Luis Arce Sworn in as President of Bolivia
Luis Arce Catacora was sworn in as president of Bolivia on Sunday, accompanied by thousands of peasants and union delegations. Arce and his vice president made conciliatory speeches and many promises, but profound challenges lie ahead.
Juana RunaNovember 9, 2020
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 TamayoOctober 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 FlakinOctober 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 FerreiraOctober 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.
La Izquierda Diario BoliviaOctober 19, 2020
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 FerreiraOctober 16, 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 CuevasAugust 10, 2020
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.
Left VoiceJune 18, 2020
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.
Left VoiceMay 7, 2020
“Anti-Imperialist Military School” Replaced by One Named After Che Guevara’s Killers
Renaming the school in honor of Guevara's killers is an indication that the Áñez government has openly established the army’s role as a mere auxiliary in the service of U.S. imperialist policies.
La Izquierda Diario BoliviaJanuary 24, 2020