Bolivia

Coup Leaders Postpone Elections in Bolivia Again

Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has approved the postponement of the general elections for the fourth time; this time bringing them to October 18. Peasant unions and federations as well as the Bolivian Workers’ Central have declared an emergency and announced mobilizations.

Bolivia’s Coup Leader Jeanine Áñez Has Coronavirus

Jeanine Áñez announced on Twitter that she has tested positive for the coronavirus. The country is in the midst of a huge health crisis as a result of the pandemic and severely lacks the infrastructure to handle it.

People are Dying in the Streets: Interview With a Bolivian Socialist

Left Voice spoke with Juana Runa, a member of the Liga Obrera Revolucionaria – Cuarta Internacional (LOR-CI) and Bread and Roses in Bolivia, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia and the insufficient response by the current interim coup government.

Violeta Tamayo: “Against the Coup in Bolivia, the Working Class Will Find a Way Out of the Crisis”

As part of the Trotskyist Fraction’s international rally this May Day, Violeta Tamayo, a member of the Revolutionary Workers League of Bolivia, explains how the right-wing coup against Evo Morales has exacerbated the coronavirus crisis and increased repression against the working class and oppressed sectors. She speaks about the brave resistance of Bolivia’s working class and women’s movement in the face of immense repression and persecution.

The Right Wing Advances in Militarized Bolivia

Thousands of military and police are controlling the streets of Bolivia in preparation for mobilizations on January 22, the anniversary of the Bolivian constitution and the date on which Evo Morales would have finished his term as President.

Coup and Resistance in Bolivia

The coup against Evo Morales spells disaster for peasants, workers, and indigenous people. But the popular resistance shows the potential to overturn it.

Evo Morales Condemns the Arrest of Left Voice Collaborator

Ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales condemns the arrest of journalist Carlos Cornejo, artist Leonel Jurado, and student Andrea Mamani. The journalist is a collaborator for La Izquierda Diario of which Left Voice is a member.

The Return of the Indigenous Struggle in Bolivia

The resistance to the right-wing coup in Bolivia has developed under the banners of the indigenous peoples. The working class needs to take up these demands as its own. We publish here the prologue to the third edition of Javo Ferreira’s book Comunidad, indigenismo y marxismo (Community, Indigenism, and Marxism).

Bolivia: Class Struggle and Strategic Positions

The confrontations in Bolivia since the recent coup raise the issue of how the working class can best mount its resistance. Just as history has always shown, targeting the strategic positions workers hold in production, services, and transport likely is the key—and offers the potential to unlock a more profound, revolutionary path.