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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.