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I Am Meeting with the Bolivian President Tomorrow - Any Questions?

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kety Esquivel

Tomorrow I am meeting with the Bolivian president. I thought I would create an open thread here for you to leave any questions that you want me to ...

Bolivia's 'People's Conference' On Climate Change Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth kicked off Tuesday with an opening ceremony in Tiquipaya, Bolivia, Reut...

Evo Morales, Bolivian Leader, Warns Chicken Can Ruin Hair, Virility

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TIQUIPAYA, Bolivia — Bolivian President Evo Morales said Tuesday that men should stay away from chicken if they want to maintain their hair and ...

Bolivian Villagers Want Compensation For Melting Glaciers

BBC News | Andres Schipani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the small village of Khapi, below the stunning - and still snow-covered - Mount Illimani, the sense of anxiety is profound. An idea has taken ro...

Bolivian Government Outlines Strategy for International Climate Negotiations

Robert S. Eshelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert S. Eshelman

The Bolivian government detailed today a broad plan for future international climate change negotiations and how governments and social movements migh...

Pachamama, Cochabamba and Our Grain of Sand

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kety Esquivel

I've been in Cochabama, Bolivia now for the People's World Conference for Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth for a day but I feel like its ...

World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth Kicks Off in Bolivia

Robert S. Eshelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. Eshelman

The Bolivian climate conference occurs at a pivotal moment in international climate change negotiations.

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba Summit to Combat Climate Change Innovatively

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Boli...

New Homes Needed For Dozens Of Circus Animals

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — She could have lived till 40 in the wild, where the average life span of a lion is double that in captivity. But Maiza is ...

Stop Hugo Chavez Before It's Too Late

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

And with Iran's documented exportation of terror into Latin America, Venezuela is Iran's ultimate forward base for that terror state's ambitions in Latin America.

Bolivia To Hold Alternative 'People's Conference' On Climate Change

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LA PAZ (AFP) -- The alternative "people's conference" on climate change called by socialist Bolivian President Evo Morales is expecting 7,500 delegate...

Bolivia Steps Up: Interview with Climate Negotiator Angelica Navarro on the eve of Cochabamba Climate Summit

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Huff-Hannon

On one of the last days of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, the 16th of December, I found myself with thousands of others outside of the well-guar...

Microfinance among the Populists

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

Populist governments across Latin America are re-shaping the environment in which microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide financial services to low i...

Street Vendors In Bolivia Ignite Food Fight With Police (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A clash between Bolivian street merchants and police officials in the city of Santa Cruz on Tuesday erupted into a massive food fight. According to ...

Who Or What Do You Trust?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Risking doing something different can build trust; the trust that you are capable of learning new skills -- old dogs can learn new tricks.

US: No Climate Aid To Developing Countries Opposing Copenhagen Accord

The Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The US State Department is denying climate change assistance to countries opposing the Copenhagen accord, it emerged today. The new policy, first rep...

From Bolivia to Bonn: Climate Negotiations at a Crossroads

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

While this year's 40th anniversary of Earth Day in the U.S. was fraught with equal parts horror at the escalating oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexic...

Dispatch From Cochabamba

Fernando Sulichin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Sulichin

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Bolivia Woman Reportedly Sold New-Born Baby For $140

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A woman in Bolivia has been arrested after admitting that she sold her new-born baby to a woman who could not have children of her own, police say....

Climate Game Changer: From Copenhagen to Cochabamba

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Representatives of 50 governments will meet with ordinary people and social movement leaders from around the world in Bolivia to work on solutions to the threat of climate change.

How Much Would You Pay For Your Next Breath Of Oxygen? When Capitalism Fails

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Phil began grilling me, "the US economy should rely on pure free market capitalism for everything. Anything involving the government is wasteful and ...

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."