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The MAS Victory, the Coup, and the Fight for Socialism: Interview with a Bolivian Revolutionary

The following is an interview with a Bolivian socialist, Violeta Tamayo, part of the Revolutionary Workers League and the socialist feminist group Pan y Rosas (Bread and Roses) on the recent victory of the MAS in the Bolivian elections.

Violeta Tamayo

October 28, 2020

The Bolivian Elections Were a Setback for Trump, Bolsonaro, and Elon Musk

One year ago, president Evo Morales of Bolivia was toppled by a right-wing coup. But on Sunday, his party won an absolute majority in national elections. The right-wing offensive in Latin America is reaching its limits.

Nathaniel Flakin

October 20, 2020

The Results of the MAS Victory, Explained: Interview with a Bolivian Socialist

Javo Ferreira, a leader of the LOR-CI and editor for La Izquierda Diario, Bolivia, discusses the results of Bolivia’s anxiously anticipated presidential election and how the political situation has changed with the defeat of the coup government and the victory of the MAS.

Javo Ferreira

October 20, 2020

The MAS Victory: An Initial Assessment by Bolivian Socialists

Several hours after the polls closed on Sunday in Bolivia, the preliminary results became known: Luis Arce, the candidate of the Movement for Socialism (MAS), won the first round with 52.4 percent. The right-wing candidate Carlos Mesa got 31.5 percent, and the far-right candidate Luis Fernando Camacho, 14.1 percent. The MAS is set to return to power, after the government of Evo Morales was toppled last year in a coup. The de facto president, Jeanine Áñez, acknowledged the MAS victory. Official results are expected Tuesday. This is an initial assessment by Bolivian socialists.

Fear and Uncertainty as Bolivians Take to the Polls in First Election since U.S. Sponsored Coup

On Sunday, Bolivia will hold its first elections since the coup last November. Right-wing realignments make a second round of voting more likely. The conciliatory policy of the MAS weakens and demoralizes those who want to fight, and it strengthens right-wing objectives. We must prepare the workers and the people to independently organize and mobilize.

Javo Ferreira

October 16, 2020

Repression and Radicalization on the Rise in Bolivia

After the failure of the dialogue between Bolivia’s coup government and social organizations over the past weekend, the anti-government blockades continued, and the government began taking repressive measures on Monday in key places.

Diego Dalai

August 12, 2020

As Blockades Spread Throughout Bolivia, Coup Government Calls Protesters “Murderers and Thieves”

At a press conference on Friday, Bolivia’s Minister of Government announced greater repression against the mobilizations taking place across the country. But the mobilizations will not stop until the coup government is overthrown.

Rodrigo Cuevas

August 10, 2020

Massive Assembly in Bolivia Calls for General Strike Against Election Postponement by Coup Government

A march of thousands of people to Ceja de El Alto in Bolivia culminated in a massive assembly to demand that the general election take place September 6 as originally planned. A large coalition of working class sectors resolved to go on an indefinite general strike until the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) lifts the coup's government's new postponement of the elections.

Juana Runa

July 30, 2020

“We Will Coup Whoever We Want”: Elon Musk Loves Imperialism

Last Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk provocatively tweeted his support for last year’s coup in Bolivia. The tweet reveals the capitalist motivations behind imperialist aggression.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

July 28, 2020