Tag: Bolivia

  • Bolivia’s Perfect Storm: Pandemic, Economic Crisis, Repressive Coup Regime

    Introduction The rising toll of diseased and deceased from the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Bolivia particularly hard, in a continent that is now in the lead in global contagion rates. As of August 8, more than 100,000 cases were officially confirmed or suspected in that country, with 3,600 deaths among a total population of just … Keep reading »

  • Elon Musk and the Overthrow of Democracy in Bolivia

    On July 24, 2020, Tesla’s Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that a second US “government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people.” Someone responded to Musk soon after, “You know what wasn’t in the best interest of people? The US government organizing a coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia so you … Keep reading »

  • Bolivia: An Election in the Midst of an Ongoing Coup

    On May 3, 2020, the Bolivian people will go to the polls once more. They return there because President Evo Morales had been overthrown in a coup in November 2019. Morales had just won a presidential election in October for a term that would have begun in January 2020. Based on a preliminary investigation by … Keep reading »

  • Bolivia: The Coup and the Right-Wing Assaults

    Corvin Russell speaks with Kathryn Ledebur of the Andean Information Network and Bret Gustafson of Washington University in St. Louis about the coup, right wing atrocities, and extreme repression currently happening in Bolivia. Keep reading »

  • Origins of the Crisis: On the Coup in Bolivia

    Regarding recent events in Bolivia, some things are simple: Was it a coup? Yes. On Sunday, November 10, the commander-in-chief of Bolivia’s armed forces, General Williams Kaliman, publicly told Evo Morales, a constitutionally elected president, that he ought to resign for the good of the country. There is no other name for this kind of … Keep reading »

  • Lessons from Bolivia: A View from Cuba

    Sad news comes from Bolivia. The coup has been accomplished. Once again, the military has decided the game in our Latin American region, treading on the very Constitution they swore to defend. President Evo Morales and Vice-President Álvaro García Linera resigned. They said it was to avoid further bloodshed. It’s the end of an era … Keep reading »

  • The coup in Bolivia: Five lessons

    Argentine sociologist Atilio Boron offers an important reflection on the coup in Bolivia. Keep reading »

  • Bolivian Horizons: An Interview with Pablo Solón

    Jeffery R. Webber interviews Pablo Solón about the recent elections in Bolivia. Keep reading »

  • The Pope’s Message in Bolivia and to the World

    Report by a Canadian participant In retrospect, it must be said that the College of Cardinals made an astute decision in 2013 when they chose Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as the Vicar of Christ. Pope Francis, as he is now called, has emerged as a world leader in speaking out on the major social and … Keep reading »

  • Bolivia’s Voters Reaffirm ‘Process of Change’

    But Issue Warnings to the Governing MAS Up to 90 per cent of the electorate voted in Bolivia’s “subnational” elections March 29 for governors, mayors and departmental assembly and municipal council members throughout the country. These were the second such elections to be held since the new Constitution came into force in 2009, the first being … Keep reading »

  • Bolivia: Burdens of a State Manager

    In the open­ing salvos of Latin America’s uneven lurch to the Left in the early twenty-first cen­tury, Bolivia dis­tin­guished itself as the region’s most rad­i­cal socio-political ter­rain.[1] Left-indigenous move­ments in the coun­try­side and cityscapes alike threw the state into cri­sis and brought two suc­ces­sive neolib­eral pres­i­dents to their knees – Gon­zalo Sánchez de Lozada in … Keep reading »

  • Bolivia’s Mine Nationalization of South American Silver in Mallku Khota

    On July 7th, 2012 the Bolivian police launched a rescue operation to recover hostages that were being detained by some indigenous community members opposed to South American Silver’s exploration operations in their territories. Despite initial claims made by the police and government about the nature of the death and the other injuries that resulted, it … Keep reading »