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Chellis Glendinning :
The third inauguration: Evo Morales and nine years of paradox in Bolivia

‘Evo is a loaf of bread fresh from the oven,’ he said. ‘We’ll find out how it tastes.’ By Chellis Glendinning | The Rag Blog | February 16, 2014 La Paz, 22 January 2006. Evo Morales Ayma was born Aymara … finish reading Chellis Glendinning :
The third inauguration: Evo Morales and nine years of paradox in Bolivia

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James McEnteer : On the Lean Streets of Quito

Lean streets of Quito. Image from Lonely Planet.Sell on wheels:Pitching and rolling on the lean streets of Quito A man dressed as a circus clown boards a bus selling packs of magic candy, two for a dollar. By James McEnteer | … finish reading James McEnteer : On the Lean Streets of Quito

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Chellis Glendinning : ‘Decepción’ in Bolivia

Militant ambivalence? A demonstrator holds portraits of President Evo Morales during a protest in La Paz, Bolivia. Photo from Reuters.Evo on the rocks:Decepción in Bolivia By Chellis Glendinning / The Rag Blog / June 16, 2011 COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — A … finish reading Chellis Glendinning : ‘Decepción’ in Bolivia

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Jay D. Jurie : Behind the Chilean Mine Disaster

Drills are seen outside the San Jose Mine in Copiapo, Chile, where 33 miners were trapped 2,000 feet under the ground for more than two months. Photo by Roberto Candia / AP.What’s caused it and what’s next?After the Chilean mine … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Behind the Chilean Mine Disaster

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Teenage ‘Sicarios’ : Colombia’s Child Assassins

Image from Colombia Passport.Colombia’s child ‘sicarios’:Playing with guns in real time By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / May 2, 2010 These are not baby killers, they are babies who kill. CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — Sicarii (Latin plural … finish reading Teenage ‘Sicarios’ : Colombia’s Child Assassins

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Marion Delgado in Colombia : Don Mario’s War

Don Mario: Colombian police escort Daniel Rendon Herrera at a Bogota airport after his April 2009 arrest. Photo by William Fernando Martinez / AP.Colombia: Don Mario’s war By his own account, [his] victims number somewhere around 9,000, but hey, who’s … finish reading Marion Delgado in Colombia : Don Mario’s War

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Bolivia’s Evo Morales : Putting the Coca Back in Cola

Bolivian President Evo Morales and Coca Colla. Above, photo from 1buenaidea.com. Below, photo by Red Erbol / Abiding in Bolivia.Supports new coca-based drink:Evo Morales tells Coke to take a hike By Nikolas Kozloff / April 2, 2010 Move over Coca-Cola: … finish reading Bolivia’s Evo Morales : Putting the Coca Back in Cola

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Colombia and the TLC : Just Who Benefits from ‘Free Trade’?

And we’re not talking “Tender Loving Care” here. Graffiti image from Parades Que Hablan (Talking Walls).Colombia and the TLC:Jobs, deficits, and keeping ‘free trade’ alive The organizations that stand to benefit the most from this trade agreement — U.S. multinational … finish reading Colombia and the TLC : Just Who Benefits from ‘Free Trade’?

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Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : Paramilitary Reemerges

A Promise of Peace:Colombia and the paramilitary successor groups By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / March 11, 2010 Part three: Resurgence In my last posting I looked at the demobilization of Colombia’s paramilitary blocs in an agreement with … finish reading Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : Paramilitary Reemerges

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The Women of Bolivia : A Reason to Celebrate

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales congratulates his new Minister of Productive Development Antonia Rodriguez Medrano in La Paz on 23 Jan 2010. Photo by Juan Karita / AP.International Women’s Day:In Evo Morales’ BoloviaWomen are playing a major roleBy Richard Lee / … finish reading The Women of Bolivia : A Reason to Celebrate

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Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : The Paramilitary Warlords

Colombia’s AUC forces. Photo by Eros Hoagland / Eros Hoagland Photography.A Promise of Peace:Colombia and the paramilitary warlords By Marion Delgado / The Rag Blog / March 3, 2010 Part two: The AUC CARTAGENA DE INDIES, Colombia — In my … finish reading Colombia: Six Decades of Fighting for Peace : The Paramilitary Warlords

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Martial Law in Chile

Tossed like toys: People look at vehicles, strewn belongings, and large shipping containers hurled aground by the tsunami in downtown Talcahuano, Chile (March 1, 2010). Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images.Government declares martial law in central Chile after earthquake By Rafael Azul … finish reading Martial Law in Chile

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