Daily Archives: January 5, 2021

2021-01-05: News Headlines

teleSUR (2021-01-04). Bolivia: Political Refugees Can Contest Subnational Elections. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Constitutional Court ruled that candidates with asylum or political refugee status abroad may not be disqualified from competing in Feb. 7 sub-national elections, until a final decision is taken by relevant authorities on each case. | RELATED: | The ruling was approved taking into account a request submitted by Cochabamba lawmaker Freddy Gonzales on December 28, 2020. | He requested precautionary measure…

Fight Back (2021-01-04). Political prisoner Facundo Molares wins freedom! fightbacknews.org Political prisoner Facundo Molares, an Argentinian photojournalist who was incarcerated by the Bolivian Añez regime, is now safely home in his native Argentina. | Molares was arrested during a violent incident between armed forces backing the coup d'etat and protests for democracy in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia on November 19, 2019, two days after the unelected Añez government took over. Molares was documenting the confrontation for the magazine Centenario, but during this incident he had a health crisis and was rushed to the hospital. | The Añez coup regime arrested Facundo in his hospital bed. It is widely…

Mehr News Agency (2021-01-03). Morales hailes martyr Soleimani's braveries. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jan. 03 (MNA) — In a tweet on Sunday, ex-Bolivian president Evo Morales hailed Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani's struggles against imperialism and in defense of the sovereignty of nations suffering from foreign aggression.

The Grayzone (2021-01-02). Top 12 The Grayzone stories of 2020: From Julian Assange persecution to Bolivia coup defeat, corporate war on free speech to OPCW cover-up. thegrayzone.com 2020 was a chaotic year for the planet. While the Covid-19 pandemic dominated global politics, The Grayzone continued shining a light on the machinations of empire, from the persecution of imprisoned journalist Julian Assange to the defeat of a US-backed coup regime in Bolivia, from the growing corporate war on free speech to the OPCW's scandalous Syria cover-up. Throughout the year, The Grayzone's website had more than 5.24 million views and 2.48 million unique visitors. Our small, independently funded team …

teleSUR (2021-01-02). Bolivia's Coup Regime Policies Led to Worst Economy in Decades. telesurenglish.net Flagrant mismanagement of the Bolivian economy during the coup dictatorship of Jeanine Añez was catastrophic, according to year end figures. The economy sank to alarming levels under improvised coronavirus measures, as the regime enforced a near-total paralysis of activities as it scrambled to organize a response. | RELATED: | According to data from the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE), the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)…