Daily Archives: September 19, 2020

2020-09-19: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-19). Bolivia's de-facto president Jeanine àÅñez withdraws from October elections. peoplesdispatch.org Bolivia's coup appointed interim president, Jeanine àÅñez, on September 17, announced that she was withdrawing her candidacy for the general elections scheduled for October 18. Añez said she was pulling out from the electoral race to help unite the conservative vote and try to block the MAS presidential candidate and progressive former economic minister, Luis Arce, from winning. | In a recorded video message, accompanied by her running mate Samuel Doria Medina and other officials, àÅñez said that she decided to "put aside" her candidacy for the greater good, avoiding the situation in which "the vote g…

Mark Weisbrot (2020-09-18). Silence Reigns on the US-Backed Coup Against Evo Morales in Bolivia. commondreams.org A man holds a flag with a picture of former Bolivian President Evo Morales during the first campaign event of MAS party ahead of presidential elections on September 9, 2020 in El Alto, Bolivia. (Photo: Gaston Brito/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/morales_coup.jpg

_____ (2020-09-18). A Cold War Power Play At The Inter-American Development Bank. popularresistance.org Having launched his presidential campaign by labeling migrants from south of the U.S.-Mexico border as "rapists and criminals," Latin America was perhaps one of the last places President Donald Trump expected to rely on as a source of steadfast friends. It thus comes as no surprise that in the new Cold War against China, Trump's tactics in recruiting allies in Latin America have been reminiscent of the many "caudillos" that have plagued the continent in the past. The politicized impeachment of Dilma Roussef, deposing of Evo Morales, and attempted invasion of Venezuela set the backdrop to U.S. efforts to bring Lat…

Matt Sedlar (2020-09-18). What the OAS Did to Bolivia. cepr.net The Guardian See article on original site Bolivia has descended into a nightmare of political repression and racist state violence since the democratically elected government of Evo Morales was overthrown by the military on November 10. That month was "the second-deadliest month, in terms of civilian deaths committed by state forces, since Bolivia became a …

Luis Arce (2020-09-18). Last November's Coup Was About Plundering Bolivia's Resources. zcomm.org Massive protests last month forced Bolivia's postcoup government to pledge that elections will take place on October 18…