Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMechanical Lloyd Company Limited markets and distributes motor vehicles and farm machinery in Ghana. The company has the exclusive agency for BMW (cars and motorbikes), Ford and Land Rover as well as Massey Ferguson agricultural machinery and Lucas products. Mechanical Lloyd company also sells motor spares and parts and has a services department for repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and farm machinery. The company was formerly known as Technical Lloyd and changed its name to Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited in 1970. The company’s head office is in Accra, Ghana. Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing People Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By ACNS staffPosted Jun 3, 2014 Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Anglican primates elected for Japan and the Philippines Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu has been re-elected as primate of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (the Anglican Church in Japan) at its 61st synod which met May 27-29.He will serve until the next synod in 2016. In NSKK canon law, the primate is elected by the synod for two years and can be re-elected without a limitation of the number of terms.Also a new general secretary, the Rev. Jesse Shin-ichi Yahagi of the Diocese of Kyoto, was appointed by the House of Bishops and consented to by clergy and lay people.He is currently rector of St. John’s Church in Kanazawa and head of the affiliated St. John’s Nursery School.He replaces the Rev. John Makito Aizawa, who has stepped down after serving three terms of six years. Aizawa will return to his native Diocese of Yokohama.The Anglican Board of Mission has reported that the new prime bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines is the Rt. Rev. Renato Mag-gay Abibico, bishop of Northern Luzon. No official confirmation of this has yet been received by the Anglican Communion Office. Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Asia, Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books
Richard Taylor, Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Cancer Research UK, has been nominated as the Institute of Fundraising’s Chair elect. He will take over from Mark Astarita when he completes his three year term at the Institute’s AGM next month.Taylor joined Cancer Research UK in April 1998, when it was the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. He was appointed a trustee of the Institute in March 2011.He is also Chairman of the Neuro Foundation.Mark Astarita said:“I am delighted that I will be succeeded by one of the most successful Directors of Fundraising from the largest fundraising charity in the UK. Richard has already contributed a huge amount to the Institute over the last three years as a trustee, a member of Standards Committee and as our nominee on the Fundraising Standards Board.”Taylor commented that one of his highest priorities was to ensure that the Code of Fundraising Practice continued to demand the highest standards from fundraisers to maintain the trust and confidence of the public in the way that fundraisers raised funds for the causes they care about.He added: Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 June 2014 | News “Whether it’s meeting the needs of the sole fundraiser deftly securing income from a variety of sources for a niche cause or a highly specialised team of major donor fundraisers in a large international charity, the IoF must always strive to remain innovative and relevant.“We must also continue to be at the forefront of policy impact and influence, as the trusted voice of our members, making sure decision makers – in government and elsewhere – make the most of the knowledge, experience and passion we all bring to our causes”. Richard Taylor to succeed Mark Astarita as Chair of the Institute of Fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people trustees AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 90 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Tagged with: Awards The Pennies from Heaven 2016 Awards have taken place with a new category for employers with over 40% staff participation.The Platinum Award is now the highest level of the awards, which celebrate charitable giving in the workplace. One in six of this year’s awards were Platinum, given to B. Braun Medical Ltd, Liverpool Womens’ NHS Foundation Trust, LV=, Motor Insurers’ Bureau, The Bank of England (staff), and VocaLink Limited.This year’s Pennies from Heaven Chairman’s Award went to Borough of Poole, for demonstrating the difference an opt-out approach can make to take-up of the Pennies from Heaven scheme. With agreement from Unions they launched an opt-out approach for new staff in January 2014. Overall participation has since risen from 3% to 11% and continues to increase month by month. Also within the NHS, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust received a Platinum Award while South West Ambulance Service NHS Trust gained a Gold Award with its 20% take up.2015 saw Barclays Bank also raised its £1millionth penny, and a number of new employers and charities join the scheme, including L and G, Public Health Wales, Médecins sans Frontieres, Youth Cancer Trust, the Prince’s Trust and The British Paralympics Association.Platinum award winner B. Braun’s HR manager Lisa Burns said:“We are delighted that we have been awarded one of the first Platinum awards having held the Gold award for three years running. For B. Braun to be publicly recognised in this way as an employer with employees who, year on year, have demonstrated commitment and generosity to local charities is an achievement which makes us very proud.” 129 total views, 3 views today Advertisement 130 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 30 March 2016 | News Pennies from Heaven 2016 introduce new Platinum Award About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Melanie May | 22 December 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Jacqui Segal, Deputy Director of Corporate Partnerships at GOSH Charity added:“We’re really excited to launch our first ever VR film, offering a heart-warming and unique insight into how the hospital makes Christmas as special as it can be for children who aren’t well enough to go home. We’re aiming to make seasonal corporate philanthropy as simple and inspiring as possible, and with the support of the business community we can raise the vital funds needed to help more families be together this Christmas.” Martin Freeman, GOSH Charity ambassador said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 112 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Great Ormond Street Hospital uses VR in Christmas campaign to inspire corporate support “Christmas is a precious time for families to be together, but some children at GOSH won’t be well enough to go home. Staff at this fantastic hospital will make it as special as they can for all their patients, and watching this film really helps you feel like you are there in the moment with these brave children and young people. Having visited GOSH myself, as well as having been a patient there, it’s an honour for me to help share this story and I hope lots of companies will dig deep to support such a brilliant cause this Christmas.” 111 total views, 1 views today Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity has launched a virtual reality Christmas film, as part of its seasonal fundraising campaign aimed at corporate partners and companies.The film explores life on the ward for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital who are receiving dialysis as part of their treatment. It shows children playing a Christmas game with a play specialist, whose role is funded by GOSH Charity, offering an insight into the children’s hospital, and the festive atmosphere its staff will create for children who are too sick to go home this Christmas.Narrated by actor and GOSH Charity ambassador Martin Freeman, the film has been shot in 360-degree so viewers can follow, as surprise Christmas boxes are passed from child to child in the ward. The children and young people featured are treated for kidney conditions.GOSH Charity has created a package for companies including the 360-degree film and a set of VR headsets to share with staff, clients and customers. The package also features a co-branded Christmas e-card to send to clients and a bespoke landing page on the charity’s website highlighting the company’s support and featuring their brand logo.The charity hopes the product will offer a creative and impactful way for companies to demonstrate how they are making a difference during the festive season. It is the first time it has created a VR story as part of a fundraising appeal, working with VR production company REWIND who provided their support pro bono.The money raised by the Christmas campaign will go towards the hospital’s most urgent needs, from research, medical equipment and the rebuilding and refurbishing of the hospital to support services for families and patients. This includes parent accommodation so parents can stay close by when their children are in hospital, and play specialists like the one featured in the film. Tagged with: christmas corporate
176 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 29 October 2018 | News 175 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Digital experience agency Manifesto has joined The Panoply as the technology services group prepares to float on the London Stock Exchange.London-based Manifesto, which has worked for charities including Parkinson’s UK, Unicef UK, and the National Trust, recently signed a binding share purchase agreement with The Panoply. The Panoply also simultaneously signed similar agreements with Norwegian business transformation consultancy Bene Agere, digital transformation specialists Notbinary, and distributed software development company Questers. According to The Panoply, the deals provide it with the critical mass required for IPO, which will see the group target expansion across Europe over the next few years.The four companies are all engaged in tech-related consultancy and digital transformation and are uniting in a new model which sees complementary companies group together to compete with the larger firms that often provide consultancy to large corporates, According to The Panoply, Manifesto’s expertise in front-end experiences, which encompasses service design, user experience, content management and marketing automation completes an offering which includes cloud computing, machine learning, digital transformation and automation capabilities.Neal Gandhi, founder and CEO of The Panoply, said: “It is our intention to continue to acquire businesses across Europe and bolster organic growth, taking advantage of the growing market for digital transformation services, one that IDC predicts will reach $82bn in EMEA by 2021.“Adding Manifesto to our group of companies means that, alongside leading-edge consultancy on automation, artificial intelligence and business transformation, we can help our clients deliver award-winning multi-channel customer experiences, and join up the dots between customer-facing and back-end processes to unlock further innovation. Manifesto is key to our growth plans.” The Panoply is targeting an AIM listing before the end of 2018. On listing all companies will now rebrand adding the TPX prefix, becoming TPX Bene Agere, TPX Manifesto, TPX Notbinary and TPX Questers.Manifesto CEO Jim Bowes will remain in his current role and in addition take on the role of Chief Innovation Officer for the group which will see him representing innovation for the company at conferences, in the press, and online. Mark Smith, former COO of Chime Communications plc at the time the company was bought out for £374m is the group’s new Chairman of the Board. Profit with Purpose founder Isabel Kelly has joined as a non-executive director, with Chris Sweetland, former Deputy Group Finance Director at WPP. Tagged with: Digital Finance Technology Manifesto joins The Panoply in its run up to IPO
Tagged with: charity retail Charity Retail Association AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Accreditation scheme launches for charity recyclers Melanie May | 11 September 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. TRUST Chair and British Heart Foundation Sustainability Manager, David Roman, added:“Charity shops are hugely grateful for the donations we receive, which help fund our vital work.“We want to ensure those donations are taken care of every step of the way, which is why we extend our duty of care to the recycling merchants we trade with.” A new accreditation standard for recyclers who trade with charity shops has launched.The Trader Recycling Universal Standard (TRUST) is the outcome of a coalition dedicated to boosting standards within the recycling sector and represents the Charity Retail Association, Textile Recycling Association, charity retail chains, academics, waste reduction charities, textile recyclers, along with input from the Environment Agency, the WISH (Waste Industry Safety and Health) Forum and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).It also has the backing of more than 2,500 charity shops across the UK. British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Oxfam, Salvation Army, Sue Ryder and Royal Trinity Hospice, with other charities expected to follow, have all indicated that they will only deal with TRUST-accredited organisations in the future when trading donated items that cannot be sold on the shop floor.Local authorities, waste management companies, and other retailers will also be encouraged to use TRUST accreditation for their own sectors. In addition, the Charity Retail Association will in future only accept recyclers who are TRUST accredited as corporate members.Being TRUST accredited will mean recyclers are committed to meeting robust and ethical business standards with accreditation lasting two years from inspection.Applicants must pass a comprehensive series of tests across five categories:Health and safetySound business practiceLabourEnvironmentTransportWhistle-blowing procedures are also in place should any accredited business fall below standard. The fees recyclers pay to acquire this status will administer the scheme, which is non-profit making.Charity Retail Association Chief Executive, Robin Osterley, said:“There are many recyclers out there whose business practices are exemplary, but sadly there are also a few who fall short of the standards we would expect.“This initiative, supported by many of the largest charity retailers and others, will go a long way to ensuring competitive advantage for those who are doing the right thing, and provide comfort for charity retailers that they are dealing with reputable and healthy organisations.” Advertisement 231 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 230 total views, 2 views today
Kris Balderas-Hamel speaks about Workers World newspaper.By Kris Balderas-Hameland Dorothy BrownDetroitWorkers World Party’s Detroit Branch, along with the Wayne State University chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, hosted a Midwest conference March 24-26 on resisting capitalism and all its oppressions and fighting for socialism. This important gathering took place during the 100th anniversary year of the Russian Revolution, which was discussed at the conference, along with the need for socialist revolution in the United States here and now.Conferencegoers came from many states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, and were predominantly youthful. More came from Detroit and other Michigan cities and towns. For many it was their first WWP conference.The weekend kicked off the evening of March 24 with a “Red, Black and Queer” slideshow presentation by longtime union and LGBTQ organizer Gerry Scoppettuolo of Boston before a packed house at the Detroit WWP headquarters. “Red, Black and Queer” refers to the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union in the Congress of Industrial Organizations which achieved unity of Black, white and gay union members. The slideshow referenced decades of people’s resistance in the struggle for LGBTQ liberation.During the conference, a wide range of topics affecting working-class and oppressed peoples in the Midwest and beyond was discussed at plenaries and in break-out groups. These included fighting ruling-class Jim Crow attacks on public education, unions, women, LGBTQ people and more. Others highlighted the Fight for $15 movement, the prison-industrial complex, the fight to free Michigan political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney, May Day strikes and immigrant rights, and the struggle for women’s and LGBTQ+ liberation. For many young activists it was their first time speaking at a socialist conference.The battle waged in Detroit against the devastation wrought by the capitalist banks and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history were discussed. Much more from the front lines of the people’s struggle was analyzed from a Marxist viewpoint and within the context of overthrowing capitalism and fighting for socialism.Proletarian internationalismThe thoroughly internationalist conference included speakers Lorena Buni, chairwoman of Anakbayan Chicago; the National Solidarity Officer of Anakbayan USA; Claude “Toutou” St. Germain, Haitian leader of Boston Fanmi Lavalas; and Jesús Rodríguez-Espinoza, Consul General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Chicago, who gave a special presentation on the political struggle in Venezuela.WWP First Secretary Larry Holmes and Teresa Gutierrez, a WWP national committee member from New York City, spoke about struggling in the Trump era and making May Day a general strike for immigrant rights, respectively. Other talks included steadfast defenses of Africa, Yemen and Syria from attacks by U.S. and NATO imperialists and special tributes to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban Revolution.Each plenary ended with an open-mic session where conference participants could comment, ask questions, raise political concerns and provide information about struggles in their area.After the conclusion of the first day, members of the SDS chapter, youth members of WWP and allies participated in a demonstration demanding gender-neutral bathrooms on the WSU campus. The youth, students and allies marched throughout the campus and militantly defied Detroit and WSU cops who were menacing and harassing them.Mond Jones addresses plenary.A cultural event took place at the WWP headquarters following the protest. It was emceed by WWP member and Michigan Peoples Defense Network activist Mond Jones and included youth and students doing a range of cultural presentations. Cambria York, a WWP member from Indiana, led a spirited sing-along of militant and revolutionary songs. The event lasted until the early morning hours.Leaders of the Boston School Bus Drivers, United Steelworkers Local 8751 kicked off the last day of the conference, March 26, with rousing talks on their union victories and the role of solidarity and WWP in forming and maintaining a fighting, militant union. A variety of active and retired union members participated throughout the weekend, as did many unorganized, unemployed and underemployed workers. An open mic brought many young revolutionaries up to speak, stoked by the conference and the spirited yet disciplined militancy they experienced the day before.At the conclusion of the conference a tour of Detroit on “Labor History, Black Liberation and Capitalist Devastation” was led by Abayomi Azikiwe and Martha Grevatt.Revolutionary youth sum it upCambria York, an agender (without a gender) organizer from Indianapolis, told WW: “I found Detroit to be a microcosmic representation of the horrors capitalism can unleash upon the world, centralized in the locality of the most disinherited and disempowered, and an immensely prescient reminder of the work we have at hand and ahead of us.“From the myriad of speakers (I filled a book with notes) to leading a crowd of comrades and friends in sing-a-long versions of ‘Solidarity Forever,’ ‘The Ballad of Ho Chi Minh,’ ‘Go on Home, British Soldiers’ and ‘Which Side Are You On?’ among other anthems of struggle, I felt welcomed and at home. The principled elders of the party were there to offer wisdom, and the impassioned youths constantly breathed life into a movement whose flame is immortal.”Joe Mshahwar, a youth leader in the Detroit WWP branch and a key conference organizer, gave Workers World his assessment of the revolutionary weekend: “The conference was a tremendous success. Youth cadre, with the support and hard work of older comrades, were able to pull off a thoroughly Bolshevik conference in the midst of a multifaceted ruling class offensive on local, state, national and international levels. Comrades and allies brought powerful analysis rooted in struggle, spanning our fight on the streets of Detroit to the fight on the streets of Caracas.“On Saturday, after a full day of plenaries, conference participants joined SDS in facing down pigs to demand all-gender bathrooms at WSU. The night ended with an open-mic cultural program featuring dozens of spoken word and musical artists and a resistance sing-along. It was an experience I won’t forget, a testament to the powerful work of communists in the ravaged rust belt.”Conference sessions can be viewed on the Workers World Party – Michigan Facebook page.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Incarcerated workers at the largest prison in Bolivia staged a mass uprising on May 11, demanding freedom and protesting dangerous conditions exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The rebels chanted, “We want to live!” and “This is not a riot, this is a fight for life!”Police mounted a repressive presence on May 12 at Palmasola, a major Bolivian prison, as incarcerated people protested inside. Credit: El NacionalTwo prisoners have already died from COVID-19, and hundreds more have been exposed. The incarcerated workers held in this prison camp say that no precautions have been taken to help stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The prison is located in Santa Cruz, the epicenter of the viral outbreak in Bolivia.The Centro de Rehabilitación Santa Cruz, known as “Palmasola,” is a maximum security prison complex where incarcerated workers and their families are encamped within a heavily guarded perimeter. According to teleSUR, the housing capacity at Palmasola is 800 people, but there are currently 6,000 people there. (May 12) Entire families are held at Palmasola, with hundreds of children under the age of six living inside the camp. Police who guard the facility are notoriously corrupt, and bribery in exchange for goods and housing is commonplace.In 2013, violence broke out at the facility, leading to the deaths of 31 people. The deaths were blamed on gang activity, but the conditions themselves in this densely populated concentration camp for poor and oppressed Bolivians should be considered the primary cause.Last year a U.S.-backed, right-wing coup overthrew the democratically elected government of Evo Morales, the first Indigenous leader of modern Bolivia. Morales’ social-democratic government was one of the few remaining “Pink Tide” administrations whose tenure brought about a massive increase in Indigenous sovereignty, standards of living and autonomy over Bolivian resources and production.Since the fascist takeover in November 2019, Bolivians have protested against the coup government and its rollback of social reforms. The illegitimate right-wing administration of Jeanine Áñez has completely failed to protect Bolivians from the coronavirus. Morales is currently in exile in Argentina, where he has been granted political asylum.