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2021-10-06: News Headlines

teleSUR, him, JL (2021-10-06). Exfuncionarios de facto en Bolivia involucrados en Pandora Papers. telesurtv.net La investigación devela que 293 ciudadanos bolivianos están vinculados a 130 cuentas offshore, en cinco paraísos fiscales diferentes.

Staff (2021-10-05). Bolivian police retreat after coca leaf farmers storm market in La Paz (VIDEOS). rt.com Thousands of coca leaf growers seized the main market in Bolivia's capital, La Paz, on Monday after a week-long dispute over its control. Police used tear gas in an effort to stop them. | Riot police fired volleys of tear gas, while protesters hurled stones and firecrackers, and used large garbage containers to set up makeshift barricades. | Security forces were ultimately forced to retreat as farmers from a group called the Self-Defense Committee took over the market in the Villa Fatima neighborhood, where 90% of the country's legal coca leaf is traded, according to the UN. | AFP reported that two protesters…

teleSUR (2021-10-05). Bolivian Right-Wingers Prepare National Strike. telesurenglish.net During a meeting carried out in Santa Cruz, "New Group of Unity for Freedom and Democracy" anounced a nationwide strike on Oct. 11. This right-wing organization rejects the Law Against the Legitimization of Illicit Earnings. | Related | The Group also demanded the restitution of police officers involved in the 2019 coup d'etat and the cessation of the "political persecution" against the Cochala Youths Resistance, which i…

_____ (2021-10-05). On Rituals And Revolutions In The Mines Of Bolivia. popularresistance.org The small K'illi K'illi park sits at the top of one of the hillsides cradling the valley that is home to Bolivia's administrative capital La Paz, providing a striking view of the city below. To the east lies Illimani, a towering, snow-covered mountain. Below and to the west is the tree-lined Plaza Murillo, home to the seat of government and the site of dozens of coups and countless protests. Across the valley, set on the sweeping plains of the altiplano, is El Alto, a booming home to millions of largely Aymara working-class people. | The hills hold the rich past of this city in the clouds. Indigenous rebel Túpac…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-10-05). Bolivian movements to mobilize in defense of Wiphala flag and president Arce's government. peoplesdispatch.org The mobilizations have been called in rejection of a march and a national strike called for by the far-right organizations against the national government, as well as against the insults to the Indigenous Wiphala flag by supporters of far-right leader Luis Fernando Camacho…

teleSUR, drl, JCM (2021-10-05). Nuevo mando militar boliviano toma posesión. telesurtv.net El presidente Luis Arce posesionó al nuevo mando, encabezado por el general A. García Lara como nuevo comandante en jefe.

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