Daily Archives: November 2, 2020

2020-11-02: News Headlines

Anya Parampil (2020-11-02). Survivors of Bolivia coup massacre cry out for justice — A Grayzone original documentary. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone traveled to Bolivia to produce this documentary investigating the coup government's massacre of indigenous protesters in the Senkata area of El Alto in November 2019. We interviewed family members of victims and human rights lawyers trying to hold the Jeanine àÅñez transitional administration to justice. By Anya Parampil Camera, editing and scoring by Ben Norton…

_____ (2020-11-01). Two Latin American Peoples' Victories for Equality and Sovereignty. strategic-culture.org Ron RIDENOUR | Chileans and Bolivians are turning the tide away from coup governments imposed on them by right-wing national militarists and the US State Department / CIA. | Within the past week, we have witnessed an overwhelming Chilean victory to rewrite the constitution forced upon them by General Augusto Pinochet, in 1980, and Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal confirmation that former President Evo Morales' political party, Movement for Socialism (MAS), The new Bolivian pres…

Prensa Latina (2020-11-01). Presidente electo de Bolivia condena maniobras desestabilizadoras. peoplesworld.org LA PAZ (Prensa Latina) El presidente electo de Bolivia, Luis Arce, exhortó hoy a reconstruir la paz y la estabilidad económica del paíz, al condenar las maniobras desestabilizadoras de pequeños grupos en el departamento de Santa Cruz. A solo siete días para asumir al frente del Estado Plurinacional, Arce rechazó en su cuenta personal de …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-01). Bolivian new Gov. keen on reviving relations with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) — The Bolivian President-elect said that the new government will reactivate the bilateral relations and cooperation with Iran that were stagnant during the Bolivian interim government.

_____ (2020-10-31). Radical Neoliberalism Was Born And Will Die In Chile. popularresistance.org A wave of Indigenous peoples supporting the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca presidential ticket defeated the main right-wing candidate, Carlos Mesa by 20 points, restoring democracy to Bolivia. Just days later around 80% of Chilean voters decided by referendum to re-found their nation with a new constitution. These momentous events represent twin victories for Latin American independence, the rejection of radical neoliberalism, a desire for socio-economic reform, and the insistence on self-determination from the bottom-up.

Vijay Prashad (2020-10-30). We Are That History That Is Discredited, but Which Reappears When You Least Expect It. mronline.org The coup followed an election that would have resulted in Morales' fourth term as president, the results of which were questioned by the Organisation of American States or OAS (60% of whose funding comes from the U.S. government).

Virginia Rodino (2020-10-30). Why I'm Voting Green in 2020. globalresearch.ca Author's note: Kevin and I worked on this article together right before his untimely passing on September 6. I met Kevin during Ralph Nader's 2004 presidential campaign. Throughout the years since, I appreciated seeing his anti-imperialist and eco-socialist arguments strengthen …

Adriana Salvatierra (2020-10-30). "Now We Can Continue the Revolution in Bolivia" zcomm.org Former senate president Salvatierra told Jacobin how the restored MAS government can undo the damage caused by last year's coup — and set Bolivia back on the path to social transformation…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-30). Bolivian trade unions demand investigation into Orlando Gutiérrez's death. peoplesdispatch.org The mine workers union leader, Orlando Gutiérrez, was attacked by right-wing extremists last week, who rejected the results of the general elections held in Bolivia on October 18…