Indigenous in Argentina “Drowning in Sadness”

April 26, 2010 Marcela Valente 0

The legal battle waged by an indigenous community in northern Argentina against the government over a project that flooded half of their territory highlights the fact that legal title to their land is not enough to overcome the marginalisation they have faced for centuries.


Bolivian Climate Conference: Morales and International Peoples’ Proposals for Change

The international conference has started and the peoples and social movements are launching a planet-wide mobilization to defend Mother Earth. Bolivian president Evo Morales proposed the creation of a Climate Justice Tribunal, to judge and sanction countries responsible for harm to the environment. A world-wide referendum prepared in this forum will catapult this civil action and will be presented at the next UN climate talks.


Photo Essay From Bolivia: Memories of the Water War and Preparation for the World Climate Conference

Ten years after the 2000 Cochabamba Water War, social movements took to the streets to commemorate the historic uprising that stopped the company Aguas de Tunari, subsidiary of the US corporation Bechtel,  from privatizing the Cochabamba public water services. To many, the water war marked the beginning of the end of an era of neoliberal economic policy in Bolivia.



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