2021-01-01: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-12-31). Officials from Bolivia's Coup Regime Will Be Put on Trial. telesurenglish.net Bolivian authorities will investigate members of Jeanine àÅñez's executive, involved in these acts of corruption in the middle of the quarantine against the pandemic, Minister of Justice Iván Lima assured. | RELATED: | The official pointed out there is no documentation to withstand such acquisitions, about which some processes remain open, such as one referring to the purchase of some 300 defective respirators.

Eds. (2020-12-31). When Bolivians defeated U.S. imperialism with democracy. mronline.org The resounding victory of the MAS presidential ticket in the elections held on October 18 came after a year of struggle against the U.S.-backed coup regime.

teleSUR, CE (2020-12-31). President Arce Encourages Use of Traditional Indigenous Medicine. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's government is encouraging the use of traditional medicine, in addition to more orthodox approaches, as a means to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the country prepares for the arrival of the Sputnik V vaccine acquired from Russia. | RELATED: | President Luis Arce noted the benefits reported by Bolivians in rural areas, many of which experienced no major COVID-19 outbreak, in contrast with the city of Santa…

RT (2020-12-30). Bolivia signs contract to purchase 2.6mn doses of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. rt.com Bolivia has become the third Latin American nation to strike an agreement with Russia's Direct Investment Fund for supplies of its Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. Under the deal, Bolivia will receive 2.6 million doses. | The contract between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Bolivia's Health Supply Center (CEASS) was signed during a videoconference, which was also attended by Bolivian President Luis Arce. | The president praised Sputnik V in a Twitter

RT (2020-12-30). Bolivia signs contract to purchase 2.6 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. rt.com Bolivia has become the third Latin American nation to strike an agreement with Russia's Direct Investment Fund for supplies of its Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19. Under the deal, La Paz will receive 2.6 million doses. | The contract between the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Bolivia's Health Supply Center (CEASS) was signed during a videoconference, in which Bolivian President Luis Arce took part. | The president praised Sputnik V in a Twitter

teleSUR (2020-12-30). Bolivia: President Arce Appoints New Top Military Command. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce on Tuesday appointed a new Military Command and called on the top officials to rebuild the people's confidence after the violent post-electoral events that took place in November 2019. | RELATED: | He appointed Cesar Vallejos as the new Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief and Augusto Garcia as General Staff Chief.

teleSUR (2020-12-30). Bolivia Will Acquire 5.2 Million Doses of the Sputnik V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Bolivia becomes the third country in the region to acquire the Russian vaccine Sputnik V for free in its population. | The Government of Bolivia signed this Wednesday an agreement with Russia to acquire 5.2 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus. | RELATED: | During the signing ceremony of the agreement, carried out via videoconference, President Luis Arce stated that the acquisition of the…

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-12-29). When Bolivians defeated US imperialism with democracy. peoplesdispatch.org [Peoples Dispatch brings you a series of articles and videos on 2020, a momentous year that saw humanity face unprecedented challenges. The beacon of hope remained the historic resistance mounted by people's movements, and the care and solidarity they epitomized, proving yet again that our collective struggles alone can dismantle and end oppression] | As 2019 ended, Bolivia faced the grim reality of life under a US-backed coup d'état, the advances of over a decade under threat. However, within a year, with their firm conviction and tireless resistance, millions of Bolivians defeated imperialism with democracy in…

Ralph Nader (2020-12-29). Recidivist Criminal and Constitutional Outlaw Trump Rushes to Pardon Criminal Lawbreakers. counterpunch.org Serial lawbreaker Donald J. Trump is embarking on the most sordid presidential pardon spree in American history. He has already pardoned convicted crooks, thieves, and violent outlaws. Trump's pardon lawyers are frantically assembling more MAGA besotted individuals and groups to be pardoned wholesale. The number may climb into the hundreds. The queue is long. Trump

teleSUR (2020-12-29). Honduran Social Organizations Reject Murder of Indigenous Leader. telesurenglish.net Honduras' social organizations Tuesday rejected the murder of Felix Vasquez, a Lenca Indigenous leader and pre-candidate for Congress. | RELATED: | Representatives of the movements Coalition Against Impunity (CCI), Lenca Indigenous People Coordinator, and La Paz Farmers urged authorities to find those responsible. | "There must be justice for Vasquez. Authorities must hold a prompt and effective investigation, so p…

teleSUR (2020-12-29). Bolivia's Govt Grants 20% of the Budget to Health and Education. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce on Monday enacted three laws that will allocate 20 percent of the 2021 budget to the health and education sectors. | RELATED: | "We are focused on achieving greater social justice after the recession left by the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez. Everything is pointing to an economy with better indicators in 2021," Arce said. | On Monday, the government promoted the General State Budget Laws (PGE) 2021, the Gre…