Evo Morales

Evo Morales condemns repression against mobilizations in Colombia

Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales on Thursday condemned the violence recorded since April 28 against the national strike in Colombia, with dozens of deaths. Colombia is suffering what Bolivia experienced in 2003, its people are suffering repression in an attempt…

The legacy of Bolivia’s El Mallku: ‘Self-governance is fundamental’ for indigenous peoples

Written by Ruben Hilari ‘Jiwaspach apnaqasiña’ has become a motto of the Aymara people In Bolivia, the slogan “Jiwaspachaw apnaqasjañasa” (“Self-governance is fundamental”) can often be heard in indigenous Aymara communities—in meetings, assemblies, city neighborhoods, conferences, in the media, and in…

Bolivia: Ex-president Anez to serve pre-trial detention

The former Bolivian leader said on Twitter she had to serve four months “to await a trial for a ‘coup’ that never happened.” Former Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Sunday she had been given a four-month pre-trial detention after she was…

Payments for the poor, taxation of the rich: Bolivia’s left-wing party returns to power

Bolivia elections 2020: MAS, the left-wing party of Evo Morales and Luis Acre claimes a landslide win. With this election victory, the Bolivian population has taught the ruling right-wing elite several lessons. It is a clear rejection of the opression…

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…

Bolivia: Movimiento Al Socialismo’s victory against the coup and the right- wing

Justice is finally done! After a year of the coup, the Bolivian people have once again expressed their will against neoliberalism, its policies and economic interests aimed at destroying their country. The election results arrived at one a.m., after several…

Bolivia: Democratic Election Processes are not Afraid of Observers from Abroad

This is what every serious citizen thought until he read that, even before the team of observers from PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL set foot in La Paz, Bolivia, in view of the upcoming elections, they were receiving threats. And if the current…

Why U.S. Political Scientists Are Arguing That Evo Morales Should Be the President of Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi Three political scientists from the United States closely studied allegations of fraud in the Bolivian election of 2019 and found that there was no fraud. These scholars—from the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University—looked…

Evo Morales denounces persecution against leaders in Bolivia

Former Bolivia’s President Evo Morales (2006-2019) denounced on Monday the de facto government’s political persecution of trade union leader Juan Carlos Guarachi and lawmaker Betty Yañiquez, for bolstering protests against the postponement of elections. ‘We will defend trade union and…

‘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…

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