Bolivia

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Celebrate Colonizers. Celebrate Indigenous Resistance.

The people of Chile, Colombia, and Bolivia are taking to the streets to protest austerity, state violence, and right-wing coups. Indigenous communities are at the forefront of these struggles. This Thanksgiving, let’s honor the resistance and strength of indigenous people in the U.S. and around the world who continue to fight against centuries of colonial discrimination, exploitation, and violence.

Bolivian Military Tear Gas Funeral March for Slain Protesters

As the body count rises in El Alto, police forces continue to repress the indigenous population that has refused to acknowledge the racist coup government. 8 people protesting the right-wing coup were killed by police repression on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Bolivian military tear-gassed their funeral procession.

As Bullets Rain Down on Protesters, Bolivia’s Armed Forces Are Granted Full Immunity

On November 15th, Bolivia’s self-proclaimed right-wing transitional government approved a decree that allows the armed forces full license to suppress anti-coup demonstrations. They will be exempt from criminal responsibility for any measures they take to restore order to Bolivia’s streets, including using live ammunition against protesters.

The European Union Supports the Coup in Bolivia

The European Union has recognized the self-proclaimed President of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez. For its part, the European Parliament refuses to describe the civic-military putsch as a “coup.”

Trump Declares Support for Coup in Bolivia

Donald Trump welcomes the coup d’état in Bolivia and urges similar events to take place in Venezuela and Nicaragua. Hands off Bolivia and Latin America!