A detailed new analysis conducted by researchers at the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows that the OAS election observers’ audit of Bolivia’s 2019 presidential election failed to prove that the official result was fraudulent.
As campaigning begins to repeat the Oct. 20 election that ended in a coup against former President Evo Morales, it remains far from certain whether this new election, under right-wing President Jeanine Añez, will be free and fair.
2019 presented a complicated and mixed legacy for Latin America. Right-wing governments continued to make electoral in-roads, but popular uprisings against neoliberalism also left their mark on the region, says TRNN’s Greg Wilpert.
Jacqueline Luqman talks to Max Rameau about the relaunch of the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, and the start of a national effort to advocate for community control over the police.
While the spark for each protest might be different, it is not about left and right but the failure of neoliberalism
President Evo Morales, as Bolivia’s first indigenous president, introduced numerous changes to the country to benefit Latin America’s largest indigenous population. The new coup government, however, is seeking to reverse all of these changes.
Bolivia’s social movements and former President Evo Morales support the new elections, but it’s far from certain that they will be fair.
Since the Nov. 10 coup against Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, 32 anti-coup protesters have been killed, and Bolivian media is spreading misinformation.
When the Organization of American States misled everyone into thinking that Bolivia’s presidential elections were fraudulent, it made the coup against Evo Morales possible, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot.