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Stalemate in Bolivia? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Basil Mahayni   
Wednesday, 28 May 2008 16:59
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Racist Graffiti
What is startling  is the approach many Bolivians use to blame Morales and MAS for the nation's problems. My colleagues frequently speculate on whether or not their fellow Bolivians are masistas...The term masista is often thrown around as an insult, along with campesino, indio, and Evo, by the few that comprise the middle and upper classes. It is clear that Bolivia continues its battles with racism despite multi-cultural reforms within the past few years that seek to rectify the years of discrimination towards campesinos and indigenous peoples.
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Questions Brew in Colombia, As Coffee Farmers Face Record Shortfalls PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elyssa Pachico   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 03:58
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Carlos Trujillo
Carlos Trujillo is an organic coffee farmer in Colombia's lush, green Andean region known as Cauca. This past harvesting season, his 23,000 trees produced a record low. 
While local buyers are paying record prices for the unusually scarce supply of coffee, Trujillo knows that farmers and laborers will benefit little from the bonanza. And the shortfall is causing him to question whether Colombia's manual laborers - who hand-pick the crop berry by berry - are in need of a technological upgrade.  
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Guatemala: Oil Companies and the Subservience of the Government PDF Print E-mail
Written by Emma Volonté, Translation by Alex Cachinero-Gorman   
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 17:18

Guatemala is the only oil-producing country in Central America, with “black gold” being its fourth highest export.

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Honduras: Poll Proposed by Resistance Challenges Regime PDF Print E-mail
Written by Peter Lackowski   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 08:18

"On June 28 (2010) we are going to hold a great poll of our people which is going to express our judgment, massively, in favor of a democratic and participatory constitutional constituent assembly in our country," said Rafael Alegría of the National Front of Popular Resistance, earlier this March.

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Anti-Systemic Movements on Planet Earth: The People's Struggle For the Good Life PDF Print E-mail
Written by Emma Volonté, Translation by Jim Rudolf   
Friday, 24 February 2012 20:14

Over the new year, Chilean students; migrants from the Movement for Justice in El Barrio (New York); representatives of the Mexican National Indigenous Congress; and members of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) met at the CIDECI Unitierra in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, to recount their experiences of struggle and to analyze current economic systems and social movements.

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