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Bless Bolivia for Recharging the Fight to Rescue Our Climate

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The People's Summit on Climate Change in Cochabamba, Bolivia will be free from the corporate interference that sunk the Copenhagen conference in December.

Is Hugo Chavez the Kremlin's Useful Idiot?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

With the Communist Party finding a second life in Russia one wonders if trust is wearing thin between Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The two leaders hold discussions in Caracas tomorrow.

A Life In Bolivia's Mines (PHOTOS)

GlobalPost | Sara Shahriari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Agustin Villanca Menacho spends his days searching for silver, zinc and tin, sweating in the heat of a deep mine in southern Bolivia. He is 14 years o...

Deviled Dancers, Drunken Pilgrimages and the Magic of Bolivia's Carnaval

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathaniel Loewentheil

Though the season's liberal spirits are in the air for many weeks, Carnaval starts in earnest on the first Thursday in February, designated as "Compadres" - technically "godfather" but here closer to "drinking buddies."

Cholitas: Bolivia's Female Wrestlers Take On Stereotyping (VIDEO)

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Hillary Clinton's "Damage Control" Trip to Latin America

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Hillary Clinton's Latin America tour is turning out to be about as successful as George W. Bush's visit in 2005, when he ended up leaving Argentina a ...

On Adam Smith and Coca Tea

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathaniel Loewentheil

There aren't many places in the world where one can buy Nintendo Wiis, dried llama fetuses and bananas by the ton, but La Cancha is one of them.

Our Children's Futures

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

While both political parties are spending time blaming one another for every crisis we're facing as a country, we must be diligent and not get mired d...

President Once and Future: The Spirited Inauguration of Evo Morales

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathaniel Loewentheil

Whether Evo sees himself as the indispensable spiritual guide or the humble movement cipher is hard to determine.

Global Warming Deniers, You Will Be Denied

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Insurance companies, which are based on the so-called 'invisible hand,' have seen the writing on the wall and are no longer in the business of insuring new homes on the Outer Banks in NC.

Full Show: January 20, 2010

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Please view the original post to see the video. Watch the full show from Wednesday, January 20: Haiti is rocked by a strong aftershock; Haitians quest...

Orocobre and Toyota Reach Deal for Argentine Lithium Mine

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Critics of the development and use of lithium-ion ("li-ion") batteries have long cited their concerns over the (un)availability of lithium, and with m...

Chile's Presidential Election and Future of South American Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

It's easy to romanticize South America as being in the throes of dramatic political upheaval. The reality is that social movements, with the exception of Bolivia, are not powerful enough to change the fundamental structures of society.

Bolivia prepares for national vote

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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President Evo Morales expected to win second term in office in Sunday's election....

We Must Support a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

Pablo Solon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pablo Solon

The Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth could do for our planet what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has done to integrate human decency into countries' legal systems around the globe.

Bolivia's Witch Markets

GlobalPost | Sara Shahriari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Sara Shahriari LA PAZ, Bolivia -- At first sight, Calle de las Brujas doesn't look so witchy -- there are no steaming cauldrons or pointy hats. It...

Voting ends in Bolivia elections

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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President Evo Morales expected to win second term in office in Sunday's elections....

Skin Whitening in the Age of Barack Obama, Part One

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Skin whitening is a world-wide phenomenon that is becoming ever more popular as people in developing nations become more flush with cash.

Bolivia summit adopts new currency

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Latin American leaders agree to create currency that will scale back use of dollar....

Climate Deal Flop Reveals Leadership Crisis

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

The failure of world leaders to come to terms with the climate crisis provoked anger and disappointment. My colleague at YES! Magazine, Brooke Jarvis, reported on the early responses to the climate deal.

Bolivia elections get under way

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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President Evo Morales expected to win second term in office in Sunday's elections....

Media Battles in Latin America Not About "Free Speech"

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

International organizations who take an absolutist position with regard to free speech in countries such as Ecuador should apply the same standards to the United States.

El Museo del Barrio: Fifth Avenue on Fire

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Forty years ago, El Museo del Barrio was a dream contained in a single classroom so far north that “sophisticated” Manhattanites would not visit t...

Morales claims Bolivia election win

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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President tightens grip on power as party sweeps congressional seats as well....

Climate Headed for Crash Landing

Pablo Solon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pablo Solon

As the climate talks progress, we can be sure that many of the most powerful nations will use a whole range of tactics to avoid making the necessary commitments to reduce emissions.