As part of his official agenda, Arce had previously held a meeting with the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Mauricio Claver-Carone, in which they discussed various issues and financial support mechanisms in favor of Bolivia.
Speaking at the session, the Nicaraguan ambassador, Luis Alvarado, reiterated the „firm and unwavering solidarity and support to the people and government of Bolivia, which continues to confront the coup aggression perpetrated by the OAS General Secretariat.“
„Latin America is moving towards a stage of integration based on respect and solidarity among its peoples,“ Arce said, adding that his administration aims to strengthen regional integration through the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
According to local media, among the organizations that will be present at the celebrations are the Single Trade Union Confederation of Peasant Workers and the Trade Union Confederation of Intercultural Communities Native to Bolivia, among others.
These far-right politicians supplied Jeanine Añez’s Interim government with weaponry to repress the pro-democracy protests in Bolivia.
Argentina’s Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were also found to gather information on Morales to destabilize his government.
In a declassified message dated November 13, Lara thanked the then ambassador of Argentina, Normando Álvarez García, for his collaboration and the delivery of 40,000 AT-12/70 cartridges and several types of gas grenades and tear gas.
Thus far, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil have supported the project, cast as „extraordinarily significant for regional integration.“ The officials expect that Paraguay and Bolivia will also participate.
Bolivian activists urged the European Union not to support the right-wing forces in the country. This, as representatives within the European Parliament and from the Spanish party Vox, try to plot actions over alleged human rights violations during the elected government of Luis Arce.
Arce said that his country seeks to strengthen commercial ties with the world’s major economies within the framework of respect for the sovereignty of the peoples.
Yerko Nuñez, Maria Pinckert, Fernando Lopez, and Arturo Murillo are the coup-born regime’s ex-ministers who have fled the country so far to avoid Justice.
On Sunday, former Water Resources Minister Maria Pinckert left Bolivia, three days after the Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant against her over irregularities in her management.
The letter was signed by 12 former presidents, eight former foreign ministers, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and 20 other personalities.
The Andean Parliament (Parlandino) on Wednesday approved a declaration rejecting the interference performed by the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary Luis Almagro in Bolivia’s internal affairs.
A Bolivian court has issued arrest warrants for Jeanine Añez, the former interim president who seized power in a coup d’etat in late 2019, alongside several of her senior ministers, claiming that they are a „flight risk.“
Bolivia’s Central Bank announced on Wednesday that it had returned US$346.7 million to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a loan irregularly managed by the de facto government of Jeanine Añez.
The Prosecutor’s Office ordered the arrest of Bolivian Air Force General Alfredo Cuellar over the massacre that occurred in Sacaba city during the protests against the U.S.-backed coup that took place in November 2019.
The President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, has joined former President Evo Morales for a Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) event in Cochabamba, marking their first get together since Morales’ return.
Arce, 57, was inaugurated in a ceremony in the highland city of La Paz, in front of heads of state from Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Spain, as well as senior officials from Chile, Iran and the government of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro.
The historic inauguration of the MAS-IPSP winning ticket—victorious in the Bolivian general election on October 18 with over 55% of the popular vote—will take place Sunday November 9 in a centuries-old traditional indigenous ceremony.
Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales confirmed on Saturday that he will return from exile on Monday but said that Argentina leader Alberto Fernandez would accompany him „for security reasons.“
For the past several weeks, right-wing organizations have been encouraging violent actions to create chaos and hinder the presidential change of command.
Rodríguez said that two days later, on November 11, Morales will go to the Tropic of Cochabamba, where he would stay.
Rodríguez recalled that last year, on November 11, the president was forced to leave his country after the civil-military coup carried out against him.
The president-elect also warned the Organization of American States (OAS) for its behavior towards Bolivia and urged them to admit its participation in the coup and its complicity in the massacre of hundreds of Indigenous citizens that followed it.
The judicial authorities declared valid a request for freedom filed by Morales’ defense, considering that the ex-president’s fundamental rights were violated.
It was called the „Grand cultural party for the recuperation of democracy“ and incldued the presence of all peoples and nationalities of the country.
Bolivia’s Electoral Supreme Court (TSE) declared Luis Arce, the elected president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and David Choquehuanca as vice-president on Friday after the official vote counting showed that Arce’s party, the Movement Towards Socialism, reached a landslide victory of 55.10 percent of the votes.
Cochabamba’s protesters conducted a sit-in in wheelchairs and crutches, after other demonstrations last week when they marched to the vicinities of the Justice Ministry facilities.
„We have not recognized that government since it was born. We only maintain consular relations because many people are coming and going, especially Bolivians in Argentina, and we do not want to harm them. But the truth is that the level of hostility has been very high,“ said Sola.
The secretary general of the OAS, Luis Almagro, stated publicly that he believed it was a fraudulent election. He also repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that the election was “stolen.” Almagro, in his own bid for reelection as secretary general, appeared to be courting the regions’ right-wing governments
Last Saturday, they traveled to the Tomina municipality to donate fruit and food to families in need. The local authorities accompanied this solidarity action.
The elections were supposed to be held on September 6, but Añez delayed them to October 18. The COB and other social movements are demanding that the election date be set to any day between September 6 and October 18.
Bolivia’s coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez filed criminal lawsuits against former President Evo Morales, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) lawmaker Betty Yañiquez, and the Bolivian Workers‘ Center (COB) secretary Juan Carlos Huarachi.
With the agreement now scrapped along with countless other state projects, and with elections now thrice delayed by the illegitimate defacto authorities, the people of Uyuni and social movements around the country say they’ll continue to oppose the ongoing privatization and are organizing against the return of looting of Bolivia’s natural resources by ruthless and exploitative foreign capital.
Argentine photojournalist Facundo Molares was arbitrarily detained on Nov. 29, 2019, when Bolivia’s coup-born government led by Jeanine Añez was trying to establish itself in power through censorship of independent media.
A close look at Bolivian election data suggests an initial analysis by the O.A.S. that raised questions of vote-rigging — and helped force out a president — was flawed.
In other words, the statistical study conducted by the OAS did not seek to validate or challenge the results, but rather to identify abnormal or suspicious behavior in the trends, in order to guide the work of the other audit teams, which found incontrovertible evidence of manipulation of the election: secret computer servers with the capacity to modify the results, and adulterated tally sheets. Therefore, the General Secretariat of the OAS continues to stand behind the statistical analysis carried out, understanding that its usefulness was only of an instrumental nature within the overall review of the elections.
Once he fled, Bolivia’s first-ever president from the country’s Indigenous population was replaced by a little-known, white, far-right senator, Jeanine Áñez, from the country’s minority European-descendent, Christian, wealthy region. Her new, unelected government promptly massacred dozens of Indigenous protesters and then vested the responsible soldiers with immunity. Seven months later, Áñez predictably continues to rule Bolivia as “interim president” despite never having run for president, let alone having been democratically elected.
The Puebla Group expressed concern over new evidence found in a study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Tulane, Rodriguez, Idrobo, and Kronick, found that the OAS report on the alleged fraud was „deficient,“ based on „incorrect data“ and „inappropriate statistical techniques.“
The crash occurred near the southeastern city of Trinidad, from where the passengers were being taken to the larger transport hub of Santa Cruz, the statement said.
A group of returning Bolivian citizens confronted the Bolivian forces at the border with Chile this week. The Bolivian nationals attempted to go into their homeland after a departure from Chilean territory due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In Bolivia, there are 20 confirmed cases with the COVID-19, which has led to taking actions of contention. However, the postponement of the elections returns the country to the political uncertainty that it went through a few months ago after the coup in Nov., one of the most traumatic events in its recent history with at least 35 deaths and hundreds of wounded killed by the police forces.
Then under Obama, coups changed. They went quiet. In the most cynical of moves, America, the champion of democracy, stopped using violence to undermine democracy and started using democracy to undermine democracy. Legitimately elected leaders began to fall, not to the bullet or bomb, but to coups in the disguise of democracy. The coup evolved into the silent coup: so silent, they were not heard nor noticed.
Camacho’s visit to the United States reopens the revelations that the blog ‚Behind Back Doors‘ published before the coup perpetrated on Nov. 10, 2019, which exposed links between the government of United States and opposition Bolivian leaders.
„Therefore, I recommend to the new generations: If you want to do politics, think about the truth and honesty and think about the country, the people and fundamentally the poorest,“ he said.
Luis Arce, the presidential candidate of the Movement To Socialism (MAS), arrived Tuesday in El Alto (Bolivia) from Buenos Aires (Argentina) to participate in the campaign for the May elections, although he said that “there are no guarantees” for a free and transparent electoral process.
The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement Saturday rejecting the decision of the Bolivian putschist Government to suspend diplomatic relations with Cuba, “claming that the Cuban Government has systematically affected bilateral relations and has been hostile towards the Bolivian authorities”.
This decision was made public on Friday, one day after Hale announced that the U.S. government will send an ambassador to Bolivia for the first time in more than a decade to „restore normal relations.“
The United States intends to send an ambassador to Bolivia to help restore a “normal relationship” between the two countries, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale said in a video statement posted online on Thursday.
The Movement to Socialism ( MAS ) is choosing this Sunday its presidential formula for the elections, which will be held in Bolivia on May 3, with the „firm commitment“ to remain united around single leadership, the democratically elected President Evo Morales said this weekend.
„Bolivians are not anti-anything,“ Bolivia’s Interim Defense Minister Luis Fernando Lopez declared to media in La Paz, while explaining that the anti-imperialist orientation with which Morales launched this academy in 2016 „did not fit with military doctrine.“
The controversial bill must be sent to the Chamber of Deputies, where President Sergio Choque, had expressed days ago that the extension of the mandate is unconstitutional.
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) reaffirmed Thursday that he will not fall to „any provocation“ and ratified that he will not hand over the former officials from Evo Morales government that have been granted asylum at his country’s embassy in La Paz, Bolivia.
Regarding this situation, his Mexican counterpart , Marcelo Ebrard on Wednesday released a statement pointing out „everyone has the right to request asylum for reasons or crimes of a political nature or for those crimes of the common law that have a connection with political motives, whose life, liberty or security is in danger.“
Spain’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it would send a mission to investigate the incident.
In a statement, the Spanish ministry said “the objective of the visit … was exclusively courtesy”, and added it “roundly denies that (the visit) could have been aimed at facilitating the exit of the people granted asylum on the premises”.
Mexico’s Ambassador to Bolivia Teresa Mercado reported that Bolivian security officers harassed Spanish diplomats as they were trying to enter her official residence in La Paz on Friday morning.
Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said it called a meeting for Thursday so that the Bolivian charge d’affaires can “explain the behavior of Bolivian authorities,” the ministry said in a statement.
It added that nine people are being housed in diplomatic facilities in Bolivia under Mexico’s protection.
As part of the dismantling of the inclusive system promoted by the government of Evo Morales, the coup minister said the regulations need to be „repealed or abolished.“
Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez announced Thursday that his government „will not hand over for any reason“ the former president of Bolivia Evo Morales who is in Buenos Aires under refugee status and who on Wednesday received an arrest warrant by the Bolivian Prosecutor’s Office, which accuses him of sedition and terrorism.
The Spanish jurist acquired international renown in the late 1990s when he succeeded in arresting the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
Bolivia’s President in exile Evo Morales Thursday announced that Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzon will represent him in the efforts to invalidate the arrest warrant issued by the coup-born government.
Bolivia will issue an arrest warrant in the coming days against former leftist President Evo Morales, accusing him of sedition, interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Saturday.
Regionalorganisation veröffentlicht Ergebnisse mit dreiwöchiger Verzögerung. Papier lässt Fragen offen. Beobachter kritisieren Schlussfolgerungen
Schon am 30. November hatte die Führung unter der selbsternannten Interimspräsidentin Jeanine Áñez die Einrichtung eines Antiterrorzentrums angekündigt, das Aufgaben ähnlich der polizeilichen Spezialeinheiten übernehmen soll.
“We in the Trump administration will continue to support countries trying to prevent Cuba and Venezuela from hijacking those protests and we’ll work with legitimate (governments) to prevent protests from morphing into riots and violence that don’t reflect the democratic will of the people,” Pompeo told an audience at the University of Louisville, in Kentucky.
On Friday, the Mercosur Parliament’s Human Rights Commission also arrived in Bolivia to make contact with the victims of repression and prepare a report, which will be presented at the session of that regional integration mechanism on Dec. 9.
„The Mercosur Parliament decided that its Human Rights Commission will carry out a public hearing to have a broader vision and elaborate a report,“ Argentine parliamentarian Cecilia Merchan said.
On the day of my scheduled interview with a leftist Bolivian journalist, I learned that he had been disappeared. Every outspoken opponent of the military junta is a target and subjected to charges of sedition.
Interpol’s alert has been turned on for Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. This security alert is intended to „locate, identify or obtain information about a person of interest in a criminal investigation.“
In response to a request made by the Latin American Strategic Center for Geopolitics (Celag), the Organization of American States (OAS) acknowledges that its final report on Bolivia’s presidential elections is not ready yet.
While some may be surprised by its response to the Bolivia crisis, Human Rights Watch’s support for a U.S.-backed right-wing coup is no aberration.
As the Bolivian military’s violent repression of Indigenous anti-coup protesters sparked fears of a full-blown civil war, more than a dozen members of Congress including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley sent a letter Friday condemning the Trump administration for supporting the November 10 ouster of former President Evo Morales and „contributing to an escalating political and human rights crisis.“
Adducing a „grid reorganization“ process, Bolivia’s state-owned cable company Entel on Thursday took TeleSUR Spanish off the air, which represents a new case of press censorship carried out by the coup-born government headed by Jeanine Añez, who self-proclaimed as interim president on Nov. 11.
While some may be surprised by its response to the Bolivia crisis, Human Rights Watch’s support for a U.S.-backed right-wing coup is no aberration.
Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders again described what happened in Bolivia as coup and condemned security forces‘ repression against indigenous protesters.
Helicopters flew above roads around the Senkata gas plant, operated by state-run YPFB, and a heavily-equipped police unit dispersed the crowd with tear gas and bullets, according to protesters, who added that two people were killed and various were injured.
Another protester said that four protesters have been killed but the information could not be confirmed at this point.
As part of her witch hunt against the Left, self-proclaimed interim president Añez said that the MAS does not have guaranteed participation in the next elections, for the Supreme Electoral Tribunal „will have to decide whether or not MAS will participate again.“
„Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All governments must sever relations with this illegal regime.“
The messages, which appear in English and Spanish, all carry the exact same text, beginning with the words, “Friends from everywhere, in Bolivia there was no coup.”
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Three marches have entered the city of Cochabamba already, as they chant for justice and the end of this de facto government that is led by the self-declared president Jeanine Anez.
Last Friday, the Bolivian security forces attacked a crowd of civilians in Cochabamba that were demonstrating in support of the deposed President Evo Morales. The attack would turn into a massacre as nine Indigenous people were killed at the hands of the security forces.
„Unfortunately, some countries subject to the U.S. empire, destroy the integration processes: Unasur a political instance, Mercosur an economic instance, Celag an integration of all Latin America towards the liberation of the peoples,“ President Morales continued.
„The personnel of the Armed Forces, who participate in the operations for the restoration of order and public stability, will be exempt from criminal responsibility when, in compliance with their constitutional functions, they act in legitimate defense or state of necessity,“ the decree reads.
Demnach sind die Mitglieder der Sicherheitskräfte, die „an den Operationen zur Wiederherstellung der Ordnung und der öffentlichen Sicherheit teilnehmen, von strafrechtlicher Verantwortung befreit, wenn sie in Erfüllung ihrer verfassungsmäßigen Aufgaben zur legitimen Verteidigung oder im Notfall handeln“. Zudem können sie „alle verfügbaren Mittel nutzen, die im angemessenen Verhältnis zu den Risiken des Einsatzes stehen“.
Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region, where the US has encouraged separatism. He has courted support from Colombia, Brazil, and the Venezuelan opposition.
By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton
„They have killed our brothers as if they were animals,“ Zubieta said and explained that Añez’s regime is generating „a setback of more than 30 years with respect to the protection of people.“
The dictatorship of Jeanine Áñez and the coup plotters Mesa and Camacho enjoys the complicity of former Albarracín and Villena people to massacre the humble people who march peacefully to return to democracy. They will have to answer for serious crimes against humanity.
Despite the blockade that mainstream media are making to what is happening in the Andean country, expressions of international solidarity with the Bolivian people are multiplying.
In Mexico City, for instance, human rights defenders and social activists on Friday will hold a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in rejection of the coup d’etat, which is being consummated under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS).
Mit Volksversammlungen, Demonstrationen und Straßenblockaden fordern Tausende den Rücktritt der selbsternannten Präsidentin
A coup is a curious thing. Those who make the coup never admit that they have made the coup. They claim that they are restoring democracy or that they are taking extraordinary means to establish the conditions — eventually — for democracy. This is precisely why the definition of the events are so fraught. But all coups are not the same. There are at least two types of military coups — the General’s Coup and the Colonel’s Coup.
Camacho hails from a family of corporate elites who have long profited from Bolivia’s plentiful natural gas reserves. And his family lost part of its wealth when Morales nationalized the country’s resources, in order to fund his vast social programs — which cut poverty by 42 percent and extreme poverty by 60 percent.
This paper presents results from statistical analysis of election returns and tally sheets from Bolivia’s October 20 elections. This analysis finds no evidence that irregularities or fraud affected the official result that gave President Evo Morales a first-round victory.
In addition to whitewashing Áñez, corporate journalists have sought to sanitize the image of the figure widely considered to be the real force behind the coup: Christian fundamentalist multimillionaire Luis Fernando Camacho.
(12.11.19) Hugo Chavez knew this all this. As soon as he won the presidential election in Venezuela he built the necessary forces to defend the state. It is the only reason why his successor Nicolás Maduro defeated the coup attempt against him and is still in power.
Evo Morales unfortunately failed to follow that path.
Commanders of Bolivia’s military and police helped plot the coup and guaranteed its success. They were previously educated for insurrection in the US government’s notorious School of the Americas and FBI training programs.
Luciano Galup, director of the Menta Communication consultancy, denounced that there were thousands of messages against the figure of Evo Morales from accounts that had almost no followers.
Both chambers of the Argentine parliament on Wednesday passed resolutions to condemn the coup d’etat against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales.
Right-wing opposition politicians, however, summoned themselves to a meeting in the former Mining Bank at the Murillo Square, where only people who support the coup are being allowed to enter.
In an absolutely notorious and public way, the Police gathered around the private building to prevent the entry of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) Senator and First President of the Senate Adriana Salvatierra, who under the Constitution is next in presidential succession line after Morales and ousted Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera.
(11.11.2019) Army generals appearing on television to demand the resignation and arrest of an elected civilian head of state seems like a textbook example of a coup. And yet that is certainly not how corporate media are presenting the weekend’s events in Bolivia.
The calls in both houses of the Parliament were motivated by the silence that the Macri administration has maintained so far with regard to the Bolivian events, which Argentinian lawmakers have described as „intolerable facts which cannot be accepted under any circumstances or with any excuse.“
Although Bolivia is not one of the focus countries of Germany’s Latin American activities, Berlin has nevertheless maintained good relations with the white, relatively prosperous Santa Cruz elites. Oscar Ortiz Antelo is currently playing a central role. He is the former administrator of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Santa Cruz, and years earlier had held a leading position with Andina, the Bolivian subsidiary of Spain’s Repsol petrolem company YPF.
Nach dem Rücktritt von Evo Morales hat sich Jeanine Añez zur Interimspräsidentin erklärt – und löste damit neue Unruhen aus. Die USA warnen vor Reisen in das Land.
Emerging from a Mexican air force jet in Mexico City, Morales was met on the tarmac by Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, who embraced the man who has led Bolivia for almost 14 years.
Hours later in a meeting of Bolivian legislators, nobody from the Morales’ ruling party was present to object when Jeanine Añez promoted herself to the head of the Senate, a position that she said put her in line to be the country’s president, since both Morales and his vice president had resigned.
Natural resources always play a key role in such struggles, and Bolivia is no exception thanks to massive lithium reserves, some of which Morales agreed to develop with China earlier this year.
The Sunday military coup in Bolivia has put in place a government which appears likely to reverse a decision by just-resigned President Evo Morales to cancel an agreement with a German company for developing lithium deposits in the Latin American country for batteries like those in electric cars. …
ACISA told German broadcaster DW last week that the company was „confident that our lithium project will be resumed after a phase of political calmness and clarification.“
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday became the second U.S. lawmaker to join the growing chorus of voices across the globe who are condemning the resignation of Bolivia’s socialist President Evo Morales as a „coup.“
„By far the biggest difference between Bernie and the rest of the Democratic candidates is how well versed he is in and how much he cares about the type of international left issues that, say, The Nation writes a lot about,“ said reporter Matthew Zeitlin.
Un avión de la Fuerza Aérea mexicana llegó este lunes a Lima, Perú, desde donde se dirigirá a Bolivia a buscar al expresidente Evo Morales, informó en un comunicado el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores peruano… Esta decisión es consistente con nuestras obligaciones derivadas de la Convención de Caracas de 1954 sobre Asilo Diplomático”.
Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales has boarded a plane to Mexico, where he has been granted asylum, Mexico’s top diplomat said on Monday night
Defendemos las libertades y demandamos el respeto al orden constitucional y a la democracia en Bolivia. El golpe ocurrido ayer representa un retroceso para todo el continente. Buscaremos que se convoque una reunión urgente de la @OEA_oficial para discutirlo. No al silencio.
Bolivia is one of the few South American countries that continues to recognize Nicolas Maduro as the president of Venezuela, breaking with most OAS members. Morales often railed against US imperialism at the UN, most notably at a UN Security Council meeting in 2018 in front of President Trump.
The US Congress funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has a strong presence in Bolivia. In 2018, the NED spent nearly one million dollars on programs in Bolivia, with titles like, „Democratic Development From A Private Sector Perspective,“ „Strengthening Democratic Values,“ and „Building Political Party and Civil Society Capacity for a More Participatory, Competitive Electoral Process.“
With the tag #EvoPresidenteLegitimo, become a trend in this southern nation, the Bolivian community here and Argentines in general express their repudiation of the siege lived by the Government of the president.
The president of the Front for Victory bloc in the Chamber of Deputies, Agustin Rossi, said that in Bolivia there was a classic coup d’etat. The armed forces ordered Evo to resign. ‚
His resignation came after senior army heads asked them to resign amid right-wing violence and coup attempt for weeks since the Oct. 20 elections.
With 99.99 percent of the votes counted in Bolivia, Evo Morales is once again president of the Andean country with 47.07 percent of the votes.
The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) published Thursday night that it only has 0.01 percent of ballots left to officially count.
However, a number of international observers that are in La Paz monitoring Bolivia’s general elections praised the legitimacy and transparency of the process which comes in contrast to proclamations by opposition leaders who have already made declarations questioning the results.
Bolivians will vote in an election on Sunday to decide whether to extend the rule of President Evo Morales to nearly two decades amid a rise in right-wing governments in the region who have been facing major protests in neighboring Chile, Ecuador and Argentina over harsh austerity measures.
„Let’s say it very clearly: the root of the problem is in capitalism,“ said the Bolivian president in his speech at the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations, which began work on Tuesday.
The protesters are opposed to Bolivia’s leftist government led by Evo Morales. They believe that Morales, first elected in 2005, has been in office for too long, despite winning reelection repeatedly by large margins.
Polls indicate that Evo Morales is likely to win yet another reelection in October, Morales is currently almost 20 points ahead of his nearest rival Carlos Mesa, candidate for the neoliberal ‘Citizens Community’ party which has been hit in recent days by splits and racism allegations.
Twenty-one presidents from the linguistically and historically connected nations, who sometimes associate as the Ibero-American countries, signed a letter Monday condemning the Bolivian president’s campaign for reelection, calling on the Organization of American States to intervene.
Before leaving the South American city, Goldberg was accused of conspiring against the government of Evo Morales and declared a “persona non grata” by the state. Washington has denied all conspiracy allegations and has not commented on the pending nomination. However, Goldberg will have to be approved by both the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Upper House and by the plenary.
22.1.2019 Last year, the Atlas of Language at Risk warned that 190 Indigenous languages in Brazil were at risk of extinction. The data, organized by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or Unesco, also indicates that Brazil is the second country, only behind the United States, with the largest number of languages at risk of extinction.
The conference will foster a platform for respectful negotiations between Venezuela and its opposition.
The agenda for the “Montevideo Mechanism” being held in Uruguay on Thursday will be a four part process, foreign ministers said Wednesday.
“Bolivia is heading in a very dangerous direction, aligning itself with illegitimate and illegal regimes, including that of (Nicolás) Maduro in Venezuela. It is important that all parties respect the Constitution of Bolivia, which includes limits on mandates,” said Republican Senator Ted Cruz. The resolution, led by Democratic lawmaker Bob Menéndez, calls on Latin American democracies, including Bolivia, to respect “the peaceful regular transfers of power through elections.”
Right-wing Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Monday that he and several South American leaders, including billionaire Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, are in talks to develop a diplomatic group, Prosur, to counter Unasur (Union South American Nations) begun by former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
Bolivia and Uruguay have rejected interventionist declarations made by the Lima Group against the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.
During a visit to the Bolivian community in Buenos Aires in Argentina, Morales announced a Permanent Registration Abroad Law, a Law of Registration of Dual Nationality Abroad and a programme to give citizens with Bolivian registered cars, who resided in other countries, the ability to access subsidized fuel.
“Your request for a Permanent Registration Abroad Law and the Law of Registration of Dual Nationality Abroad are guaranteed… and the most important thing you asked for, that when you visit Bolivia in a car with Argentine plates you can access the subsidized fuel,“ Morales said at an official event at the Buenos Aires consulate.
El-Ad was invited by Bolivia, currently presiding over the council, to represent Israeli civil society in a periodic session Thursday, October 18, on the state of the Middle East conflict.
The panels were constructed by the Spanish-Bolivian consortium, Emias-Elecnor with $US73.6 million from ENDE and the state’s Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB).
“We are going to implement from next year the universal and free health insurance with the economic resources of the National Treasure, not the money of the workers, just to make it clear,“ said the president.
Sacha Llorenti, the Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations – and the man who called Security Council meeting on Thursday tells RT that possible escalation in Syria without the authorization of UN Security Council would be a violation of international law.