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Juana de Bolivia

Violeta Ayala | Posted 07.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Juana Orbe detrás de las rejas puestas por el gobierno para que las personas con discapacidad, no entren a la Plaza Murillo. ©PinchesGringos En ple...

The Wicked Granny

Violeta Ayala | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
Violeta Ayala

Rosemerry Guarita, taking off like a Super Girl, La Paz, May 2016 ©PinchesGringos Rosemerry Guarita lost her dentures during the first protests by p...

El Cantante

Violeta Ayala | Posted 06.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Álex Cabrera, cantando en el Teatro Municipal de La Paz, el 5 de Mayo, 2016 ©PinchesGringos Álex Cabrera Flores, ganó un reality show de cantant...

La Súper Abuela

Violeta Ayala | Posted 06.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Co-escrito con la periodista Boliviana, Andrea Monasterios Rossmery en La Paz Junio 2016 ©PinchesGringos Rossmery Guarita perdió su placas, al ...

El Líder Parapléjico y el Ministro de la Presidencia

Violeta Ayala | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Co-escrito con la periodista Boliviana, Andrea Monasterios Miguel Mamani mostrando que ha salido campeón en una maraton donde participaron 10,000 a...

South America's Leftist Implosion: Let the Debate Begin

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

From Venezuela to Brazil to Argentina, the political left is crumbling, raising real questions about the durability of South America's so-called "Pink Tide." In Caracas, the future of Chávez protégé Nicolás Maduro remains unclear amidst plunging world oil prices, rampant inflation, power shortages and scarcity of basic goods.

Water Canons Used On Disabled Protestors in Bolivia

Violeta Ayala | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Earlier this year we saw something that took us completely by surprise. There was a group of people in wheelchairs hanging themselves from a bridge in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Mi Derecho a la Dignidad - Feliza Alí

Violeta Ayala | Posted 05.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

El 23 de septiembre de 1995 fue un día decisivo para Lilí, pues ese día murió y volvió a nacer como Feliza, su nombre de bautizo. Dejó una ident...

My Right to Live with Dignity

Violeta Ayala | Posted 05.25.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

On September 23rd of 1995 Lili died and was born as Feliza, her real name. She left behind an identity that wouldn't belong to her any longer and was forced to start a new life.

What Sanders Is and Is Not Accomplishing

William Bradley | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

The big and brawling debate Thursday night in Brooklyn revealed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders are pretty well sick of one another. And that they are each actually pretty darn good at what they do.

Evo Morales loses chance at a fourth term

Linda C. Farthing | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Linda C. Farthing

Evo told the press February 24th after the vote count was confirmed that the results would be respected. "We have lost a battle but not the war. We will not give up; we will continue the struggle for the poor and future generations with more experience and even more commitment," he said.

Message to Bernie: Stop Frittering Away Your Political Revolution

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

After an energetic and dynamic summer, the Bernie Sanders campaign seems to have stalled.

Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia's Evo Morales In Drug Sting

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged involvement in a...

Bolivian Prez: Women Are Smarter Than Men

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.03.2015 | Latino Voices

Though it’s painful for him to admit it, Bolivian President Evo Morales says women are smarter than men. In comments on Monday in the city of El...

Baby Steps at 2014 Lima COP20

Zak Bennett | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Zak Bennett

After finishing 34 hours late, some people left the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2014 (COP20), held in Lima, Peru, with conclusions and others with confusion and dismay.

Law of Mother Earth: A Vision From Bolivia

Peter Neill | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Looking toward the future, one can easily despair over the scale of change required, the intractability of vested interests and governments, and the human energy and imagination required to make any change for the better.


Julia E. Sweig | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

A major move by Obama on Cuba may well go a long way in dampening the region's skepticism toward Washington. But neither will it create the conditions for a return to the kind of policy agenda the New York Time editorial board appears to expect.

Former Bolivian President Carlos Mesa Calls Brazilian Presidential Hopeful Marina Silva "Unpredictable"

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Bamidele

On Sept. 12, 2014 former Bolivian president and vice president, from 2003 to 2005 and 2002 to 2003 respectively, Carlos Mesa visited the Inn at Penn, located on the University of Pennsylvania's campus, to deliver a speech on the future of Latin America.

How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

Brazil Should Give Asylum to Edward Snowden

Pablo Ortellado | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Pablo Ortellado

Brazil will only provide asylum to Snowden if the citizenry of Brazil pressures the government to do so. Accomplishing this is our responsibility.

The Not-So-Hidden Costs of Gold Mining

Hippo Reads | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Hippo Reads

Today, gold's importance in the collective imagination is rivaled only by its status in the global commodity market where, until recently, it was considered one of the world's safest investments.

Making Your First Feature Film: Campo De Batalla

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Amancay Tapia

Making your first feature film not only takes a lot of work, but endless energy and determination. The results may not be what you expected, but what ...

Is Bolivia the New Afghanistan, or Is O'Grady From The WSJ Delusional?

Violeta Ayala | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Violeta Ayala

Her eye-catching title reads, "Bolivia's decent into rogue state status," but what does that mean? A rouge state is a country that has broken international law and poses a threat to the security of other nations.

Why Snowden's Passport Matters

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Cancelation of the passport wasn't just an effort to prevent the whistleblower from getting to a country that might grant political asylum. It was also a declaration that the U.S. government can nullify the right to travel just as surely as it can nullify the right to privacy.

Bolivian President Blasts Obama For 'Crimes Against Humanity' | Posted 11.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Bolivian President Evo Morales said Thursday that he will file a lawsuit against the US government for crimes against humanity. Morales decried the Un...