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Iran: The Anti-Imperialist Ruse

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Tala Dowlatshahi The recent call by Secretary of State Clinton to sanction eight of the highest ranking Iranian officials ranging from the Interio...

WATCH: Bolivia's President Kicks Player In Groin During 'Friendly' Soccer Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- President Evo Morales kneed an opposing player in the groin during a soccer match against a team of political rivals after an ...

The Future of Electric Cars Could Lie in...Afghanistan?

The Car Connection | CarConnection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Electric cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf require lots of lithium and other precious heavy metals to make them go. Today's sources of lithium are far a...

Thirsty Cows, Poor Nations and Other Ironies of Climate Change

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Loewentheil

Today, every office in the small South American nation of Bolivia is closed as the country celebrates its 185th Independence Day. Every office, that is, but the tiny, sparsely equipped mayoral office of Pasorapa.

Citizens, Resist the Squeeze Play on Your Minds

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Sharpen your eyes and ears to the noun the corporate media uses to reference you. Every time you are referred to as a consumer (which is virtually every time), say resolutely to yourself, "Citizen."

Suggested Revisions to Bolivian Travel Guides, Part 2: Bolivian Bullfighting

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Nathaniel Loewentheil

When the local men explain over their 10th bucket of chicha the night before the festival begins that the bullfights are no big deal and are actually pretty safe, they are lying.

Does Rule of Law Really Matter for Development?

Christopher Sabatini | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Sabatini

Countries and economies have prospered without the effective rule of law; ones haven't even though they may have it; and plenty of companies are willing to invest even in abysmal or deteriorating conditions.

My Trip to Bolivia, Part 2

Dayle Haddon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dayle Haddon

The problems I witnessed -- abandonment of children and the brutal view on HIV/AIDS -- are the outgrowth of extreme poverty. Bolivia is the poorest country in South America -- we don't have the luxury to turn our backs.

My Trip To Bolivia

Dayle Haddon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Dayle Haddon

After a few days traveling through Bolivia, I realized this was a different kind of poverty from the in-your-face version I'd experienced in Africa on other UNICEF trips.

Amidst the Rocky Andes, Summiting the Politically Impossible: Power and Rhetoric at Bolivia's World Peoples' Conference

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Loewentheil

"Aquí estámos," the campesina's voice rang out, more heart than tongue, "Bolivia, la esperanza del mundo." Here we are: Bolivia, the hope of the wor...

NYT's Larry Rohter Responds on His South of the Border Slam

Peter Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Hart

NYT's reporter Larry Rohter turned in a factually challenged fact-check of Oliver Stone's new film South of the Border. So Stone and the film's co-writers wrote a devastating rebuttal.

From Cochabamba to Cancun

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

It was clear from the opening moments of the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which took place in Tiquipaya...

Lessons from Cochabamba on Borders, Labels and Justice

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michelle Chen

As the chaos of climate change forces unprecedented demographic shifts, we may see yet more labels, more borderlands turned into disaster zones or even battlefields.

Weekly Mulch: Citizens Lead Cochabamba Climate Negotiations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental advocates from around the world gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this week and resolved that, ...

Global Warming of the Heart

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Earth Day is over. Or is it? Thousands of conscious actions took place around the world in celebration of the Earth, but the changes that were made didn't end at midnight.

Bolivia Climate Summit Ends With Call For International Climate Court

The Guardian | Andres Schipani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Rich countries should reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and set up a court to punish climate crimes, according to an international conference of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...