Daily Archives: October 3, 2020

2020-10-03: News Headlines

teleSUR, CE (2020-10-03). Bolivia's Regime Opens to Foreign NGOs & Intervention. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Jeanine Añez has lifted restrictions on foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) in a reversal of the pro-sovereignty policy previously implemented by President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | Supreme Decree 4353 ends rules which had been enacted by Morales in order to restrict NGO's, particularly the usual influx of those from the United States, from intervening in domestic politics. | Añez presented the decre…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Luis Arce Remains Favorite To Become Bolivia's Next President. telesurenglish.net The latest poll from the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG) shows that Bolivia's Socialist presidential candidate Luis Arce is the favorite to win the October election. | RELATED: | The Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) candidate has 44.4 percent of the voting intention, followed by his conservative rival Carlos Mesa, with 34 percent. | The Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (MNR) candidate…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Argentina Demands the Liberation of Photographer in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net Argentina's Foreign Affairs Ministry demanded Bolivia's de facto government free Argentinian photographer Facundo Molares Schoenfeld, detained during the coup d'etat against former President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | The Argentinian Foreign Affairs Ministry said that the release of Molares is "particularly urgent given their state of health, added to the impact of the unjustified and consecutive cancellations of hearings called by the…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Bolivia: Santa Cruz Decrees Emergency State Due to Wildfires. telesurenglish.net The Bolivian province of Santa Cruz decreed a state of emergency for the region because of massive wildfires on Thursday. | RELATED: | "To this day, about 34 fires have been registered, and over 831,000 hectares have been affected. Through Decree No. 322, I declare a Departmental Disaster due to Forest Fires and Drought; to protect the life, the Natural Heritage, as well as the economic resources of Santa Cruz," Ruben…

teleSUR (2020-10-02). Evo Morales Questions OAS Credibility in Bolivia's Election. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former president Evo Morales Thursday questioned the Organization of American States (OAS) ability to oversee the country's general elections after its failure to do so in the 2019 elections. | RELATED: | "The OAS received the coup-born Interior Minister Arturo Murillo when he was visiting the U.S. to seek support while national polls show that the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) will be the winner of t…

_____ (2020-10-01). UC Global Employee Thwarted Plan To Spy On Assange. popularresistance.org An IT expert who worked for UC Global, the Spanish security company which engaged in an espionage operation against Julian Assange while he was in the Ecuador embassy, refused to install numerous microphones and camera systems with "streaming capabilities" because they believed it was illegal. | UC Global director David Morales was told Assange would discover the cameras were streaming in order to "restrain Morales." | "I did not want to collaborate in an illegal act of this magnitude," the IT expert referred to as "Witness #2" told a British magistrates' court during Assange's extradition trial.

teleSUR (2020-10-01). De Facto Regime Amplifies Crisis in Bolivia, Ex-Minister Says. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former Health Minister Gabriela Montaño Wednesday criticized the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez for bringing about a deep economic, political, and social crisis. | RELATED: | She pointed out that this Andean country faces also a health crisis given that the U.S.-backed government mishandled the pandemic, which resulted in 135,311 COVID-19 cases and 7,965 deaths so far. | Additionally, the accelerat…