Tag: bolivia

April 20, 2013 / Audio

The year was 2000 and on the streets of Cochabamba, Bolivia, people marched and demonstrated against the privatization of their water.  In what became known as the water wars, the people on the streets emerged victorious, kicking out private water companies and re-instating the municipal system.

November 7, 2008 / Text

The US government answered back to the Bolivian government’s charge that they have actively encouraged drug trafficing. The answer, as you would expect, was a denial. It was earlier this week that Evo Morales announced that Bolivia was ending its cooperation with the so-called US…

May 6, 2008 / Text

Santa Cruz has 1.5 million people, the largest city in Bolivia.  It also has the most money in Bolivia, 30% of the country’s GDP. Where does that money come from? -Natural resources;natural gas. When Evo was elected president, he had promised to do something about…

September 7, 2006 / Text

Im still soaking in the new look. So I’ll leave you to take in the new look as well. Lots of Amsterdam related stories to tell in the coming week. But tonight, I need to salvage whatever sleeping hours I can as a cousin is…