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Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov’t Concedes Defeat in Bolivia

    Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov’t Concedes Defeat in Bolivia

Bolivia’s Movement to Socialism (MAS) party is celebrating what appears to be a crushing, landslide victory in Sunday’s elections. Although official vote counting is far from over, exit polls show an overwhelming triumph for the socialists, and a repudiation of the right-wing military government of Jeanine Añez, who has ruled since the coup last November.…

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Bolivia: First Election Since US-Backed Coup Pits Right against Left, Rich Against Poor and White against Everyone Else

    Bolivia: First Election Since US-Backed Coup Pits Right against Left, Rich Against Poor and White against Everyone Else

Eleven months after a U.S-backed military coup overthrew the democratically elected Evo Morales and his Movement to Socialism (MAS) party, Bolivians will go to the polls on Sunday, offering them a chance to repudiate the coup government of Jeanine Añez, who has ruled the country since last November. The last year has been a period of…

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The Specter of a Fascist Coup by Trump Haunts the U.S. – There’s Worse to Worry About

    The Specter of a Fascist Coup by Trump Haunts the U.S. – There’s Worse to Worry About

Should Trump fail to carry the Electoral College, Noam Chomsky admonishes, “he could send Blackshirts out in the streets… preparation for a plan to try to bring the military in to carry out something which would amount to a military coup.” A New York Times columnist opines: “Put nothing past Trump, not even the destruction of the…

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Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

    Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

Bolivia is heading for a showdown between the government and the people after nearly two weeks of continuous, nationwide protests have paralyzed the country. Demonstrations have grown day on day after the government — who came to power in a U.S.-baked coup last November — postponed the elections for the third time. Ollie Vargas, a journalist who…

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United Tesla Company: Widespread Condemnation of Elon Musk’s Bolivia Coup Comments

  United Tesla Company: Widespread Condemnation of Elon Musk’s Bolivia Coup Comments

Multibillionaire Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk once again proved that he does not know how to keep silent. After being challenged on Twitter about his alleged involvement in the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia last November, Musk responded, “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.” Although he…

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Twitter Targets Accounts of MintPress and Other Outlets Covering Unrest in Bolivia

  Twitter Targets Accounts of MintPress and Other Outlets Covering Unrest in Bolivia

Social media giant Twitter took the step of suspending the official account of MintPress News on Saturday. Without warning, the nine-year-old account with 64,000 followers was abruptly labeled as “fake” or “spam” and restricted. This move is becoming a frequent occurrence for alternative media, especially those that openly challenge U.S. power globally. Immediately preceding the ban,…

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Flights Logs Suggest Bolivia Coup May Have Been Planned in Brazil

  Flights Logs Suggest Bolivia Coup May Have Been Planned in Brazil

Bolivian President Evo Morales was overthrown in a U.S.-backed coup in November. But new details have emerged that suggest Brazil had a larger hand in his ouster than previously confirmed. Argentinian outlet Pagina 12 reports that flight logs of the presidential jet show that on November 11, the day of the coup, the vehicle was not in La Paz,…

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The Botched Infiltration of Venezuela Leaves Guaidó Tainted Beyond Repair

  The Botched Infiltration of Venezuela Leaves Guaidó Tainted Beyond Repair

The latest chapter in the ongoing effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government reads like a bad spy thriller: a group of mercenaries piloted speedboats from Colombia to Venezuela; half of them were killed or captured by Venezuelan security forces immediately upon landing, while the other half – apparently delayed by mechanical issues with their boat…

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How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt?

  How Much Did the Trump Administration Know About the Failed Venezuela Coup Attempt?

The government of Venezuela is claiming victory after a coup attempt led by a group of mercenaries led by ex-Green Berets failed spectacularly Sunday, as the highly trained group’s incursion failed to even make it to the beach, overpowered by local fishermen’s collectives. Eight of the party were killed, and 23 more are in custody, including…

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Trump-Linked Mercenaries Implicate Themselves in Failed Venezuela Coup

  Trump-Linked Mercenaries Implicate Themselves in Failed Venezuela Coup

In what has been labeled a new “Keystone Kops Bay of Pigs,” the latest attempt to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro failed spectacularly, as both American and Venezuelan paramilitaries were immediately overwhelmed when they came into contact with the navy, or even with armed local fishermen’s collectives. Last Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that his plans for “restoring…

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