Category: Bolivia

Bolivian labor leader speaks out after far-right coup: Interview with Andrónico Rodríguez

Bolivian labor organizer Andrónico Rodríguez speaks about the far-right US-backed coup, repression of the leftist MAS party, and how the upcoming election may be rigged.

By Wyatt Reed

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Bolivia’s free territory of Chapare has ousted the coup regime and is bracing for a bloody re-invasion

Spending time with the union members of Chapare, who run society in a collective fashion, offers special insights into the resistance to the coup. They succeeded in expelling the police, but now fear a bloodbath in retaliation.

By Ollie Vargas

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Fascist Bolivian coup leader fails in DC charm offensive

On Red Lines, Anya Parampil covers the obliteration of Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho’s big event in Washington, where he was auditioning for US support at the Inter-American Dialogue think tank.

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While Evo’s MAS party regroups, Bolivia’s coup leaders are eating each other alive

Humiliating scandals are destroying right-wing leader Luis Fernando Camacho and the right is fracturing as a more militant MAS party readies for an uphill election battle.

By Wyatt Reed

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‘Sexy tricks’: How journalists demonize Venezuela’s socialist government, in their own words

Journalists revealed to me the tactics they use to sell stories painting Venezuela as a socialist dystopia. One described himself as a “mercenary,” explaining how he aims to please his employer’s funders.

By Alan MacLeod

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How middle class Bolivia learned to stop worrying and love the coup

In and around La Paz, middle class Bolivians have fallen under the spell of the junta’s propaganda campaign against Evo and his supporters. And with a presidential election looming, the country’s elites are battling for power.

By Wyatt Reed

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Con el golpe derechista en Bolivia casi concluido, la junta ahora está persiguiendo a los últimos disidentes que quedan

El día de mi entrevista programada con un periodista de izquierda, me enteré que fue desaparecido. Todo opositor abierto de la junta boliviana es un blanco y está sujeto a cargos de sedición.

Por Wyatt Reed

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With the right-wing coup in Bolivia nearly complete, the junta is hunting down the last remaining dissidents

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.

By Wyatt Reed

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Conspirateurs derrière le coup d’état en Bolivie, formés à l’École militaire des Amériques, ont servi d’attachés dans des programmes du FBI

Les commandants de l’armée et de la police boliviennes ont contribué à la préparation du coup d’état et en ont assuré le succès. Ils avaient été formés pour mener des insurrections dans des programmes de formation de la célèbre École militaire des Amériques et du FBI, tous deux appartenant au gouvernement américain.

Par Jeb Sprague

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Human Rights Watch supports US-backed far-right coup in Bolivia, whitewashes massacre of indigenous protesters

Human Rights Watch refused to called the US-backed military overthrow of Bolviva’s President Evo Morales a coup, and director Ken Roth praised the “transitional moment” against the elected “strongman”

By Alan MacLeod / MintPress News

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