25 Articles by: Denis Rogatyuk

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Denis Rogatyuk works as a journalist and editor at El Ciudadano.

Mexico’s Left Faces a Tough Road Ahead

Mexico’s midterm elections reflected left-wing president AMLO’s high personal approval ratings — but also brought setbacks for his Morena party. If it’s going to drive an enduring process of social change, Morena has to build a member-led organization firmly rooted in local communities.

Bringing Bolivia’s Coup Leaders to Justice Is Essential for Protecting the Democratic Process

The arrest of Bolivia’s post-coup president Jeanine Añez has been denounced by most Western governments. But the legal proceedings against the figures behind the 2019 coup aren’t an act of political persecution — they’re essential steps to protect the integrity of the democratic process.

The Way to Defeat Authoritarian Power Grabs Is Mass Mobilization in the Streets

The protests and occupation of the US Capitol yesterday are a small taste of the kind of brazenly undemocratic power grabs the authoritarian right has executed in countries like Bolivia. Regardless of what actions Trump and his supporters take to cling to power, the response of the Left, labor, and the millions of anti-fascists across the US and world should be the same: mass, ongoing mobilizations opposing them.

The Killing of Orlando Gutiérrez Shows the Violent Threat to Bolivian Democracy

Victory for socialist candidate Luis Arce in last month’s Bolivian election seemed to turn the page on the overthrow of Evo Morales last fall. But the murder of miners’ leader Orlando Gutiérrez just after the election shows that the coup plotters are still a violent threat — and will do all they can to silence working-class Bolivians.

Andrés Arauz Is Refusing to Let Neoliberals Bury Ecuador’s Citizens’ Revolution

After a sustained campaign of judicial persecution, Lenín Moreno’s increasingly unpopular government has barred former president Rafael Correa from running in February’s elections. But radical economist and presidential candidate Andrés Arauz is pushing ahead with his bid to continue Correa’s Citizens’ Revolution — standing defiant against moves to block the Left from standing.

Bolivia’s Socialist VP Candidate: “The Coup Against Evo Morales Was Driven by Multinationals and the Organization of American States”

Bolivia is finally set to hold repeat presidential elections next month, with polls suggesting MAS candidate Luis Arce is set to restore the socialist government ousted in last November’s coup. His running mate David Choquehuanca told Jacobin about the repression MAS has faced and how the party intends to make sure that Bolivians’ democratic choice is upheld.

Bolivian Socialist Presidential Candidate: Last November’s Coup Was About Plundering Bolivia’s Resources

Massive protests last month forced Bolivia’s postcoup government to pledge that elections will take place on October 18. But Luis Arce, presidential candidate for Evo Morales’s MAS party, told Jacobin that democracy is still in danger, with powerful private interests standing to gain from the continuation of the current regime.

“Bolivia’s Coup President Will End up Fleeing the Palace in a Helicopter”

Faced with the Left’s lead in the polls, coup-installed president Jeanine Áñez has suspended Bolivia’s election for the third time. The COB trade union federation has responded with a general strike and road blockades around Bolivia — showing that the country’s mighty social movements will not allow an illegitimate regime to continue clinging to power.

Ecuador’s Neoliberal Government Is Trying to Ban Rafael Correa from the 2021 Elections

Former president Rafael Correa is Ecuador’s most popular politician — yet Lenín Moreno’s government is trying to ban his party from standing in next year’s elections. Faced with a mass uprising against IMF-backed reforms and disgust at his mishandling of COVID-19, president Moreno is using phony lawsuits to thwart the democratic process.