Tag Archives: Evo Morales

Bolivia’s two worlds

A new conflict broke out in Bolivia at the end of March. Thousands of miners blocked highways in five departments of Bolivia to protest a pending new mining law. Three miners were killed by the national police, while the miners took dozens of police hostage. Continue reading

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Latin America in view

Bolivia’s Statism; Guatemala’s Genocide Trial in Disarray; Honduras coup anniversary Continue reading

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Climate change and development

Another devastating sign of capitalism’s degeneracy is its failure even to slow down climate change. Youth have spearheaded a new movement to control it. It is the actual social relations, relations of production, forms of labor, relationship to the land and other means of production, by which we can judge what must be uprooted, and to what extent any society has or has not moved to a path of development that breaks from capitalism’s never-ending growth of capital, or, as Marx put it, production for production’s sake. Continue reading

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Bolivia’s two roads

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Bolivia’s two roads Indigenous protestors from the Bolivian Amazon won a victory when they forced President Evo Morales’ government to cancel a road-building project through the Isiboro Sécure National Park and … Continue reading

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World in View: Whither Bolivia?

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Whither Bolivia? It took five days of protests, but the social movements, which brought Evo Morales to power in 2006 forced his government to back off of a … Continue reading

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