2020-10-25: News Headlines

Bryce Greene (2020-10-25). After Socialist Victory in Bolivia, Media Still Whitewash Coup. commondreams.org Bolivia's leftist presidential candidate Luis Arce of the Movement for Socialism party celebrates with running mate David Choquehuanca early on October 19, 2020 in La Paz, Bolivia. (Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bolivia_democracy_arce.jpg

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-25). Calls intensify for resignation of OAS secretary general Luis Almagro. peoplesdispatch.org Progressive movements across Latin America have called for the resignation of OAS secretary general Luis Almagro, pointing to his role in the coup in Bolivia in 2019 and in destabilizing democracy in the country…

_____ (2020-10-25). Protests Against Greed And Inequality Are Spreading Like Wildfire Through Latin America. popularresistance.org With attention fixed on this week's events in Bolivia, you would be excused for not realizing that much of the rest of the region has for weeks also been ablaze in the flames of protest. | In Costa Rica, the neoliberal coalition government of Carlos Alverado attempted to force through a $1.75 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to deal with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. As has been its modus operandi this year, the organization offered the money attached to a host of free-market changes, including tax changes, cuts to public services, and privatization of state-owned assets, s…

Ron Ridenour (2020-10-24). Morales' Socialist Party Wins Election. zcomm.org I believe that we must put an end to patriarchal patterns of top-down leadership…

Fight Back (2020-10-24). Commentary on Bolivia: How a coup failed. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On November 10, 2019, a hastily-assembled coalition of generals, middle class liberals and fascist paramilitaries overthrew the democratic government of Evo Morales in Bolivia. Coming on the heels of a coup attempt in Venezuela and the vicious repression of a people's uprising in Chile, it seemed to many that the continental struggle against U.S. imperialism had reached a tipping point in the empire's favor. | Today, not even a year later, the official results for Bolivia's presidential elections were announced. Evo's comrade and successor Luis "Lucho" Arce received a resounding 55% of the vote…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-24). Rouhani felicitates Bolivian counterpart on election win. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 24 (MNA) — Congratulating the new Bolivian President on his election, President Rouhani expressed Iran's readiness to revive bilateral relations and expand cooperation with the Bolivian government in all fields.

Benjamin Dangl (2020-10-24). Ballots Defeat Bullets: MAS Wins Historic Mandate in Post-Coup Bolivian Election. commondreams.org MAS supporters celebrate in La Paz following electoral victory. (Photo: Thomas Becker) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bolivia.jpg

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

teleSUR (2020-10-23). Bolivia's TSE Declares Luis Arce the Elected President. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) declared Luis Arce, the elected president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and David Choquehuanca as vice-president on Friday after the official vote counting showed that Arce's party, the Movement Towards Socialism, reached a landslide victory of 55.10 percent of the votes. | RELATED: | About 6.483.893 Bolivians out of the 7.332.926 registered went to the polls, re…

teleSUR (2020-10-23). Bolivia Reaches 100% of Vote Count, MAS Reinforces Its Victory. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) on Friday reached 100 percent of the electoral count, which ratified the victory of Luis Arce's Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) with over 55 percent of the votes in favor. | RELATED: | The MAS got a distance of over 26 points against the right-wing Citizen Community Party (CC), presided by Carlos Mesa. CC accumulated 29 percent of the votes. | W Believe Party, Luis Cam…

Matt Sedlar (2020-10-23). Mexico at the OAS General Assembly: Almagro undermined the OAS Charter and Damaged Bolivia's Democracy. cepr.net This week in Washington, D.C. the Organization of American States (OAS) held their 50th Regular Session of the General Assembly. In these meetings the General Assembly, the highest decision-making body of the OAS, is tasked with debating the organization's course of action for the next year, as well as setting the standards of governance for …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-23). It's official: Movement Towards Socialism wins landslide victory in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org With 100% of the votes counted, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presidential ticket of Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca has won 55.1% of the votes, with a lead of 26.27% over their nearest rival Carlos Mesa…

_____ (2020-10-23). Movement Towards Socialism Wins Landslide Victory In Bolivia. popularresistance.org After 11 months of being ruled by a repressive coup-regime, Bolivians have finally recovered democracy. After five days of counting, the official results of the Bolivian presidential elections are finally in. The Movement Towards Socialism's (MAS) presidential ticket with Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca won 55.1% of the vote share while Carlos Mesa's Citizen Community party won just 28.83% of the vote share. The MAS also won the parliamentary elections, bagging 73 out of the 130 seats in the lower house of parliament and 21 of the 36 seats in the Senate.

sputniknews (2020-10-23). Shh We're Debating!; MAS Fights for Peace in Bolivia; Nigeria on Fire. sputniknews.com Biden, Trump hold final, quieter debate; Nigerian civil unrests leaves 50+ dead; Will Sanders serve as Labor Secretary in Biden's cabinet?

Kit Klarenberg (2020-10-23). Leaked emails suggest shocking US mercenary plot in Bolivia. thecanary.co Bombshell leaked communications indicate scores of US military and intelligence veterans have been secretly recruited for wide-ranging covert action of an indeterminate nature in Bolivia. | The private correspondence, which has already been

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.

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 …

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.

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.

_____ (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 …

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). 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…