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Bolivia Declassified: USAID Responds to Freedom of Information Act Request

May 18, 2009 Jeremy Bigwood 0

Graffiti: USAID Out of El Alto

While USAID has done some excellent work in developing Bolivia’s roads and other worthy projects, it clearly also promotes some lesser-known political agendas.  One of the more novel of these, according to the documents, is to "counter attacks on the USG (including USAID) from senior levels of the GOB (Government of Bolivia)."  This is hardly the work of a development agency. […]

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USAID’s Silent Invasion in Bolivia

May 18, 2009 Eva Golinger 0

Recently declassified documents obtained by investigators Jeremy Bigwood and Eva Golinger reveal that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has invested more than $97 million in “decentralization” and “regional autonomy” projects and opposition political parties in Bolivia since 2002. […]

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Diplomacy Underground: Tunnel Proposed to Grant Bolivia Access to Sea

May 18, 2009 Benjamin Dangl 0

In the bloody War of the Pacific in 1879, Chile took away Bolivia’s only access to the sea. Over a century later, demands from Bolivia for the recuperation of this land are louder than ever. The most recently proposed solution to this diplomatic crisis seems to be straight out of a science fiction novel: the construction of 150 kilometer tunnel from Bolivia to an artificial island in the Pacific Ocean. […]

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What We Want: Voices from the Salvadoran Left – Carlos Alarcón

May 14, 2009 Erica Thompson 0

This is Part Four of a Series of Interviews with members of El Salvador’s social movements titled "What We Want: Voices from the Salvadoran Left."

Carlos Alarcón is a public high school history teacher, community activist, and board member of ANDES 21 de Junio.  His work spans three decades of turmoil and uprising in El Salvador – specifically in Santa Ana, the second most populous department in the country, which borders Honduras and Guatemala.


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