2020-11-19: News Headlines

Ralph Nader (2020-11-18). Abdicating to Boeing: An Open Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson. counterpunch.org November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your

Marco Terrugi (2020-11-17). Evo Morales returns to Bolivia in triumph. workers.org Chimoré airport, Bolivia First published Nov. 13 in revistacrisis.com.ar, Teruggi's article describes Evo Morales' triumphant return to Bolivia after a year in exile. Translation: John Catalinotto. [Former President] Evo Morales and [Vice President] Alvaro Garcia Linera stood before a crowd at the Chimoré airport in the heart of the Chapare. . . . |

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-17). 1 year after the Sacaba massacre, Bolivians commemorate victims and demand justice. peoplesdispatch.org According to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), 36 people lost their lives in different parts of Bolivia during…

teleSUR (2020-11-17). Bolivia: Prosecutor's Office Orders Arrest of Former Ministers. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian Prosecutor's Office Monday issued arrest warrants against Interior Minister Arturo Murillo and Defense Minister Fernando Lopez for the "Tear Gas" case, related to the purchase of chemical agents at a surcharge. | RELATED: | "There is sufficient evidence that the former coup ministers are the perpetrators or accomplices of the crime," the Attorney General's Office stated. | Murillo and Lopez will be arrested b…

teleSUR (2020-11-17). Evo Morales: 'I Had to Resign to Save the Process of Change'. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Former President Evo Morales Monday reaffirmed that saving his life "was to save the process of change" following the coup in 2019. He made the statements during an interview granted to the multimedia platform teleSUR, in which he recalled the events that led him to leave the country just a year ago. | RELATED: | "A comrade told me that I should resign because saving Evo's life was to save the process of change,…

teleSUR (2020-11-17). Bolivia: Former Ministers Murillo, Lopez Flee to Panama, Brazil. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's General Commander of the Police, Jhonny Aguilera, said this Tuesday that the former Ministers of Government and Defense, Arturo Murillo and Fernando López, are currently out of the country. Both former coup government leaders have arrest warrants in the framework of the ongoing investigations into the "Tear Gas" case. | RELATED: | In an interview with the newscast, Antes de Mediodía on local radio station…

teleSUR (2020-11-17). Evo Morales Assumes MAS Presidency in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net The former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, assumed this Tuesday the presidency of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), after a national meeting in which the country's leaders participated with the aim of facing the local elections of March 7, 2021. | RELATED: | During the press conference, the former Bolivian president said that "it is not easy to choose candidates, but the experience of the Movement Towards Socialis…

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-11-17). Colombia witnesses one of the bloodiest weekends of the year. peoplesdispatch.org Violence against social and political leaders continues at an alarming rate in Colombia. This weekend, between November 13 & 15, a family of 3 was killed in a massacre; 2 Afro-descendant people, 1 Indigenous leader, 1 social leader and 3 former combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerilla group were assassinated by illegal paramilitary groups; and 2 minors were shot dead by a national army soldier. The alarming number of deaths is one of the highest death tolls registered during a weekend this year. | Estos son los trágicos hechos del fin de semana de horror en contra de la paz. En med…

teleSUR (2020-11-16). Bolivia: IACHR to Investigate Crimes in Senkata and Sacaba. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's authorities announced that on November 23, five experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will arrive in the country to undergo an investigation into the murders of Sacaba, in Cochabamba Department, and Senkata, El Alto Department. | RELATED: | On Sunday, Justice Minister Ivan Lima, and the Movement to Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Leonardo Loza released the information during a tribute to the victims of the massa…