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Fear and Loathing in Bolivia: New Constitution, Polarization PDF Print E-mail
Written by Benjamin Dangl   
Thursday, 03 January 2008 06:27
Right & Left Confront at Blockade
Right & Left Confront at Blockade
"Let's go unblock the road, compañeros!" a man in an old baseball cap yells as he joins a group of people hauling rocks and tires from a central intersection in Cochabamba. This group of students and union activists are mobilizing against a civic strike led by middle class foot soldiers of the Bolivian right. These actions in the street are part of a political roller coaster which is dramatically changing Bolivia as it enters the new year.
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Guatemala: Five Sentenced to 780 Years for Río Negro Massacre PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kimberly Kohler and Josh MacLeod   
Wednesday, 11 June 2008 11:28

ImageAfter three years of bureaucratic suspension and six months of hearings, five ex-civil patrollers were sentenced to 780 years in prison by the Sentencing Tribunal in the highland county of Salamá on May 28.

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Video Documentary: Honduran Voices PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matt Schwartz   
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 05:45

Image"We wanted the constituyente so that the poor would finally have a voice with which to speak.  In the past we were left on the fringe, not allowed to enter into society because if we ever tried they would break our nose with the door." -Juliana, grandmother, protestor, 80 years old.  This six minute video talks with Hondurans in the streets about their thoughts on democracy.

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Dealing with Killers and Kidnappers: The High Cost of Free Trade PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cyril Mychalejko   
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 03:30
ImagePresident Bush is using his final days in office to push through a free trade agreement with Colombia that would reward one of the hemisphere's worst human rights abusers.
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Bolivia and Ecuador: The State against the Indigenous People PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raúl Zibechi, Translated by Jenny Marie Forsythe   
Monday, 19 July 2010 18:15

It seems the presidents of both countries have neglected to realize that they are using the same arguments as their enemies when they accuse social movements of being part of the “international communist subversion” or of being financed by “Moscow gold”. They’re making two mistakes in one: believing that the indigenous can be manipulated, and believing that the manipulation comes from outside the country. It isn’t surprising that the indigenous have interpreted the statements of their presidents as insults meant to distract attention from real problems.

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