Daily Archives: November 12, 2020

2020-11-12: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Evo Morales: 'We Are Now Millions'. telesurenglish.net Former Bolivia's President Evo Morales arrived in the city of Chimore in the department of Cochabamba this Wednesday, where just one year ago he was forced into exile by coup forces of the Bolivian right. | RELATED: | Addressing a cheerful crowd, Evo thanked the governments of Mexico and Argentina for their help and, especially, the workers' centers of the tropics that prevented the right-wing forces from m…

WSWS (2020-11-11). MAS inaugurates right-wing government in Bolivia. wsws.org The same day Evo Morales returned to Bolivia, the new government installed a pro-austerity cabinet.

_____ (2020-11-11). A Triumphant Return To Power For Bolivia's Social Movements. popularresistance.org Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Bolivia on November 8 to celebrate the inauguration of President Luis Arce. They would celebrate again the next day, as former president Evo Morales re-entered the country almost a year to the day after his government was overthrown in a coup backed by the Organization of American States (OAS). Almost a month ago, on October 18, the Bolivian people delivered a resounding 26-point electoral victory to the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party. They voted against the neoliberalism represented by candidate and former president Carlos Mesa and…

Media Lens (2020-11-11). Robert Fisk: Death of a "Controversial" Journalist. dissidentvoice.org Robert Fisk, the Independent's Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: 'Much of what Fisk wrote was controversial…' As John Pilger noted, in describing Fisk's journalism as 'controversial' the Independent was …

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Bolivia and Venezuela Formally Resume Diplomatic Relations. telesurenglish.net Both countries' representatives highlighted the historic nature of the moment and their shared interests in enriching mutual cooperation. | The President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, received the credentials of the Ambassador appointed by Venezuela to the Andean nation, Alexander Yáñez, through which diplomatic relations between both countries were officially reestablished. | RELATED: | The ceremony took place early this…

teleSUR (2020-11-11). Cochabamba Prepares for the Most Massive Meeting Since Evo's Return. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former President Evo Morales arrived at midnight Wednesday in the Tropico region of Cochabamba Department, where is expected the most massive gathering since the leader's return to his homeland, on November 9. | RELATED: | "In the municipality of Chimore, many people are waiting for him," municipality of Tropico de Cochabamba's president Asterio Romero said. | It is estimated that over 50,000 people will arrive at the…

Staff (2020-11-10). Headlines for November 10, 2020. democracynow.org William Barr Says Prosecutors Can Probe Voter Fraud Claims, as GOP Backs Trump Refusal to Concede, GA Republican Senators Call for Sec. of State to Step Down After They Fail to Win Their Races, Joe Biden Pleads for Use of Face Masks as U.S. Cases Top 10 Million, Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Dies After Contracting COVID-19, Trump Fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper, SCOTUS Hearing Arguments in GOP Attack on Obamacare, Which Could Strip Healthcare for Millions, Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia, One Year After Coup That Ousted Him, Peru Removes President Vizcarra in Impeachment Trial, Protests Erupt in Ar…

_____ (2020-11-10). Bolivia: Parliament's Committee Seeks To Prosecute Jeanine Añez. popularresistance.org Bolivia – The ministers of foreign affairs, defense, interior, and justice could also be subject to criminal proceedings. | A special committee of the Bolivian Parliament on Monday recommended starting trials against the leader of the coup-born regime Jeanine Añez and some ministers for the massacres of Sacaba and Senkata that took place in 2019. | The final report of this committee was referred to the National Congress, where it must be approved by two-thirds of its members for it to enter into force.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Venezuelan government recovers its embassy in La Paz, Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org A delegation headed by Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza, on November 9, recovered the embassy occupied by the envoys of opposition leader Juan Guaidó in La Paz, Bolivia. Hundreds of members of various Bolivian social movements and political parties gathered around the embassy in support and solidarity with the Venezuelan people and accompanied the delegation in the recovery of the headquarters of their diplomatic mission. | In a video published by the Venezuelan Ministry of People's Power for External Affairs, Arreaza was seen entering the embassy, removing a photograph of Guaidó and putting up in its pl…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Evo Morales and democracy return to Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org On November 9, almost a year after he was forced to go into exile following a coup, Evo Morales returned to Bolivia. The previous day, Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca were sworn in as president and vice-president of the country…

Leonardo Flores (2020-11-10). A Triumphant Return to Power for Bolivia's Social Movements. commondreams.org The most important victory, however, did not come at the ballot box, but rather in the streets. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/arce-y-mas-celebran-victoria-electoral-bolivia-en-su-bastion-aimara-866343_0.jpg

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-10). Bolivians welcome Evo Morales with a massive rally. peoplesdispatch.org Morales' return marked the defeat of the US-backed civic-military coup carried out against him a year ago that ousted him and forced him to leave his country amid escalation of threats to his physical integrity and safety…

teleSUR (2020-11-10). Thousands of People Welcomed Evo Morales in Uyuni, Potosi. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former president and Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) leader Evo Morales on Monday night was received by thousands of people in the town of Uyuni, Potosi Department. | RELATED: | Morales arrived in this town after visiting the mining center of Atocha, Potosi, where he was also received with joy by thousands of residents. | "We returned by roads we have missed so much to meet the multitude of miners of Atocha and their revolutionary…

_____ (2020-11-10). After Bolivia, Never Again. popularresistance.org They said that the beasts and savages would never return to Bolivia, as they killed our brothers, persecuted and detained us and burned our houses and radio stations. But we have returned, peacefully, to recover our democratic patria [homeland] armed only with the conscience of the people." | So proclaimed former Bolivian leader Evo Morales on the day his comrade Luis Arce was sworn in as the country's president, having won a landslide election victory in October. Morales himself returned to Bolivia on Monday — nearly one year after he was forced to flee the country…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-09). 'Historic Day': Jubilation as Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia One Year After Military Coup. commondreams.org Twelve months after being driven into exile by right-wing forces, socialist former president Evo Morales was "received by the very social movements who defeated the coup and restored democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/evo_morales_returns.jpg

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-09). Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca take office in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org Luis Arce of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) was sworn in as the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia on November 8. The same day, David Choquehuanca also took office as the vice president of the Latin American country. Their inauguration marked the return of democracy in Bolivia almost a year after the coup d'état of November 2019. The The president of the senate, Andrónico Rodrígue…

teleSUR (2020-11-09). De Facto Government Leaves Bolivia Deeply in Debt. telesurenglish.net Bolivian President Luis Arce said Sunday in his inauguration speech that the administration of the president of the de facto government of Bolivia, Jeanine àÅñez, plunged the country into an economic crisis that began in November 2019, right after the coup d'état against then-President Evo Morales, but that "deepened" during the pandemic of the new coronavirus, which caused the COVID-19. | RELATED: | According to Arce, bet…

teleSUR (2020-11-09). Evo Morales: 'We Recovered Our Country Without Violence'. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's former President Evo Morales made his first statements in the Bolivian city of Villazon a few hours after his arrival in his Homeland. | RELATED: | "With patience and without violence, we recovered our Homeland. We returned millions, " Morales told the recalled the resounding victory of the Movement to Socialism in the last elections. | The leader rejected the coup plotters' attempts to prevent Presid…