2020-11-13: News Headlines

teleSUR Desk (2020-11-13). Evo Morales: Lithium was the reason for the coup in Bolivia. mronline.org The former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, assures that the large deposits of lithium in the Andean country and his government's attempt to industrialize the reserves were why the coup d'état against him in 2019 occurred.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-13). Over a million welcome Evo Morales in Chimoré. peoplesdispatch.org People from across Bolivia came to Chimoré to receive former president Evo Morales and former vice-president àÅlvaro García Linera in the place from where they were forced to leave the country after the coup d'état of November 2019…

Tom Phillips (2020-11-13). 'We're in Power Now': Evo Morales Makes Gleeful Return to Town He Fled. zcomm.org Tens of thousands of supporters greet Bolivian ex-president during his triumphant return to Chimoré…

teleSUR (2020-11-12). Joy Marks Evo's Return To Bolivia. telesurenglish.net In a commemorative caravan, Evo Morales began his trip back to Bolivia through the border crossing point La Quiaca in the Argentinean province of Jujuy where Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez warmly bade him farewell. | RELATED: | "A month ago I arrived in Mexico, a brother country that saved our lives, I was sad and devastated. Now I arrived in Argentina, to continue fighting for the humblest and to unite the…

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Evo Morales: 'We Are Now Millions'. telesurenglish.net Former Bolivia's President Evo Morales arrived in the city of Chimore in the department of Cochabamba this Wednesday, where just one year ago he was forced into exile by coup forces of the Bolivian right. | RELATED: | Addressing a cheerful crowd, Evo thanked the governments of Mexico and Argentina for their help and, especially, the workers' centers of the tropics that prevented the right-wing forces from m…

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 …

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Cochabamba Prepares for the Most Massive Meeting Since Evo's Return. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former President Evo Morales arrived at midnight Wednesday in the Tropico region of Cochabamba Department, where is expected the most massive gathering since the leader's return to his homeland, on November 9. | RELATED: | "In the municipality of Chimore, many people are waiting for him," municipality of Tropico de Cochabamba's president Asterio Romero said. | It is estimated that over 50,000 people will arrive at the…

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Bolivia and Venezuela Formally Resume Diplomatic Relations. telesurenglish.net Both countries' representatives highlighted the historic nature of the moment and their shared interests in enriching mutual cooperation. | The President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, received the credentials of the Ambassador appointed by Venezuela to the Andean nation, Alexander Yáñez, through which diplomatic relations between both countries were officially reestablished. | RELATED: | The ceremony took place early this…

_____ (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…

WSWS (2020-11-11). MAS inaugurates right-wing government in Bolivia. wsws.org The same day Evo Morales returned to Bolivia, the new government installed a pro-austerity cabinet.

_____ (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.

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…

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…

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…

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