Blog From Bolivia

Blog From Bolivia

Bolivia's Child Workers: Their World Through their Eyes

One of the sights that many first time visitors to Bolivia mention when they come here is the legion of child laborers on the country’s streets.  It is a hard fact of life, not in Bolivia, but in almost any …

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Immigrants on the Brink in Arizona and Some Suggested Reading

Readers, As you can tell I am spending these winter weeks in Cochabamba doing a good deal more reading than writing (as it should be sometimes) and I want to draw your attention to an important article written by a …

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My Article in NACLA: Latin America Finds a Voice on Climate Change – With What Impact?

For those of you interested in the ongoing debate over climate change leading up to the next UN summit in Cancun in December, here is a link to my article published in the current issue of NACLA. Latin America Finds …

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Latin American Perspectives, the Bolivia Issue – A Review

Dear Readers: July has come to Cochabamba with its cold weather and for me, some time away from work.  For those of you thirsty for Bolivia analysis, we bring your attention to a serious work, the current issue of the …

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Bolivia, Afghanistan and Lithium

Ever since the New York Times published its report on the “discovery” of huge lithium reserves in Afghanistan two weeks ago, everyone from energy analysts to conspiracy buffs have all been atwitter (and a Twitter as well). The Times described …

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For Our Friends Headed to the US Social Forum in Detroit

Readers: This week in Detroit tens of thousands of progressive activists from around the U.S., and the world, will be gathering in Detroit for the U.S. Social Forum, and the Democracy Center will be there as well.  If you are …

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Going Back to My Pueblo

I’m sitting by the right-hand window of an Amtrak train headed from Northern California to Southern, back to the land of my birth.  A conductor in a blue coat two sizes too small checks our tickets.  Kids run in the …

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BP and the Environment: The Bolivian Connection

Readers: I am in the U.S. again this month, for a long mix of work meetings, conference talks, and as much as possible, time with my family and friends.  And as anyone here knows, the airwaves are filled with the …

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In Search of a Strategy: A Climate Summit Comes to Bolivia

Readers: It has been a month now since more than thirty thousand climate change activists descended on the small Bolivian village where I live, Tiquipaya. And a month has been time to think more about the question that has lingered …

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Bolivia and its Lithium: Can the 'Gold of the 21st Century' Lift a Nation out of Poverty?

Bolivia and its lithium – it is an emerging tale that has begun to capture the interest of journalists and the public alike. The New Yorker, the New York Times and other top-level journals have all come to Bolivia to …

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