2021-08-21: News Headlines

Staff (2021-08-21). Bolivia charges ex-President Anez with 'genocide' over death of protesters in 2019. rt.com Bolivia's former interim president, Jeanine Anez, has been charged with genocide and other crimes over the deaths of 20 people who protested the ousting of the country's longtime socialist leader, Evo Morales, in 2019. | The charges against Anez, who seized power in the Latin American nation for a year, have been "provisionally classified as genocide, serious and minor injury, and injury followed by death," Attorney General Juan Lanchipa announced on Friday. | According to Bolivian law, the ex-president could face 10 to 20 years in prison if found guilty. | The accusations relate to two rallies in the town of…

Ben Norton (2021-08-20). Latin American Socialists Unite with Axis of Resistance Against Western Imperialism. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton — Aug 17, 2021 | The leftist governments of Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Bolivia have found a key strategic ally in Iran, the heart of the Axis of Resistance. | Revolutionary socialist movements in Latin America are developing closer relations with anti-imperialist resistance forces in West Asia, building a united front against Western aggression and exploitation. | This budding alliance is an extremely important development in the struggle against an authoritarian international political and economic system that is essentially a global dictatorship, ruled by the United States and its junior…

Staff (2021-08-20). SOUTHCOM Now Claims to Support 'Diplomatic Exit' in Venezuela (Mexico Talks). orinocotribune.com According to reports by news agency EFE, Craig Faller, head of the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), said that he "fully supports a diplomatic exit" in Venezuela. Faller made the comments at the inauguration of the South American Defense Conference in Miami this Tuesday, August 17, where representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, and Uruguay were present. Bolivia did not participate. | Faller claimed that Venezuela's issues are of a political and diplomatic nature, and did not pass up the opportunity to deride President Nicolás Maduro, whom he desc…

teleSUR (2021-08-20). UN Greets Expert Report on the 2019 Coup in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) welcomed the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) report on human rights violations against the Bolivian people during Jeanine Añez's coup-born regime in 2019. | RELATED: | "The conclusions of the GIEI report, which is the result of eight months of rigorous work, are in line with the report published by our offi…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-08-20). GIEI's report confirms human rights violations were committed during 2019 coup in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org The Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts in its report, confirmed that the coup installed regime led by far-right de-facto president Jeanine àÅñez was responsible for massacres, torture, persecution, illegal detention and summary executions of those who took to the streets in rejection of the coup in November 2019…

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