Bolivia coup

Why Bolivia’s Democratic Comeback Election That Overthrew a Coup Offers Hope for the U.S.

Bolivians faced a coup one year ago. But in recent peaceful elections, the power of democracy swept the socialist leadership back into power. By Sonali Kolhatkar Bolivia’s Movement for Socialism (MAS) party is celebrating. A year after a right-wing coup…

‘We Will Coup Whoever We Want’: Elon Musk and the Overthrow of Democracy in Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano On July 24, 2020, Tesla’s Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that a second U.S. “government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people.” Someone responded to Musk soon after, “You know…

Face 2 Face with Flavia Fontes

On this show we speak with filmmaker Flavia Fontes about the current unrest in South America. The region is facing a crisis and a very uncertain future, as seen in the raging opposition to Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno, Chilean’s fiery…

After Evo, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation’s massive reserves of this crucial mineral. Bolivia’s president Evo Morales was overthrown in a military coup on November 10. He is now…

“They’re killing us like dogs” – A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help

By Medea Benjami I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral procession on November 21…

‘Nothing But Disdain for Democracy’: Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia

Rather than supporting a military coup, our government should make it clear that the unconstitutional removal of an elected president is unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams As the Bolivian military’s violent repression of Indigenous anti-coup protesters sparked…