Category: Bolivia

Malavika Krishnan: Advancing Backwards: Bolivia’s Child Labor Law

In the midst of a global fight against child labor and poverty, Bolivia stands alone on an empty street

Joe Turnball: Bolivia Shows Us That Another World Is Possible

After centuries of subjugation, Bolivia’s indigenous peoples are leading the way on sustainability and equality

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Federico Fuentes: Bolivia: Beyond (neo)extractivism?

A central challenge facing progressive governments and social movements in South America today is breaking the region’s dependency on raw material exports

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Federico Fuentes: Bolivia’s Example Of Legislating With The People

A Bolivian vice-minister once commented that having the people protesting on the streets makes it so much harder to govern, but that at the same time he hoped they never leave the streets

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Federico Fuentes: From Bolivia, a Trade-Union Appeal for International Anti-Capitalist Solidarity

As a follow-up to the June summit meeting of the G77 + China leaders, held in Santa Cruz, the Bolivian government and the Bolivian Workers Central (COB) sponsored an “Anti-Imperialist International Trade Union Conference” in Cochabamba, June 30-July 2

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Leonidas Oikonomakis: “What a Monster We Created!”

Faced with international pressure to reduce coca production, Morales is increasingly cracking down on the poor cocaleros who once voted him into power

Emily Achtenberg: For Abortion Rights in Bolivia, A Modest Gain

The TCP ruling is the latest in a growing trend of judicial and legislative actions that are reducing barriers to legal abortion in Latin America

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Leonidas Oikonomakis: ‘We made Morales president, but we were misled’

Rather than prosecute those responsible for torture, rape and murder during Bolivia’s dictatorships, the government persecutes those who demand justice

Alfredo Rada: Bolivian Government Authorizes Workers To Take Over Closed Or Abandoned Firms

On October 7, President Evo Morales issued a government decree that allows workers to establish “social enterprises” in businesses that are bankrupt, winding up, or unjustifiably closed or abandoned. These enterprises, while private, will be operated by the workers and qualify for government assistance. Morales issued Supreme Decree 1754 at a ceremony in the presidential Read more…

Yakov Rabkin: Lessons From The Travails Of The Bolivian President

The episode with the Bolivian president’s plane exposes almost as many truths as Snowden’s revelations. These truths are just as conveniently hidden from public sight. The question remains, of course, if the public really wants to know them. It may well be that developed democracies rely on the consent of people who, as the Psalmist Read more…

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