Evo Morales has accepted his victory, addressing a large crowd outside the governmental palace.
On Sunday night, President Evo Morales and Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera along with ministers as well as union and social movement leaders, addressed the crowd - large despite a ban on public transport in effect until midnight - from the balcony of the governmental palace.
Morales thanked the crowd for their support, saying, “We continue to grow, we have looked over the preliminary results and we have grown in all states, and in 8 states we won elections.”
"There is a deep feeling, not just in Bolivia, but in the Americas, of freedom, of a triumph of the anti-imperialists," he added as the crowd chanted "Homeland yes, colonialism no."
Details of the administration’s $500 million plan to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State began to surface Friday when Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby outlined the goals that U.S. military planners expected to achieve.
Congress has to approve the Obama administration’s request for the funding before military personnel could proceed with their training plan.
When I became interested in US politics, I remember being extremely happy I wasn’t part of the 80s when Reagan was promoting “trickle-down” theories, funding Iran, Iraq and the contras in Nicaragua. It’s pretty sad to admit that US intervention is even worse today.
A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.
Email exchanges between CIA public affairs officers and Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter who previously covered the CIA for the Times, show that Dilanian enjoyed a closely collaborative relationship with the agency, explicitly promising positive news coverage and sometimes sending the press office entire story drafts for review prior to publication. In at least one instance, the CIA’s reaction appears to have led to significant changes in the story that was eventually published in the Times.