2020-11-11: News Headlines

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

_____ (2020-11-11). A Triumphant Return To Power For Bolivia's Social Movements. popularresistance.org Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Bolivia on November 8 to celebrate the inauguration of President Luis Arce. They would celebrate again the next day, as former president Evo Morales re-entered the country almost a year to the day after his government was overthrown in a coup backed by the Organization of American States (OAS). Almost a month ago, on October 18, the Bolivian people delivered a resounding 26-point electoral victory to the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party. They voted against the neoliberalism represented by candidate and former president Carlos Mesa and…

Staff (2020-11-10). Headlines for November 10, 2020. democracynow.org William Barr Says Prosecutors Can Probe Voter Fraud Claims, as GOP Backs Trump Refusal to Concede, GA Republican Senators Call for Sec. of State to Step Down After They Fail to Win Their Races, Joe Biden Pleads for Use of Face Masks as U.S. Cases Top 10 Million, Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dies After Contracting COVID-19, Trump Fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper, SCOTUS Hearing Arguments in GOP Attack on Obamacare, Which Could Strip Healthcare for Millions, Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia, One Year After Coup That Ousted Him, Peru Removes President Vizcarra in Impeachment Trial, Protests Erupt in Ar…

_____ (2020-11-10). Bolivia: Parliament's Committee Seeks To Prosecute Jeanine Añez. popularresistance.org Bolivia – The ministers of foreign affairs, defense, interior, and justice could also be subject to criminal proceedings. | A special committee of the Bolivian Parliament on Monday recommended starting trials against the leader of the coup-born regime Jeanine Añez and some ministers for the massacres of Sacaba and Senkata that took place in 2019. | The final report of this committee was referred to the National Congress, where it must be approved by two-thirds of its members for it to enter into force.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Venezuelan government recovers its embassy in La Paz, Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org A delegation headed by Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza, on November 9, recovered the embassy occupied by the envoys of opposition leader Juan Guaidó in La Paz, Bolivia. Hundreds of members of various Bolivian social movements and political parties gathered around the embassy in support and solidarity with the Venezuelan people and accompanied the delegation in the recovery of the headquarters of their diplomatic mission. | In a video published by the Venezuelan Ministry of People's Power for External Affairs, Arreaza was seen entering the embassy, removing a photograph of Guaidó and putting up in its pl…

_____ (2020-11-10). After Bolivia, Never Again. popularresistance.org They said that the beasts and savages would never return to Bolivia, as they killed our brothers, persecuted and detained us and burned our houses and radio stations. But we have returned, peacefully, to recover our democratic patria [homeland] armed only with the conscience of the people." | So proclaimed former Bolivian leader Evo Morales on the day his comrade Luis Arce was sworn in as the country's president, having won a landslide election victory in October. Morales himself returned to Bolivia on Monday — nearly one year after he was forced to flee the country…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Evo Morales and democracy return to Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org On November 9, almost a year after he was forced to go into exile following a coup, Evo Morales returned to Bolivia. The previous day, Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca were sworn in as president and vice-president of the country…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Bolivians welcome Evo Morales with a massive rally. peoplesdispatch.org Morales' return marked the defeat of the US-backed civic-military coup carried out against him a year ago that ousted him and forced him to leave his country amid escalation of threats to his physical integrity and safety…

teleSUR (2020-11-10). Thousands of People Welcomed Evo Morales in Uyuni, Potosi. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former president and Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) leader Evo Morales on Monday night was received by thousands of people in the town of Uyuni, Potosi Department. | RELATED: | Morales arrived in this town after visiting the mining center of Atocha, Potosi, where he was also received with joy by thousands of residents. | "We returned by roads we have missed so much to meet the multitude of miners of Atocha and their revolutionary…

Leonardo Flores (2020-11-10). A Triumphant Return to Power for Bolivia's Social Movements. commondreams.org The most important victory, however, did not come at the ballot box, but rather in the streets. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/arce-y-mas-celebran-victoria-electoral-bolivia-en-su-bastion-aimara-866343_0.jpg

RT (2020-11-09). NYTimes embodies sour grapes in writeup of Bolivia's ex-president Morales' 'triumphant return' after election overturns coup. rt.com The NY Times insisted Bolivia's socialist government-elect was shunning former president Evo Morales as he returned from exile a year after he was chased out by a US-backed coup, even though both President and VP served under him. | The US outlet made no secret of its dissatisfaction over last month's election results, which saw Morales' MAS (Movement Toward Socialism) party regain power after a year of right-wing quasi-authoritarian rule. MAS won majorities in both chambers of parliament, and president-elect Luis Arce was allegedly hand-picked by Morales as a candidate. | But while Arce and his vice president…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-09). 'Historic Day': Jubilation as Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After Military Coup. commondreams.org Twelve months after being driven into exile by right-wing forces, socialist former president Evo Morales was "received by the very social movements who defeated the coup and restored democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/evo_morales_returns.jpg

teleSUR (2020-11-09). De Facto Government Leaves Bolivia Deeply in Debt. telesurenglish.net Bolivian President Luis Arce said Sunday in his inauguration speech that the administration of the president of the de facto government of Bolivia, Jeanine àÅñez, plunged the country into an economic crisis that began in November 2019, right after the coup d'état against then-President Evo Morales, but that "deepened" during the pandemic of the new coronavirus, which caused the COVID-19. | RELATED: | According to Arce, bet…

Eds. (2020-11-09). Evo Morales' sarcasm: "If there was fraud, Donald Trump should go to OAS's Luis Almagro" mronline.org In one of his last interviews before traveling to Bolivia—the return to his homeland is scheduled for November 9—Evo Morales stated his opinion on the United States elections, where there is still no confirmation on who will be the next president.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-09). Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca take office in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org Luis Arce of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) was sworn in as the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on November 8. The same day, David Choquehuanca also took office as the vice president of the Latin American country. Their inauguration marked the return of democracy in Bolivia almost a year after the coup d'état of November 2019. The The president of the senate, Andrónico Rodrígue…

teleSUR (2020-11-09). Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After the Coup. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former president Evo Morales Monday will pass through the Quiaca-Villazon border crossing to return to his homeland after a year in exile in Argentina. | RELATED: | "Today is an important day in my life. Returning to my homeland, which I love so much, fills me with joy," Morales tweeted. | In a 'Great Popular Caravan,' the former president will travel over 1,100 kilometers by land as he travels through three Bol…

teleSUR (2020-11-09). Evo Morales: 'We Recovered Our Country Without Violence'. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former President Evo Morales made his first statements in the Bolivian city of Villazon a few hours after his arrival in his Homeland. | RELATED: | "With patience and without violence, we recovered our Homeland. We returned millions, " Morales told the recalled the resounding victory of the Movement to Socialism in the last elections. | The leader rejected the coup plotters' attempts to prevent Presid…

teleSUR (2020-11-08). Arce Promises To Rebuild Bolivia After Assuming the Presidency. telesurenglish.net In his first speech as president, Arce criticized the management of the de facto government, which destroyed Bolivia's economy. | The new president of Bolivia also promised to rebuild the South American country, after the de facto government during a year of administration destroyed the economy and its democracy. | "In one year, all the conquests of the Bolivian people were reversed", President Arce's diagnosed, in overviewing the figures with which the de facto government left to the Bolivian State. | "The de facto government left an economy with figures that were not even seen in one of the worst crises that…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-08). Iranian FM holds meeting with his Chilean counterpart. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister held a meeting with his Chilean counterpart in La Paz on Sunday, conferring on the expansion of bilateral relations.