By Tomas Castanheira, 11 November 2020
The same day Evo Morales returned to Bolivia, the new government installed a pro-austerity cabinet.
By Tomas Castanheira, 7 November 2020
MAS has stated that newly elected president Luis Arce was the target of a bomb attack Thursday night at the party’s La Paz headquarters.
By Tomas Castanheira, 4 November 2020
Last night, a street council called by fascists in Santa Cruz demanded the overturning of the recent election and a military takeover.
By Andrea Lobo, 3 November 2020
Jacobin has sought to present the MAS electoral victory as a sign of a “progressive” tide that renders unnecessary any independent political mobilization of workers.
By Tomas Castanheira, 27 October 2020
The return of the MAS to power in Bolivia is being celebrated by the demoralized bourgeois nationalist parties and the pseudo-left as a political turning point in the region.
By Andrea Lobo, 20 October 2020
The ruling class sees a MAS administration as necessary to politically disarm growing workers’ struggles against its devastating response to the coronavirus pandemic.
By Tomas Castanheira, 14 October 2020
Áñez is using her state position to outlaw the MAS opposition and mobilize fascistic forces among the military against the working masses.
By Tomas Castanheira, 12 September 2020
Latin America this week reached the grim milestones of 300,000 COVID-19 deaths and more than 8 million infections.
By Tomas Castanheira, 20 August 2020
This most recent betrayal of the MAS and COB proves once again they represent the interests of the Bolivian ruling class.
By Tomas Castanheira, 12 August 2020
The demand for the immediate fall of the Áñez regime, brought to power in last November’s US-backed coup, is gaining increasing popular support.
By Tomas Castanheira, 5 August 2020
Since Monday, a movement of strikes and blockades of main roads by workers and peasants has been spreading in Bolivia.
By Tomas Castanheira, 29 June 2020
COVID-19 cases have tripled in Bolivia since the country began reopening economic activities less than a month ago.
By Tomas Castanheira, 15 May 2020
Amid the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez’s self-proclaimed “interim government” is escalating state repression.
By Cesar Uco and Don Knowland, 15 April 2020
In a recent speech, interim President Añez stressed that anyone who violates the quarantine will face the “active participation of the Armed Forces and the National Police.”
By Andrea Lobo, 17 December 2019
Following massacres of workers and peasants and amid the continued hunting down of protest leaders and indigenous people, the COB’s decision is a criminal betrayal of the working class.
By Andrea Lobo, 2 December 2019
Bolivian workers, peasants and youth have resisted with enormous bravery, while the MAS and trade unions have submitted to the coup.
By Roger Jordan, 23 November 2019
With phony rhetoric about Canada’s role in promoting “democracy” and “human rights,” the NDP aids and abets Canadian imperialist intrigue, aggression and war.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 September 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
By Rafael Azul, 15 December 2016
President Evo Morales promised drastic action, in part to distract from his own links to the airline.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.