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Bolivia

Bolivia: Fundación de un nuevo Partido de los Trabajadores

Bolivia: Fundación de un nuevo Partido de los Trabajadores
Christian Gebhardt Vie, 30/08/2013 - 18:53 Read more...

Bolivia: Foundation of a new Workers' Party

The idea of an independent workers' party has existed within the Bolivian working class movement for a long time but it was finally given shape with the founding of the “Partido de los Trabajadores” ( Read more...

Seize the day! Cochabamba conference is an historic opportunity for our movement

Statement of the League for the Fifth International on the day that the Cochabamba conference on climate change has opened

• No more Copenhagens – build a mass movement to force the great powers to cut their emissions

• Workers, peasants and indigenous peoples – let’s link the fight against the crisis to the battle to save our environment

• Capitalism is to blame – we need socialist planning not market anarchy with its spiralling pollution and inequality Read more...

"We aren't going to wait" - Bolivian workers and peasants confront the right

As we go to press some 20,000 miners, peasants and cocaleros are marching on Santa Cruz, the centre of the Bolivian Right's attempt to seize complete control of the country's vast natural resources. The marchers' declared objective is to retake control of the government buildings, press and TV stations which had been seized by the Right over the past month. Read more...

"We want civil war!"- Bolivian Right rebels against Morales

On August 10, Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, was once again given a massive vote of confidence by 70 per cent of the people. When, on 29 August, indigenous peasant and working-class supporters of Morales' party, the Movement to Socialism, (MAS) tried to hold a peaceful celebration in the Plaza 24 de Septiembre, in the centre of the city of Santa Cruz, a force of thugs organised by the UniÛn Juvenil CruceÒista (CruceÒo Youth Union, UJC), set upon them with sticks and whips. Read more...

Morales must mobilise to crush the Right

Evo Morales was a convincing winner in the recall referendum on 10 August. He won 68 per cent of the popular vote and 95 of the 112 voting districts in the country. The only places in which he didn't win are the cities of states the Media Luna, the half moon as they are called, from the shape they make on the map in the grip of the right-wing. Yet even in these states he got over 40 per cent and in two of them 50 per cent. Read more...

Bolivia: workers and poor defeat right in referendum

President Evo Morales has won more than 63 per cent of the popular vote in Bolivia's recall referendum, a substantial increase on his score in the presidential election in 2005 (over 54 per cent). Even in the Media Luna, the rich lowland areas dominated by the racist secessionists, Morales won more than 40 per cent of the popular vote. Read more...

En Bolivia la élite terrateniente amenaza con una guerra civil: los trabajadores y los campesinos pueden detenerlos

El objetivo de la derecha es simple: obtener el control de las reservas de petróleo y gas del país, y evitar una reforma agraria que golpeó a los más grandes ganaderos agrícolas del país. Read more...