Protests against the civic-military coup have been growing in strength across the country and security forces have responded with brutal repression
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the ongoing coup efforts in Bolivia where president Evo Morales was forced to resign after the military also joined the right-wing’s attempts.
Bolivian president Evo Morales resigned after the army backed a right-wing coup amid an atmosphere of violence and intimidation by the opposition. Vice-president Alvaro Garcia Linera also resigned
Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad denounce the escalation of the coup attempt against democratically elected President Evo Morales
Violent opposition groups kidnapped and humiliated the mayor of Vinto, physically assaulted women during a march and forced a peasant leader to kneel down and beg for his life
Massive mobilizations are taking place in different Bolivian cities in defense of re-elected president Evo Morales and his party Movement Towards Socialism (MAS).
President Evo Morales emerged victorious in the first round of presidential elections in Bolivia held on October 20 but the opposition is set on rejecting the results
President Evo Morales clinched a first round victory in a very close race and will now assume Bolivia’s presidency for a fourth consecutive term
The reaction from the right-wing following Sunday’s elections has been to reject the results and call for violent mobilizations
Though the vote counting has not finished, the Bolivian right has already declared that a run-off is inevitable and any other result would be considered fraud
President Evo Morales is hopeful that he will win the general elections without a second round after the counting of the remaining 17% of the votes
As Bolivia goes to vote on October 20, we look at the key candidates, the record of president Evo Morales since coming to power in 2006, and the regional implications of the verdict.