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 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
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.
Ana RiveraJuly 25, 2020
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.
Javo FerreiraJanuary 12, 2020
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.
La Izquierda Diario BoliviaNovember 22, 2019