Bolivia: Morales Officially Wins Presidency

teleSUR | October 24, 2019

Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace La Casa Grande del Pueblo in La Paz, Bolivia, October 24, 2019.
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace La Casa Grande del Pueblo in La Paz, Bolivia, October 24, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

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.

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Mexico Condemns OAS Interference in Bolivia’s Elections

teleSUR | October 24, 2019

OAS Chief Luis Almagro, a close ally of the US government.
OAS Chief Luis Almagro, a close ally of the US government. | Photo: Flickr

“No one should interfere in the elections of a country, even less, say when it is not yet concluded. Your job should be limited to technical advice and not try to make binding decisions.”

The Mexican government has criticised the OAS Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) for prematurely raising ‘concerns’ about Bolivia’s elections before carrying out a full audit which the Bolivian government invited them to do.

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Bolivia on alert: Coup plot underway!

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Granma | October 24, 2019

The preliminary results of the elections in Bolivia confirm decisive popular support for the government of Evo Morales. Photo: ABI

The plot is unfolding. The right in Bolivia, based in the department of Santa Cruz, intends to proclaim its candidate, Carlos Mesa, as President, ignoring the results of Sunday’s elections that gave Evo Morales a clear victory – an obvious coup attempt backed by a few governments in the region and that of the United States.

Faced with this situation, Evo issued a call: “To my colleagues and the Bolivian people, to my sisters and brothers, to organize, prepare, and we will defend democracy,” PL reported.

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Díaz-Canel congratulates Evo Morales for electoral victory

GranmaOctober 22, 2019

Photo: twitter.com/DiazCanelB

The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, sent a congratulatory message to his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, for his victory in general elections held Sunday.The Cuban leader, who is currently touring several European countries, stressed that Evo’s victory and the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party is the “victory of a plurinational Bolivia and its work of social justice – broad, deep and progressive. This is a victory for Latin America.”Read More »

U.S. plans to send tanks to Syria oil fields

  | October 25, 2019

The U.S. is reportedly planning to deploy tanks and other heavy military hardware to protect oil fields in eastern Syria.

This would mark the first deployment of U.S. tanks to Syria.

A senior Pentagon official told Newsweek Wednesday that the U.S. is seeking to deploy half of an Army armored brigade combat team that includes 30 Abrams tanks to eastern Syria, where lucrative oil fields are under the control of a mostly Kurdish force. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), will continue to be involved in securing these oil fields, the official said.Read More »

Whitewashing Neoliberal Repression in Chile and Ecuador

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Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, people are rising up against right-wing, US-backed governments and their neoliberal austerity policies.

Currently in Chile, the government of billionaire Sebastian Piñera has deployed the army to crush nationwide demonstrations against inequality sparked by a subway fare hike.Read More »

STEVE BANNON – A PROFILE OF A U.S. APPARATCHIK. FROM CHINA TO THE POPE

by Andre Vltchek

Almost all of the prominent U.S. neocons have been madly snapping at everything and everybody who opposes the Western right-wing dogmas, be they Chinese or Russian leaders, local opposition figures, or, lately, even the Pope.

Individuals like Steve Bannon, often greatly influence leaders like President Donald Trump. Then they fall out of grace, sometimes because of some personal quarrels, and “get fired”. But, regularly, at least some of them, bounce back.

And, even if they do not return to the White House, do they disappear into thin air? Hardly. Their destructive legacy marches on.Read More »

Deep State and Trump

A Journal of People report

Deep State is an important issue in the U.S. politics. Many books and numerous articles have been written on the issue. The issue is hotly debated and discussed.

Recent books on the issue include James B. Stewart’s Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law (2019), Jason Chaffetz’s The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and is Working to Destroy the Trump Agenda (2018), and Jerome R Corsi’s Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump (2018).Read More »