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Delegation to Bolivia. Presidential Inauguration and Indigenous Resistance! January 19-28, 2020.

Come to Bolivia to witness one of the most important electoral processes in the region at this critical moment for the continent. Bolivia is the first country in the hemisphere governed by a progressive indigenous. Learn about indigenous struggles for sovereignty over food, land, and water.  Meet with farmers, community leaders, government leaders, and others.  … Continue reading

Today/Conversation with the Bolivia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Choquehuanca‏

EL PROCESO DE CAMBIO EN BOLIVIA, LATINO AMERICA Y EL VIVIR BIEN Conversacíon con El Hermano David Choquehuanca Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de la República Plurinacional de Bolivia THE PROCESS OF CHANGE IN BOLIVIA, LATIN AMERICA & LIVE WELL Conversation with our Brother David Choquehuanca Foreign Minister of the Plurinational Republic of Bolivia Donde/Where SEIU … Continue reading

Bolivia’s vice-president on the challenge of a new left for the 21st century

  by Álvaro García Linera The following is a speech given in Athens by Bolivia’s vice-president on June 20, 2015, at the Eighth Resistance Festival. Edited for publication, the text appears in the current issue (No. 15) of La Migraña, a magazine published by the Bolivian government. In a previous article I summarized García Linera’s … Continue reading

Spring Break Delegation to Bolivia, Food Sovereignty, and Indigenous Resistance!

 Philosophy of Pachamama, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. The Plurinational State of Bolivia is the first country in the hemisphere governed by a progressive indigenous leader. Learn about indigenous struggles for sovereignty over food, land, and water.  Gain an understanding of the spiritual and philosophical foundations of Pachamama. And discover the traditional ecological knowledge of the country’s … Continue reading

Bolivia: People’s Climate Summit demands social change to save life

“For now, we are discussing a problem left to us by capitalism – climate change.” This was the conclusion of Bolivian President Evo Morales in his closing remarks to the October 10-12 World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Defence of Life in Cochabamba. More than 5000 people from more than 40 countries took … Continue reading

Call to action – “World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Defence of Life”, Tiquipaya, Bolivia

CONVINCED that as children of Mother Earth, our mission is the responsibility with Life according to what our parents and grandparents taught us.   FEELING that the codes, understanding, knowledge and arts of the ancient peoples from the world were ignored by Western civilization and that now the world needs to rescue all the ancient … Continue reading

Bolivian reality versus the ‘extractivism’ debate

by Federico Fuentes Telesur, August 9, 2014 Some left critics of progressive governments in South America point to differences between ‘pro-extractivists’ and ‘anti-extractivists.’ Federico Fuentes says that framework hinders real understanding of the issues. A central challenge facing progressive governments and social movements in South America today is breaking the region’s dependency on raw material … Continue reading

Bolivia Shows How To Dismantle Corporate Sovereignty Provisions In Treaties Without Losing Foreign Investment

from the they-said-it-couldn’t-be-done dept by Glyn Moody Source: Techdirty As Techdirt has reported, corporate sovereignty chapters in TAFTA/TTIP and TPP have emerged as some of the most controversial elements in those agreements. Meanwhile, countries that already have bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms are looking for ways to get rid of … Continue reading

‘A New World Order for Living Well’

Evo Morales’ message of global solidarity Address at the opening of the Group of 77 Special Summit Source: Life on the Left Introduction The Summit of the Group of 77 plus China, marking the alliance’s 50th anniversary, closed in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on June 15 with the adoption of a Declaration containing 242 articles, entitled “For … Continue reading

Bolivia passes mining law that bans partnerships with multinationals

By Cecilia Jamasmie Source: Bolivia Rising After three years of negotiations, followed by six weeks of at times violent debate, Bolivia approved last week a new mining law, which denies cooperatives the right to partner with private companies, whether domestic or foreign. The law, the first major overhaul of the country’s mining sector since 1997, also … Continue reading