Bolivia

Protests continue across Bolivia as the MAS submits to coup

By Andrea Lobo, 21 November 2019

The response by MAS and the trade union bureaucracy demonstrates that no section of the ruling establishment is willing to oppose US imperialism’s installation of a puppet regime.

Morales’ MAS in talks with Bolivia coup regime on how to quell unrest

By Bill Van Auken, 16 November 2019

The agreement to enter discussions came as masses of workers and peasants continue to stream into La Paz demanding the downfall of the self-proclaimed “interim president.”

Popular resistance mounts against Bolivian coup

By Andrea Lobo, 15 November 2019

Thousands of workers and peasants in Bolivia’s capital of La Paz, the neighboring district of El Alto and in Cochabamba have taken to the streets in defiance of police-military repression.

Canada abets US-sponsored coup in Bolivia

By Roger Jordan, 15 November 2019

Canada’s union-backed, ostensibly “progressive” Liberal government is once again assisting Washington in ousting a Latin American government deemed insufficiently pliant to imperialist interests.

The US-backed coup in Bolivia

By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2019

Backed by Washington, the violent coup in Bolivia has been facilitated by the political cowardice and treachery of the Morales government and its ruling MAS party.

Bolivia’s Evo Morales forced out by coup

By Andrea Lobo, 12 November 2019

After three weeks of protests following the October 20 presidential elections, the imperialist powers and their Bolivian client elite have overthrown the three-time elected government of Morales.

Mass protests spread to Bolivia after a disruption in electoral broadcasts

By Andrea Lobo, 25 October 2019

Workers and youth have joined mass protests across of hundreds of thousands across all the major cities, including working class areas and pro-Morales strongholds like Cochabamba.

Fires consume more than 4.2 million acres of Bolivia’s forests

By Cesar Uco, 10 September 2019

A decree to expand deforestation for livestock and the agribusiness sector was a betrayal of the campaign promises made by President Evo Morales and his MAS ruling party.

100 Bolivia forest fires and Morales

10 September 2019

Bolivia’s biggest mine and public health sector go on strike

By Andrea Lobo, 20 August 2019

Miners in San Cristobal, striking doctors and the entire, restive working class in Bolivia are coming into conflict with the Morales government, MAS and the trade unions.

Bolivia’s Morales and Brazil’s Bolsonaro collaborate in rendition of Cesare Battisti to Italy

By Bill Van Auken, 16 January 2019

Bolivia’s role in what amounted to an extra-judicial rendition is emblematic of the sharp rightward turn of what remains of Latin America’s “Pink Tide” governments.

Bolivian doctors strike ends amid turmoil over Morales’ bid for fourth term

By Cesar Uco, 8 January 2019

The doctors strike is an expression of the larger problem of pervasive poverty in Bolivia and the continuing turn by the MAS government to the right.

Demonstrations in Bolivia hit court decision allowing Evo Morales to run for fourth term

By Cesar Uco, 11 December 2018

The court’s decision backed Morales’s bid to override a 2016 referendum in which 51.3 percent of the voters rejected the Bolivian president’s bid for another term.

Bolivia’s Evo Morales marks 12 years in power amid mounting social struggles

By Tomas Rodriguez, 1 February 2018

The stunning rise in profits generated by the financial sector under the Morales government stands in stark contrast to the conditions confronting the masses of Bolivians.

Lessons from the Pink Tide period

Jacobin defends bourgeois rule and US imperialism in Latin America

By Eric London, 27 July 2017

Jacobin magazine’s spring edition, titled By Taking Power, addresses “both the accomplishments and the shortcomings” of Latin America’s Pink Tide.

In the wake of the Chapecoense tragedy, Bolivia arrests airline and government officials

By Rafael Azul, 15 December 2016

President Evo Morales promised drastic action, in part to distract from his own links to the airline.

Bolivians reject fourth term for Evo Morales in constitutional referendum

By Neil Hardt, 24 February 2016

The “no” vote, which prevents Morales from running in 2019, took place in the midst of escalating social and geopolitical tensions in the impoverished Andean country.

Pitched battles between miners and police in Bolivia’s capital

By Bill Van Auken, 24 July 2015

Miners from the city of Potosí have besieged the capital to demand that the government of Evo Morales take measures to offset effects of the end of the raw materials boom.

Bolivian government violently represses indigenous protest

By Bill Van Auken, 27 September 2011

The government of President Evo Morales carried out a bloody crackdown against a march by indigenous protesters against the building of a new highway through their lands.

Bolivian unions end strike against Morales government

By Luis Arce, 28 April 2011

Faced with the danger of the strike turning into a political confrontation with the government of President Evo Morales, the union leadership hurried to reach an agreement and bring the struggle to an end.

Bolivian workers strike against government salary decree

By Bill Van Auken, 15 April 2011

Thousands of Bolivian teachers, miners and other workers have carried out strikes and mass protests for more than a week in opposition to the government’s attempt to limit wage increases.

Bolivia’s Morales confronts general strike over food prices

By Bill Van Auken, 22 February 2011

After five years in office, the government of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales faced a nationwide general strike last Friday amid a growing popular rebellion against rising food prices.

Bolivia: Morales wins landslide re-election

By Bill Van Auken, 8 December 2009

Bolivian President Evo Morales won re-election by a landslide Monday, though the results exposed the continuing division of the country between the impoverished, predominantly indigenous highlands and the wealthier lowland regions.

Washington imposes sanctions on Bolivia

By Rafael Azul, 1 October 2008

The Bush administration has imposed fresh sanctions on Bolivia in retaliation for the decision of the country’s president Evo Morales to expel the US ambasssador and close down US programs in the country.

Latin American presidents meet with Bolivia on brink of civil war

US ambassador an expert in partition

By Rafael Azul, 16 September 2008

The presidents of nine Latin American nations assembled in the Chilean capital of Santiago Monday for an emergency summit of the recently created Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) to deal with the crisis in Bolivia.