South America

21.11.2019

31 US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia

31 US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia

We, the undersigned US organizations condemn the civic-military coup in Bolivia and the brutal repression unleashed by the police and military authorized by the self-proclaimed anti-Indigenous “President” of Bolivia, Senator Jeanine Áñez. The regime has burned the Wiphala, flag of the Indigenous nations of Bolivia; decreed an exemption to… »

21.11.2019

Fantomas of the White Man Rage On in Bolivia and Chile

Fantomas of the White Man Rage On in Bolivia and Chile

The genus attributed to Fantomas (Phantoms) has European roots. The great-great-great grandchildren of Europeans push their harm forward from the North American Continent, and their relatives in South America do not want to give up their power or their privileges under any circumstances. In their symbolic figures Uncle Sam and… »

20.11.2019

The Basic Cultural Structure: A Comment from Chile as It Burns

The Basic Cultural Structure: A Comment from Chile as It Burns

By Howard Richards The concept of Basic Cultural Structure (BCS) has many uses. An immediate payoff for peace is that once one analyses the main causes at work in history as structures, not as people, one should (if one is logical) tone down one’s anger.    The world works the way… »

19.11.2019

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia

In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country’s first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing… »

19.11.2019

The Coup That Ousted Morales

The Coup That Ousted Morales

By Dr Chandra Muzaffar Any human being who values justice and freedom would condemn the coup that ousted the Bolivian president Evo Morales on the 10th of November 2019. Morales obtained 47.08 % of the vote to secure a fourth term as president in the election held on the 20th of October. »

17.11.2019

Bolivia: Free Voices against the Police Civic Coup

Bolivia: Free Voices against the Police Civic Coup

“…and that the seditious ones that promote the instability of the Government be taken care of….He who tries to make sedition, from tomorrow, let him take care of himself”… These were some of the warnings that Arturo Murillo, the new Minister of Government of the coup regime, transmitted to the… »

17.11.2019

Chile: There are reasons to be suspicious (or we have already been deceived with a Plebiscite once)

Chile: There are reasons to be suspicious (or we have already been deceived with a Plebiscite once)

By Ignacio Torres Excuse us for coming to put the bitter note to your “Agreement for Social Peace and the New Constitution,” but we recovered the historical memory and we are not willing to be passed over twice. There are reasons to be suspicious. There are people who do not… »

15.11.2019

Studies refute OAS claims of irregularities in Bolivian elections

Studies refute OAS claims of irregularities in Bolivian elections

Evo Morales has been credited with turning his country around. From being the most impoverished in South America he managed to raise living standards, giving priority to education, health, pensions, the rights of the indigenous population and creating mouth watering growth indicators that were applauded even by the most neoliberal… »

14.11.2019

The generation of rupture

The generation of rupture

By Dario Ergas We have been astonished by the manifestation of a new generation that warned of its existence these last few months in Chile. They expressed, subverting the economic and public order, that they do not like the social system in which they live. They manifested and grew among… »

12.11.2019

Tomás Hirsch [Chile]: “If the Government proposes that the current Congress be constituent, it is the worst of the worlds”.

Tomás Hirsch [Chile]: “If the Government proposes that the current Congress be constituent, it is the worst of the worlds”.

The humanist deputy said that President Sebastián Piñera has not understood “the substance of the citizen’s demand” and rejected the option for the current Parliament to draft a new constitutional text. “It is to put the cat to take care of the meat,” he said. Congressman Tomás Hirsch (PH) criticized… »

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