PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE IN BOLIVIA

Subnational elections in Bolivia: another vote of confidence for MAS party

Peoples Dispatch | March 28, 2021

The ruling government of progressive Movement Towards Socialism (MAS)party emerged as the winner of the subnational elections held in Bolivia on March 7. Photo: Agencia Boliviana de Información

The results of the subnational elections held in Bolivia on March 7 confirm the faith of the Bolivian people in the ruling government of the progressive Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party and its transformation project. According to the results of the departmental, regional and municipal elections released on March 22, the MAS is the only party that has a broad presence in all the nine departments of the country.

The MAS won 240 out of 336 mayor’s offices, which represents a majority of over 70% of the country’s local governments. The party secured 13 more mayors than in the last elections held in 2015. Additionally, in 19 municipalities, the victory was consolidated with 100% of the valid vote.Read More »

BOLIVIA IS CHANGING

Bolivia: New Gov’t Sets to Work Undoing Damage Left by US-Backed Añez Regime

Alan Macleod

MintPress News | December 09, 2020

Bolivia Feature

Only weeks after their landslide victory, the leftist Movement to Socialism (MAS) party is already enacting widespread changes to Bolivia in an attempt to undo the damage of one year of military rule. Last November, a U.S.-backed coup removed democratically-elected president Evo Morales from power, placing the far-right authoritarian politician Jeanine Añez in power.Read More »

EVO MORALES RETURNS HOME

A Hero’s Welcome: Inside Evo Morales’ Triumphant Return Tour

Oliver Vargas

MintPress News | November 13, 2020

Evo Morales Feature photo

The return of Evo Morales to Bolivia on Monday, November 9, one day after President Luis Arce’s inauguration, marked the formal end of last year’s U.S.-backed coup. What does his return mean for Bolivia, and for the world? Is he just a former president who the media will turn to periodically for comment? Is he yesterday’s news to his party? The answers to those questions remain unclear, but what is clear is that his three-day return tour was a statement that he intends to provide strong leadership for social movements in Bolivia and abroad.Read More »

EVO MORALES RETURNS HOME

Evo Morales: ‘We Are Now Millions’

teleSUR | November 11, 2020

Bolivia's Former President Evo Morales delivers his speech in Chimore, Bolivia, Nov. 11, 2020

Bolivia’s Former President Evo Morales delivers his speech in Chimore, Bolivia, Nov. 11, 2020 | Photo: Prensa Evo

Former Bolivia’s President Evo Morales arrived in the city of Chimore in the department of Cochabamba this Wednesday, where just one year ago he was forced into exile by coup forces of the Bolivian right.Read More »

EVO MORALES

Evo Morales Will Return to Bolivia On November 9

Evo Morales will return to Bolivia on November 9th, the day after Luis Arce is sworn in as President. He'll then arrive to the Trópico of Cochabamba on the 11th, where he'll be based.

Evo Morales will return to Bolivia on November 9th, the day after Luis Arce is sworn in as President. He’ll then arrive to the Trópico of Cochabamba on the 11th, where he’ll be based. | Photo: Twitter/@Kawsachun News

In a television interview Tuesday, Senator Andrónico Rodríguez of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party said that former president Evo Morales would return to Bolivia on November 9, just after Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca of the MAS are sworn in as president and vice president of the Andean nation.

Rodríguez said that two days later, on November 11, Morales will go to the Tropic of Cochabamba, where he would stay.Read More »

PEOPLE’S STRUGGLE IN BOLIVIA

Bolivia: Arce Repudiates Right-Wing Requests for a New Coup

teleSUR | October 28, 2020

Elected President Luis Arce, La Paz, Bolivia, October 27, 2020.

Elected President Luis Arce, La Paz, Bolivia, October 27, 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @ConElMazoDando

A group of people headed to the Eighth Division of the Army and requested the Armed Forces to take command in Bolivia.

Bolivia’s President-elect Luis Arce and former President Evo Morales Tuesday repudiated minority groups which do not accept the result of the elections and demand the intervention of a Military Junta to rule the country.

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MAINSTREAM MEDIA AGAISNT PEOPLE OF BOLIVIA 

Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov’t Concedes Defeat in Bolivia

MintPress News | October 19, 2020

Bolivia Elections Feature photo

Bolivia’s Movement to Socialism (MAS) party is celebrating what appears to be a crushing, landslide victory in Sunday’s elections. Although official vote counting is far from over, exit polls show an overwhelming triumph for the socialists, and a repudiation of the right-wing military government of Jeanine Añez, who has ruled since the coup last November. At the same time, the corporate press appears less than pleased about the return to democracy for the Andean country.Read More »

VICTORY OF THE BOLIVARIAN PEOPLE

Bolivia Reaches 100% of Vote Count, MAS Reinforces Its Victory

teleSUR | October 23, 2020

Luis Arce during the closing of his electoral campaign, El Alto, Bolivia.

Luis Arce during the closing of his electoral campaign, El Alto, Bolivia. | Photo: Twitter/ @The_Red_Nation

The MAS got a distance of over 26 points against the right-wing Citizen Community Party (CC), presided by Carlos Mesa.

The Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) on Friday reached 100 percent of the electoral count, which ratified the victory of Luis Arce’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) with over 55 percent of the votes in favor.

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