Daily Archives: August 1, 2020

2020-08-01: News Headlines

_____ (2020-08-01). Bolivians Reject Postponement Of Elections With Massive Mobilizations. popularresistance.org Organizations and trade unions from diverse sectors in Bolivia joined the call to mobilize today, on July 28, against…

CounterSpin (2020-07-31). Alex Main on Bolivia Coup, Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression. fair.org Media…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-31). "The people of Bolivia will no longer be intimidated" peoplesdispatch.org Bolivian journalist Ollie Vargas talks about the massive protests that have broken out in the country following the authorities' decision to postpone the presidential elections yet again…

teleSUR (2020-07-31). Bolivian Workers Ratify Call For Mobilizations On August 3. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian Workers' Union (COB) and the traditional coca growers farmers of the Tropic of Cochabamba ratified this Thursday an indefinite general strike for August 3, after meeting with the Full Chamber of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE). | RELATED: | Although they stated that dialogue is not closed, the executive secretary of COB Juan Carlos Huarachi said that the call for the protests has been made and is the decision of a city c…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-07-30). Bolivians oppose postponement of elections. peoplesdispatch.org On July 23, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) postponed the elections scheduled for September 6 to October 18, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the third time since the coup in November 2019 that elections have been postponed. On July 28, mobilizations were held across Bolivia opposing this delay in elections. Indigenous, peasant, rural and women organizations organized massive demonstrations in the capital city La Paz, among other cities, under the banner of "For Democracy, Health and Life".

_____ (2020-07-29). Bolivia: Stop State Repression And Violence, For Free And Fair Elections. popularresistance.org Four days after the Interim Bolivian Government suspended elections again, Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic and the University Network for Human Rights (UNHR) released a report on the gross human rights abuses carried out under Bolivia's interim President, Jeanine àÅñez. | The report documents one of the deadliest and most repressive periods in the past several decades in Bolivia as well as the growing fear of indigenous peoples and government critics that their lives and safety are in danger. | "We have identified very troubling patterns of human rights violations since the Interim Go…