Bolivia: the people still stand by Morales and socialism

The right-wing coup government is repressing and criminalising the country’s progressive and popular movements — but their resistance endures, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE

CAMPAIGNING for the “elections” to be held in Bolivia on May 3 is already under way, amid growing evidence that the current coup government is set on “winning” them through manipulation and repression.

Last October’s elections, which Evo Morales and his Movement for Socialism party (MAS) won convincingly, were annulled following the right-wing coup supported by the military and the Catholic Church that deposed Morales and installed Jeanine Anez as self-proclaimed president of Bolivia.
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