Podcast: Oliver Vargas on US Election Meddling In Bolivia and the Country’s Indigenous Uprising

Bolivian journalist Ollie Vargas discusses Bolivia’s post-coup election crisis, US support for the country’s right-wing minority, the indigenous uprising and more. 

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Welcome to the re-launch of MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists who the establishment would rather silence. One such voice is independent Bolivian-British journalist Oliver Vargas. He

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Ousted President Evo Morales Says Transnational Corporations, US Gov’t Were Behind Bolivia Coup

In a tell-all interview with Glen Greenwald from Mexico, ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales recounted the US’ heavy hand in fomenting a coup in his country and the reasons behind it.

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Ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales did not hold back on his criticism of U.S. empire in an interview with Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald in Mexico. Morales was overthrown last month in a U.S.-backed coup that has left dozens dead and a country in upheaval. While faces in the White House may change, the same imperialist policies remain in

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Amid a Violent Crackdown, Bolivia’s Coup Gov’t is Trying to Convict Evo Morales of “Crimes Against Humanity”

The new Bolivian government’s apparent grave concern for human rights when it comes to Morales may not ring true when judged against their actions in just three short weeks of rule.

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Bolivia’s new coup government is filing a case at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands, against ousted President Evo Morales for alleged “crimes against humanity.” New Interior Minister Arturo Murillo accused Morales of sedition and terrorism, announcing Friday that the official charges will be forthcoming shortly. The

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Bolivia’s Coup Gov’t Targets Alternative Media as Crackdown Turns Increasingly Violent

Facing increased resistance to its rule, the new “coup” gov’t in Bolivia is purging any potential threats to its authority, including teleSUR and other alternative media.

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Facing increased resistance to its rule, the new “transition” government of Jeanine Añez in Bolivia has begun to purge and censor potential threats to its authority, including in the media. TeleSUR, an international media network that began as a collaboration between left-wing Latin American nations, including deposed President Evo Morales’ Bolivia

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They’re Killing Us Like Dogs: A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help

“The military has guns and a license to kill; we have nothing.” – A Bolivian mother shot by police

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I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral procession on November 21 to commemorate the dead. These are examples, unfortunately, of the modus operandi of the de facto government that seized control in a

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Elizabeth Warren’s Support for Bolivia Coup Consistent With Other Hawkish Foreign Policy Positions

The opposing positions of Warren and her primary opponent Bernie Sanders on Bolivia highlight an increasingly clear policy gap between the two Democratic frontrunners.

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Massachusetts Senator and Democratic Presidential nomination frontrunner Elizabeth Warren endorsed the recent U.S. backed military coup d’état in Bolivia Monday. Warren’s statement carefully avoided using the word “coup,” and instead referred to the new government of Jeanine Añez as an “interim leadership,” effectively validating the new

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