Despite brutal repression, thousands of Bolivians remain on the streets to reject the civic-military coup carried out against the government of Evo Morales
The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation’s massive reserves of this crucial mineral.
President Evo Morales, Vice-President Álvaro García Linera and other government authorities resigned amid escalation of violence by the right-wing opposition
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.
Bolivia’s citizens will vote for their president and legislators on October 20.