Category: Bolivia

Federico Fuentes: Is Vice President Garcia Cracking Down on Dissent in Bolivia?

Recent statements by Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia regarding nongovernmental organisations in Bolivia have triggered off a heated debate on the left

Federico Fuentes: How Rejecting Neoliberalism Rescued Bolivia’s Economy

The majority agree with their government’s strategy because Morales has remained true to his word of “governing by obeying” the people

Federico Fuentes: Why the media distorts Bolivia’s environmental record

When Bolivian President Evo Morales announced in May that his government was allowing oil and gas drilling in national parks, mainstream and progressive media outlets alike were quick to condemn his supposed hypocrisy on environmental issues. Writing for the Associated Press, Frank Bajak argued that although known internationally for his outspoken campaigning on climate change, Read more…

Marina Sitrin: Fifteen Years of Community Controlled Water in Cochabamba

Marina Sitrin interviews Marcela Olivera, an activist in Bolivia’s water wars of 2000 and their ongoing legacy

Jim Shultz: The Case That Blew the Lid Off the World Bank’s Secret CourtsT

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come

Ben Dangl: Bolivia’s Contested Process of Change: Views from a Regional Election

Following the election, new checks and balances to MAS party power may continue to open up spaces of dissent, debate and contestation that will deepen Bolivia’s wider process of change

Ben Dangl: Bolivia: A Country That Dared to Exist

This movement toward decolonization in the Andes is as old as colonialism itself

Chris Williams: Can Bolivia Chart A Path Away From Capitalism?

Arguably, no other country thus far in the 21st Century raises the question of an “exit strategy” from neoliberal capitalism more concretely, and with greater possibility and hope, than Bolivia

Ben Dangl: Decolonizing Bolivia’s History of Indigenous Resistance

Interview on the role of historical memory in the country’s radical politics, and the importance of decolonizing Bolivia’s history of indigenous resistance

Chris Williams: Can Bolivia Chart a Sustainable Path Away From Capitalism?

The number of conflicts over natural resource extraction and refining, road building and pipeline construction, and forest and water use have all steadily grown under Morales

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