By Jérôme E. Roos - May 25, 2013
Since May 6, tens of thousands of striking miners, teachers and health workers have been marching through the streets of major Bolivian cities, clashing with riot police, paralyzing traffic, and confronting government officials in front of ministry buildings. A group of miners even set off dynamite in the streets of La Paz during violent clashes last week, while another tried to occupy the national airport to force the state into concessions.
By Nikolas Kozloff - 13 April 2012
Unhappy with the Obama administration's failed war on drugs, which has led to widespread violence and endemic corruption, some Latin American leaders are bluntly calling for the decriminalization of narcotics...Facing dwindling support for the drug war, Obama recently dispatched Joe Biden to Mexico and Central America. There, the vice-president restated tired US opposition to drug decriminalization and promised that the Obama administration would ask Congress for additional funding toward a Central American Regional Security Initiative.
By Bill Van Auken - 27 September 2011
The government of President Evo Morales carried out a bloody crackdown Sunday against a march by indigenous protesters against the building of a new highway through their lands...The assault killed a three-month-old baby, who died of asphyxiation from the teargas. Many others were injured, and at least 37 were reported missing, including a number of children.
By Federico Fuentes - September 19, 2011
WikiLeaks' release of cables from the United States embassy in La Paz has shed light on its attempts to create divisions in the social and indigenous movements that make up the support base of the country’s first indigenous-led government...The cables prove the embassy sought to use the US government aid agency, USAID, to promote US interests.
By Federico Fuentes - August 04, 2011
Recently released United States embassy cables from Bolivia have provided additional insight to the events leading up to the September 2008 coup attempt against the Andean country’s first indigenous president...On September 9, 2008, Bolivian President Evo Morales expelled then-US ambassador Philip Goldberg as evidence emerged that Goldberg and embassy officials had been meeting with several key civilian and military figures involved in an unfolding coup plot.
This book deals with the dances between today’s nominally left-leaning South American governments and the dynamic movements that helped pave their way to power in Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil, and Paraguay.
By Ben Dangl - Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Bolivia's social movements responded to the gas price hike announcement immediately, organizing protests, strikes and road blockades across the country to demand that the government back down...Bus drivers went on strike, and community organizations...marched, attacking government buildings. It was a historically-broad rejection of the policy, with more than just the usual organizations and sectors heading into the streets.
My new book Che Guevara: A Biography has just been released. This book is the most up-to-date biography of Che Guevara now available and is written for a new generation of readers interested in learning about him and his legacy.
In 2009, indigenous peoples throughout the world called for a global mobilisation ‘in defence of mother earth’ on October 12, reclaiming the day that used to be imposed as ‘Columbus Day’. Responding to this call, and the demand for a day of action for ‘system change, not climate change’ issued by the global movements gathered in Copenhagen last year, Climate Justice Action is proposing a day of direct action for climate justice on October 12, 2010.
By DEVIN BEAULIEU - September 4-6, 2009
The head of the [Bolivian] Islamic Center, Mahmud Amer Abusharar, an elderly grey haired Palestinian refugee sitting in his front office appeared humorously bewildered when presented with recent US intelligence and media reports detailing him, among others, in a study of “extremist threats” in Bolivia.
The far right Israeli government (closely aligned to Stephen Harper's Conservatives) seeks to smear Bolivia and Venezuela, as fascist Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman prepares to visit the region.
January 25 in Bolivia was historic. The question is will it really matter?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - The Associated Press
LA PAZ, Bolivia - President Evo Morales announced Wednesday he was breaking relations with Israel over its invasion of the Gaza Strip and said he will ask the International Criminal Court to bring genocide charges against top Israeli officials...Morales' ally Hugo Chavez of Venezuela broke ties with Israel last week.
By ROGER BURBACH - Counterpunch
Evo Morales is the latest democratically-elected Latin American president to be the target of a US plot to destabilize and overthrow his government...[T]he Bolivia coup attempt was a conscious policy rooted in US hostility towards Morales, his political party the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) and the social movements that are aligned with him.
By Federico Fuentes - October 28, 2008
The right's offensive to topple [Evo] Morales, which climaxed with the September 11-12 "civic coup" attempt, has been decisively rolled back by the combined action of the government and social movements.