Daily Archives: July 4, 2020

2020-07-04: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-07-03). Bolivia: Far-right Candidates Plan An Alliance, Morales Alerts. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former President Evo Morales Friday warned that the far-right candidates Carlos Mesa and de-facto President Jeanine Añez would implement a U.S.-instructed coalition to prevent the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) from winning the elections on Sep. 6. | RELATED: | During an interview with Argentina's Radio Rebelde station, the Socialist leader revealed that the Mesa and Añez political teams held meetings to carry…

Alan MacLeod (2020-07-03). Twitter targets accounts of MintPress and other outlets covering unrest in Bolivia. mronline.org MintPress News, along with a number of independent Bolivian news outlets and journalists covering the unrest there, were all targeted for suspension at the same time.

Pablo Jofre Leal (2020-07-03). Elections in Bolivia: A Road Towards Stability or Chaos?>. telesurenglish.net Donald Trump's arrival at the White House added significantly more pressure on those Latin American countries in which their leaders tried to construct an independent political agenda from Washington. | RELATED: | Besides trying to destabilize Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, the U.S. intelligence agencies started focusing on Evo Morales' administration in Bolivia, eventually achieving his fall from power. | The U.S. tr…

teleSUR (2020-07-03). Bolivia: School Year Postponed Due To Peak Infection Forecasts. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Health and Education Ministries postponed the resumption of learning activities on Friday, as they attempt to curtail a COVID-19 contagion peak in August and September. | RELATED: | "To protect the health of students, teachers, administrative staff of educational units, parents and the population throughout the country, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, in coordination with the Ministry of Health…

sputniknews (2020-07-03). Anez Gov't Rushing to Uproot Morales' Legacy and Put Bolivia on Neoliberal Track, Journo Says. sputniknews.com As Bolivia braces for long overdue snap elections, the political fight is intensifying, says Alberto Echazu, a journalist with La Resistencia Bolivia, explaining how the Anez government is trying to disrupt the MAS election bid and putting the country on the neo-liberal track previously avoided and denounced by ex-President Evo Morales.

_____ (2020-07-02). Bolivia: Añez Wants To Jail The Favored Candidate In The Coming Elections. popularresistance.org Bolivia's de facto president, Jeanine Añez, is losing more and more of her mask obscuring democracy that, with the complicity of the United States and the European Union, she had to put on to justify the violent overthrow of Evo Morales in November of last year. | Now, in a fragrant demonstration that in Bolivia there are no constitutional guarantees and that persecution is the rule of order, a coup is being prepared against the presidential candidate of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS), Luis Arce Catacora. | In a confirmation of the validity of the lawfare method (judicial war) against popular leaders, the le…

_____ (2020-07-01). Twitter Targets Accounts Of Outlets Covering Unrest In Bolivia. popularresistance.org Social media giant Twitter took the step of suspending the official account of MintPress News on Saturday. Without warning, the nine-year-old account with 64,000 followers was abruptly labeled as "fake" or "spam" and restricted. This move is becoming a frequent occurrence for alternative media, especially those that openly challenge U.S. power globally. | Immediately preceding the ban, MintPress had been sharing stories about Israeli government crimes against Palestinians, the Saudi-led onslaught in Yemen (both funded and supported by Washington), and about activists challenging chemical giant Monsanto's latest p…