Bolivian Opposition Insists on Attacking Evo Morales

La Paz, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian opposition is insisting on its attack on the reelection of President Evo Morales in the general elections in October, although it has not presented a concrete government proposal to voters.

'A government plan cannot built in the time left (to present proposals), which is one and a half month, the government plan is deeper,' House of Senators Speaker Adriana Salvatierra said recently on the program Polemica, broadcast by Bolivia TV.

The lawmaker noted that the actions by opposition leaders and politicians seek international support, especially from the United States and neoliberal governments in the region, to prevent the candidacy of President Morales.

'They have made slogans and hatred a political stance,' said Salvatierra, who pointed out that so far, no one knows a single proposal from those opposition candidates to develop the country.

On the contrary, as denounced by the speaker of House of Deputies of Bolivia, Victor Borda, they repeatedly violate national dignity and sovereignty by resorting to international bodies and other States with the only interest of returning to power.

'That is to underestimate our capacity, our dignity as Bolivians,' Borda told reporters.

For his part, Presidency Minister Juan Ramon Quintana assured that the right wing comes from the 19th-century oligarchy, which mutated into the 20th century, an antinational oligarchy with a class expression that has historically looked down on the people of this South American nation. All 13 years of the Evo Morales Government constitute his biggest strength for the elections, because he shows achievements such as the improvement of the quality of life of Bolivians, the country's political and social stability, and economic accomplishments recognized by international agencies.

On October 20, people will decide on Bolivia's destiny in the polls. Bolivians, and only they, must bet on the continuity of the Democratic and Cultural Revolution headed by President Evo Morales, or on the return to a past of corruption and poverty.

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Bolivia's Evo Shows Support for US Presidential Hopeful Sanders

President Evo Morales says he has the utmost confidence in Bernie Sanders's candidacy bid for the 2020 election.

Bolivian President Evo Morales is ready to back U.S. 2020 electoral hopeful, Bernie Sanders, a supportive tweet revealed Sunday.

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Morales cheered Sanders from social media, writing, “We salute the brother @BernieSanders. The media claims he is taking great strides toward the presidential candidacy #EEUU.

“We are confident that this progressive politician will have strong support from the American people. The Democratic revolution is done with votes,” the Bolivian president wrote.

This Saturday Sanders launched his election campaign during a rally in New York, promising economic, racial and social justice as part of a necessary political revolution in the United States.

Sanders tweeted, “Today, I want to welcome you to a campaign which says, loudly and clearly, that the underlying principles of our government will not be greed, hatred and lies. It will not be racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia and religious bigotry. That is going to end. #BernieInBrooklyn.

"Our campaign is about creating a government and economy that works for the many, not just the few," Sanders said in the email, asking for 1 million people to sign up to start the effort.

Sanders, a political independent and democratic socialist who caucuses with Democrats in the Senate, said he would push in his campaign for many of the same issues that powered his 2016 bid and resonated with younger voters, including universal healthcare, raising the minimum wage, and free public college tuition.

The senator from Vermont launched his insurgent 2016 candidacy against Clinton as a long shot, but ended up winning 23 state primary contests and pushing the party to the left, generating tension between its establishment and liberal wings that has to now still not entirely abated.

This time around, Sanders has been among the leaders in opinion polls of prospective 2020 candidates, but he faces a field more heavily populated with other liberal progressives touting many of the same ideas he brought into the party mainstream. That could make it harder to generate the same level of fervent support as four years ago.

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Evo Morales Wishes Daniel Ortega a Happy Birthday

La Paz, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday wished his Nicaraguan peer, Daniel Ortega, a happy birthday, and ratified his support for the struggle by that Central American country against political destabilization efforts.

'We send a strong hug to brother Daniel Ortega on his birthday. Happy birthday, comrade, and remember that you are not alone in the struggle against imperialism and the elites that are attempting against the Sandinista Revolution that liberated #Nicaragua', Morales wrote on his Twitter account.

Ortega was born on November 11, 1945, in the city of La Libertad, in the department of Chontales, some 175 kilometers from Managua.

The Nicaraguan Government and people are currently struggling for peace, stability and the security of productive, economic and commercial activities, after a failed coup d'état by the right wing that caused deaths, destruction and terror in the country.

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Bolivia's Morales: US VP Pence Leading Campaign Against Leftist Latin American Governments

Morales expressed concerns about the covert tactics implemented by the United States government to undermine governments in Latin America.

Bolivian President Evo Morales spoke to RT the United States' campaign against Latin American governments who dared to stand against the country’s hegemony and imperialism Tuesday.

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"There are no military coups taking place in Latin America anymore, as coups are now happening through congresses and courts. It's yet another mechanism used by the United States to deal with presidents fighting against imperialism," Morales said.

If these measures falter, Morales says, the U.S. resorts to provocations and talks about military intervention when it cannot bend Latin American governments and leaders to their will. According to Morales, an example of this can be seen in the U.S. treatment of Venezuela, where they have called for a military intervention claiming that democracy and democratic principles have been undermined.

"And this has been happening throughout our history. That's how they (the US) invaded Libya and Iraq. This is the same for all coups on different continents. Therefore, we must protect sovereign states and our natural resources," the Bolivian leader explained.

On Friday, Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State said that the U.S. is preparing to take a series of actions to increase pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

“You’ll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership folks, who are working directly against the best interest of the Venezuelan people… We’re determined to ensure that the Venezuelan people get their say,” Pompeo said in a reference to the May 2018 elections which Maduro won but the Trump administration refuse to recognize despite assurances by international observers who were present during the electoral process.

Since then, the U.S. government imposed multiple unilateral economic and financial sanctions on Venezuela forcing the country to face an unprecedented economic crisis.  

Morales also expressed his dismay over the international reaction to moves against the governments of Cristina de Kirchner in Argentina, Dilma Rousseff in Brazil, and Rafael Correa of Ecuador. At present all the three countries are led by U.S. backed governments and the ex-leaders are facing various charges.

"There are some serious problems in Latin America. In Argentina, Brazil, and Ecuador, the presidents, who used to be the guarantors of the sovereignty and dignity of the people, are now being subjected to political persecution," Morales said.

Last week, leftist legislators of Eurolat, Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly issued a 25 point statement from Vienna rejecting the imperialist intervention by the U.S in Latin American countries.

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Bolivia's Evo Morales: 'We Are Close to Returning to The Sea'

President Evo Morales considers that Bolivia's demand, for a sea access, at The Hague's International Court of Justice is "on track."

Bolivian President Evo Morales spoke, in a keynote address in Villa Tunari in Cochabamba, addressing Bolivia's maritime request submitted to The Hague's International Court of Justice (ICJ), stressing that the world's social movements supported the country's bid.

RELATED: Bolivia's Morales Asks for 'Just and Accurate' Ruling in Sea Access Claim

"We are very close to our return to the Pacific Ocean, thanks to the Bolivian people. We hope this unity will continue in the battle to recover what is ours," said Morales, also noting that Chile must comply with the promises made so Bolivia could have a sea access.

President Morales said that "between October, November, maximum December there will be a ruling and any failure of the ICJ will be in compliance if we are States that recognize rights." During the event, former President Eduardo Rodriguez Veltze, Bolivian representative at The Hague's ICJ, was also made remarks.

Pdte. @evoespueblo desde Villa Tunari:"Recuperamos los recursos, recuperamos la patria, tenemos la nueva Bolivia. Ahora nos toca recuperar la salida al mar con soberanía y estamos muy cerca". pic.twitter.com/XmPsAN2m1P — Min. de Comunicación (@mincombolivia) August 26, 2018

President Evo Morales from Villa Tunari: "We recovered the resources, we recovered our motherland, we have the new Bolivia. Now it is the time to recover the sea with sovereignty and we are very close."

The president stated that Chile violated Bolivia's sovereignty in 1879 invading Bolivia's territory and stealing over 400 kilometers accessing the Pacific Ocean. In addition, he clarified that Chile failed to comply with the Treaty of 1866 that recognized the exit to the sea for Bolivia.

"We are with the truth, we are asking for justice to be done". Morales also welcomed the work of the international legal team and the experts who are championing the cause.

In 2013, Bolivia submitted the request at the ICJ in an attempt to restore part of the territory and garner "sovereign access" to the waters it lost. The action aimed to force Chile into negotiations, arguing that they had previously offered talks which were later retracted. 

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Evo Morales Rejects Militarization of Bolivia-Argentina Border

On August 17, the Argentine Government set up a military base in the border city of La Quiaca, near Bolivia, framed in the plan for a reform of the Armed Forces.

On Thursday, Bolivian President Evo Morales rejected the militarization of the Bolivia-Argentina border that President Mauricio Macri has ordered. The Bolivian president said that the Argentine Government seeks to intimidate and frighten the Bolivian people, but noted that this action does not scare them.

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Morales said that Argentina's move aims to rattle Bolivia. "They will try to scare us; We are not going to be scared, we are a united people, with social forces. They will try to intimidate us, they will not be able to," he said during a Public event in Chuquisaca, Bolivia.

The president said that he does "not agree with what Argentina did these last days, militarize the border with Bolivia, in La Quiaca, in front of Villazon." 

On August 17, the Argentine Government set up a military base in the border city of La Quiaca, near Bolivia, framed in the plan for a reform of the Armed Forces which is promoted by the country's executive to carry out internal security tasks. However, the Argentine Ambassador to Bolivia, Normando Alvarez, confirmed that an Argentinian military base will be installed in Abra Pampa, Jujuy Province, 70 kilometers away from the border with Bolivia.

Social and other media reports claimed that the United States had planned to open a military base in Argentina, near the border with Bolivia, in order to fight against drug-trafficking and terrorism. But, the Argentinian Government has denied the allegation.

"No, they are inventions; why do we need the United States military if we have professional military forces that can calmly develop their task," the ambassador remarked.

"NATO and U.S. military bases are synonymous with theft, synonymous with looting, confrontation, war. We have profound differences with the capitalist system, with North American imperialism, but for that we need unity. If we are united nothing is going to stop our process of change," Bolivian President Morales commented.

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Bolivian president Evo Morales greets Raúl Castro on social media, praises Cuba's solidarity

Havana, July 31 (RHC)-- Bolivian President Evo Morales made use of social media to greet the First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party Raúl Castro and commend him and the entire Cuban people for their solidarity with other peoples around the world.

Writing on his Twitter account, Evo Morales said Raúl, just like his brother -- Revolution leader Fidel Castro -- are examples to other revolutionaries all over the world, as strong promoters and defenders of the inalienable right of every people and nation to their independence and sovereignty. “They both have taught us that people's dignity and sovereignty are never for sale.”

Evo Morales participated recently here in Havana in the 24th Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum, during which the participating representatives of left-wing political parties, progressive forces and social movements in the region expressed their support for his candidacy for presidential elections in Bolivia in 2019.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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Evo Morales Thanks Sao Paulo Forum for Support for 2019 Candidacy

La Paz, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed gratitude for the support from the 24th Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum for his candidacy for a new term in his country''s elections in 2019.

In a message on his Twitter account, Morales thanked the Latin American left for its support in the Havana Declaration.

We welcome the resolution of the 24th Sao Paulo Forum, which supports the constitutional candidacy of authorities for the peoples' self-determination by the American Convention. In democracy, it will be the people that will decide to give continuity to economic growth and to improve what has been achieved, Morales wrote.

The Bolivian president also welcomed that the final document of the meeting calls on Bolivia and Chile to find a solution to Bolivia's access to the sea on the basis of dialogue and international law.

We thank the resolution of the 24th Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum that calls on Chile and Bolivia to find a solution to the maritime confinement with dialogue and respect for international law for the integration of our peoples. The Hague's ruling must unite us, instead of dividing us, the head of State said in another Twit.

On Tuesday, the participants in the 24th Meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum closed the event with a declaration that, among other issues, supports the candidacy of Bolivian President Evo Morales to run in the 2019 general elections, and calls to solve the Chilean-Bolivian maritime dispute peacefully.

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