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Total Recall in Bolivia: Divided Nation Faces Historic Vote

July 23, 2008 Benjamin Dangl 0

Pro-Morales Rally

In early July in Sicaya, Cochabamba, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced that if he wins the August 10 recall vote on his presidency, "I’ll have two and half years left." But if he loses the vote, "I’ll have to go back to the Chapare" to farm coca again. Though the recall vote is likely to favor Morales, it’s unclear if it will resolve many of the divided nation’s conflicts. […]

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Lucio, The Good Bandit: Reflections of an Anarchist

July 22, 2008 Marie Trigona 0

Lucio Urtubia

Lucio Urtubia could be described as a modern day Robin Hood, a man who stole from the rich to give to the poor. Lucio, a 76-year old Spanish anarchist and retired bricklayer carried out bank robberies, forgeries and endless actions against capitalism. His actions helped to fund liberation movements in Europe, the US and Latin America. […]

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A Recent History of the Disability Rights Movement in El Salvador

July 18, 2008 Larissa Hotra 0

Many argue that El Salvador has come a long way towards trying to repair its disabled past by declaring itself mine-free in 1994, implementing the 2001 National Disability Rights law and ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007. And yet, El Salvador has only made nominal progress in implementing disability legislation and awareness. […]

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