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June 9, 2010 Environment

Toronto vs. Cochabamba

G20 to consolidate control over climate negotiations

September 13, 2008 Weblog:

Bolivia is popular, Bolivia is strong!

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Bolivia on edge after martial law declared screams a headline in today's Toronto Star. The Reuters piece blasts President Evo Morales for "banning protests," obscuring the cause of the violence inside of Bolivia almost completely.

Manuel Rozental, Colombian surgeon and activist, stated this morning that right wing groups [led by opposition regional governors] in Bolivia are hoping to pull off a "mediatic coup."

"Bolivia is popular, Bolivia is strong, the truth, the official truth will only come from the Government and popular organizations and their guidance must be sought," he wrote.

In a separate story, Reuters reported today that "Officials said at least 15 people -- mostly pro-government peasant farmers -- had been killed in clashes on Thursday with backers of the opposition regional governor."

Olivia Burlingame Goumbri wrote in Alternet that "Despite the fact that [Morales] represents the majority of Bolivians, refusals to recognize President Morales and his legitimate policy initiatives since he was first elected in 2005 have been a growing problem, and one that reflects racism."

Refusals to recognize Morales don't stop with the Bolivian elite, but reverberate through western government policies and the media.

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February 29, 2008 Accounts

All Eyes On Bolivia

US espionage and aid

September 26, 2007 Weblog:

Evo Morales on the Daily Show

His delivery of the closing line is pretty great.

May 7, 2007 Ideas

Firestorm

A review of The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia

January 11, 2007 Weblog:

Cochabamba Unrest

The Andean Information Network, once its website is up and running again, has a few more articles about the current developments in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As well, this blog offers a good conglomeration of news stories, including translations from local press, on a variety of topics related to the country's politics.

October 24, 2006 Foreign Policy

Minerals, Gas and Spin-offs

Bolivia_fp.jpgDawn Paley investigates how CIDA's 'development work' is influencing resource extraction in Bolivia.

CIDA's resource regulation projects in Bolivia

June 10, 2005 Accounts

Bolivia on a Tightrope

bolivia1_fp.jpg Benjamin Dangl explains the ongoing struggle for control of Bolivia's natural resources and the current uprising.

The struggle for control of resources and the current crisis

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