeton (2020-10-20). Two Interviews on the Bolivian Coup and Its Aftermath. cepr.net In interviews recorded for a new podcast, "While We were Sleeping," host Francesca Emanuele investigates overlooked cases of state violence and the human stories behind them. Two new interviews offer useful context for the October 18 general elections just carried out in Bolivia. In the first, Emanuele interviews Jhocelin Caspa, an Indigenous Aymara woman from …

_____ (2020-10-20). Bolivia: People Power Prevails Over US-Backed Coup. popularresistance.org Last October following the re-election of indigenous president Evo Morales in Bolivia, the United States backed a coup that successfully forced him out of power. The coup regime reversed many of the gains made under Morales and waged violent and austerity policies against the people. A new presidential election was held this past weekend largely because of massive popular mobilizations over the summer that demanded them. I speak with Camila Escalante of Telesur English and Kawsachun News about the coup, the protests and the recent election.

William Camacaro (2020-10-20). Decisive Victory of MAS in Bolivia: A Blow to Anti-Indigenous and Anti-Socialist Coups in the Americas. counterpunch.org Caracas. The decisive electoral victory of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Bolivia may be a point of inflection on the continent that advances the construction of a new South American socialist bloc. After having been removed from power by a military coup with fascist, anti-Indigenous, and neoliberal elements a year ago, ex-president Evo Morales,

_____ (2020-10-20). Bolivia Shows Why Imperialists Work To Keep Populations Propagandized. strategic-culture.org Bolivia has reversed the US-backed coup which saw its leftist president Evo Morales ousted from the lithium-rich nation after a landslide victory last year. Another landslide victory for a previous member of Morales' cabinet named Luis Arce has restored power to the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party after a year of rule by the coup regime.

Staff (2020-10-20). The eviction crisis is making surviving the pandemic harder. Here's how we fight back. therealnews.com Evictions are happening all across the United States, and COVID-19 has only made it worse. We look at the data surrounding evictions and what people are doing to solve this crisis. We also talk about the recent Bolivian elections.

Editor (2020-10-20). Bolivia Resoundingly Chooses Socialism in Wake of Military Coup. scheerpost.com OECD Development Centre / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams Following socialist candidate Luis Arce's resounding victory in Bolivia's high-stakes and closely watched presidential election, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday applauded the people of the South American nation for persisting in their "difficult, year-long fight to restore democracy" in the wake of last year's military… |

WSWS (2020-10-20). Coup regime in Bolivia concedes electoral victory to MAS. wsws.org The ruling class sees a MAS administration as necessary to politically disarm growing workers' struggles against its devastating response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-20). Zarif felicitates victory of Bolivia against US conspiracies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister congratulated the Bolivian people on their victory against US conspiracies on Tuesday.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-10-20). 'A Source of Inspiration' for Egalitarians Everywhere: Progressive International Celebrates Triumph of Democracy in Bolivia. commondreams.org "Bolivia's election not only showed the world how to defeat authoritarianism and its imperialist allies. It also revealed the power of international solidarity to defend democracy around the world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bolivia_victory.jpg

Zoe PC (2020-10-19). Hours before Bolivia goes the polls, early results system suspended, military mobilization in La Paz. mronline.org The first elections since the coup d'état will be held on October 18 amid a tense social and political climate. This includes a military mobilization in La Paz the night before the polls and the suspension of the DIREPRE early results system.

Adan Plascencia (2020-10-19). "We've recovered our democracy": Bolivian coup regime humiliated as socialist wins landslide election. liberationnews.org The Bolivian people stood up to vote for sovereignty and regain their democracy. This is a humiliating blow to the far-right regime of coup-installed president Jeanine àÅñez and is being celebrated by the left across Latin America.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2020-10-19). 'Democracy Has Won': Year After Right-Wing Coup Against Evo Morales, Socialist Luis Arce Declares Victory in Bolivia Election. commondreams.org "Brothers and sisters: the will of the people has been asserted," Morales declared from exile in Argentina. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bolivia_democracy_arce.jpg