For more than ten years the Democracy Center had as a main focus of its work the coverage of politics and social movements via our blog from Bolivia. This included our historic coverage of the Cochabamba Water War in 2000 and publication of our book Dignity and Defiance which recounts Bolivia’s challenge to neoliberal globalization. Our close focus on Bolivia ended in 2011 as the Center began to direct our work to supporting citizen activism on the climate crisis and anti corporate campaigning internationally. We marked the end of our reporting from Bolivia with an explanation on this Blog post.
Today the major issue grabbing global attention in Bolivia is the struggle of indigenous groups to prevent a highway being built through their land. As a service to our long-time readers we are offering a compilation of articles, multimedia presentations, declarations, and sources of reporting and analysis on the TIPNIS controversy.
From the Democracy Center
Important independent coverage and commentary on TIPNIS
From the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)
From Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, US journalist based in La Paz, (in English):
From Upside Down World – Activism and Politics in Latin America (in English):
From writer and activist Carwil Bjork-James (in English)
From UK journalist Dario Kenner (in English)
From Fundación Tierra
Video by Noah Friedman-Rudovsky: ‘Bolivia’s Battle Over a Road and a Way of Life’
Photo essay by Noah Friedman-Rudovsky: Rumble in the Jungle: As Brazil takes the lead in bringing infrastructure development to South America, indigenous communities are fighting for their way of life.
- Amnesty International (3rd May 2012)
- Amnistía Internacional – Declaración Pública (2 de agosto, 2012)
- Open letter from Amazon Watch et al
- Avaaz Petition
More in-depth analysis (EN ESPAÑOL)
From Sarela Paz:
From Carlos Crespo
La lucha por el TIPNIS: Cuatro consideraciones (más otros artículos de Crespo)