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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

Fall Delegation to Bolivia: Presidential Election October 12, 2014, Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Resistance!!

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.  Experience the rich culture of the Andes and soak in the sights, sounds, people, and politics in this historic moment in Bolivia. … Continue reading

Bolivian VP to European Left: Fight on, fight on, fight on!

“What we need is not a Europe that watches from a distance what is happening in far off places of the world but a Europe that lights up again the destiny of the continent and of the world.” Álvaro García Linera,  Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, spoke at the Congress of the European … Continue reading

Bolivia’s Indigenous Future: A Balance of Preservation, Protection and Connection

Evo Morales, Indigenous Current President of Bolivia (Photo Credit: Joel Alvarez) By Courtney Parker Evo Morales’s very name seems to suggest his destiny of leading Bolivia in a valiant attempt at ‘moral evolution’ with all other Nation States in tow. Tasked with the difficult role of representing his Indigenous roots at the national and international levels … Continue reading

Bolivia puts people and environment before profit

The government of Latin America’s poorest country is taking natural resources out of the hands of multinationals, and using that wealth to fight poverty by Federico Fuentes Green Left Weekly Federico Fuentes is co-author, with Roger Burbach and Michael Fox, of Latin America’s Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First-Century Socialism (Zed Books 2013).  Bolivia is demonstrating to the … Continue reading

Ecological Constitutionalism in Latin America

Leonardo Boff Theologian-Philosopher Earthcharter Commission    Modern Constitutions are grounded in an anthropocentric social contract. They do not include the natural contract; the accord and reciprocity that must exist between human beings and the living Earth, that provides us with everything and whom in reciprocity we care for and preserve. For that reason it would be natural to recognize … Continue reading

Bolivia’s Evo Morales says ‘adiós’ to USAID

Morales has made other important policy announcements on May Day in the past, like nationalizing Bolivia’s oil and gas industry. This is not the first time tensions have run high with the US. By Sara Shahriari, Correspondent / May 1, 2013 Bolivia’s President Evo Morales sings his national anthem during the annual May Day march in La Paz, … Continue reading

Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy… Is This the Right Question?

Quinoa: To Buy or Not to Buy… Is This the Right Question? by Tanya Kerssen We’ve been hearing a lot about quinoa lately. While US consumers prize it as a delicious ‘super-food,’ there is growing anxiety about the impact of the quinoa boom in the Andes, and particularly Bolivia, the world’s top producing country. The … Continue reading