2021-02-09: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-02-09). Bolivia To Keep March 7 as Subnational Election Day. telesurenglish.net La Paz Constitutional Court on Monday ruled out a claim that sought to postpone the Bolivian subnational elections over fears of an increase in COVID-19 infections. | RELATED: | The appeal was filed on Jan. 27 by candidate Amilcar Barral, who is running for La Paz Mayor's office on behalf of the National Action Party (PAN-BOL). | Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) President Salvador Romero argued that electoral authorities had approved…

WSWS (2021-02-09). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Health workers struck and marched February 4 to demand the Bolivian government implement health measures, while 700 warehouse workers in Tolleson, Arizona, have voted by a 98 percent margin to strike over COVID-related health and safety issues.

John Whitehead (2021-02-09). Don't Impeach Trump. Impeach the Deep State for Its Conspiracy to Kill the Constitution. mintpressnews.com Impeaching Trump will accomplish very little, and it will not in any way improve the plight of the average American. It will only reinforce the spectacle and farce that have come to be synonymous with politics today.

Online News Editor (2021-02-09). Bolivia probes mysterious deaths of condors. laprensalatina.com La Paz, Feb 8 (efe-epa).- A team of veterinarians and biologists traveled Monday to a ravine in the southern Bolivian region of Tarija where 35 condors were found dead. The experts "will work at the site to take samples and identify what happened," regional Gov. Adrian Oliva told reporters. Other animals, including a goat and …

Ralph Nader (2021-02-09). Democrats Disarm Themselves Before Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial. zcomm.org If the Democrats do not go full throttle in this trial — this last clear chance to exercise the Constitution against Tyrant Trump — they will be remembered as profiles of infamy…

Ben Norton (2021-02-08). Respaldado por EEUU, el candidato 'ecosocialista' de Ecuador, Yaku Pérez, apoya golpes de estado y ayuda a la derecha. thegrayzone.com El candidato presidencial ecuatoriano Yaku Pérez ha apoyado golpes en Bolivia, Brasil, Venezuela y Nicaragua. La campaña de su partido Pachakutik, respaldado por Estados Unidos y supuestamente de "izquierda" ambientalista, es promovida por lobistas corporativos de la derecha. Por Benjamín Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) La elección presidencial del Ecuador del 7 de febrero concluyó con una sorpresa: el conteo rápido publicado por el Consejo Nacional Electoral del país pareció enseñar a …

teleSUR (2021-02-08). Bolivia Investigates Killing of 35 Condors. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's environmental authorities on Sunday announced they will investigate the massacre of 35 endangered condors in a rural community in the Tarija Department. | RELATED: | The birds, which were presumably poisoned, were lying on the grounds of the Laderas Norte rural community. Preliminary investigations suggest they were killed by local hunters. | "We are facing one of the most serious cases of endangered spe…

R.R. (2021-02-08). Newsom, Stop The Executions! Rally & Caravan to End the COVID Deaths in Prisons. indybay.org Activists in Oakland caravanned across the Bay Bridge to San Francisco on January 31, calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to grant the mass release of incarcerated individuals. They said that Gov. Newsom and the California Department of Corrections (CDC) are responsible for the deaths of at least 180 people in prisons since the start of the COVID pandemic.

_____ (2021-02-08). Bolivia Heading Towards Cooperative Politics and Economy. strategic-culture.org Half of the country's revenues still come from natural gas and oil. Agricultural production is second. Arce wishes to diversify the economy, Ron Ridenour writes. | Communtarian-indigenous based Movement toward Socialism (MAS) regained governmental control of the country, October 18, 2021, defeating the U.S.-backed rightest coup government. (1) | Luis Arce, President Evo Morales' (2006-2019) minister of economy and public finance, and David Choquehuanca, Morales' foreign minister, won the presidency and vice-presidency with 55% of the vote (3.4 million). The closest opposition candidate was former conservative pre…

Ben Norton (2021-02-07). How Ecuador's US-backed, coup-supporting 'ecosocialist' candidate aids the right-wing. thegrayzone.com Ecuador's third-place presidential candidate Yaku Pérez and his US-backed party Pachakutik supported coups in Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. His supposedly "left-wing" environmentalist campaign is being promoted by right-wing corporate lobbyists. Ecuador's historic February 7 election could bring a popular revolutionary movement back from the dead and help fuel a new wave of socialist governments in Latin America. The contrast between the two main presidential candidates could hardly be more stark: On one side is a conservative banker backed by …

_____ (2021-02-06). Lessons From The November 2019 U.S.-Backed Coup In Bolivia. popularresistance.org In October of 2020, the Movement Towards Socialism (acronymed MAS in Spanish) returned to power 11 months after the U.S.-backed far-right coup regime of Jeanine àÅñez ousted Evo Morales and his government during Bolivia's November 2019 elections. The MAS party restored majority control over Bolivia's legislature, and MAS candidate Luis Arce won the presidential election by a landslide victory, earning about 55% of the vote against the two main anti-MAS candidates, center-right ex-president Carlos Mesa (who received almost 29%) and far-right Luis Camacho (who received only 14%). | The right-wing opposition h…