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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 ...

Brazilian Election: What Does South American Giant Want in Post-Lula Era?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Brazil is nearing the end of Lula's second term and must decide whether it wants to continue to pursue a more independent foreign policy which could ultimately risk Washington's ire.

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...

Hugo Chavez Invites Fidel Castro To Join Him On Twitter

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See screenshots below* During a visit to Bolivia this week, Venezualean President Hugo Chavez invited Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuban lea...

Washington Elite Still Don't Get Latin America - Will They Ever?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

In the film "Guantanamera," the last by renowned Cuban director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, the Yoruba creation myth is presented as a metaphor for the ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Alternative Climate Summit, Machu Picchu, and El Niño: Destroyer of Civilizations

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

For millennia, the weather has played a key and pivotal role in the rise and fall of civilizations in the Andes. Yet now in a warming world many are bewildered and don't know what will come next.

"Mother Earth Is a Living Being": Cochabamba and the Civilizational Root of the Climate Crisis

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roberto Lovato

"The climate crisis is not about which civilization is right and which civilization is wrong," said Angelica Navarro, Bolivia's chief climate negotiator. "It's about who has real solutions."

President Evo Morales Dancing with the People on Earth Day at PWCCC

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kety Esquivel

Not only did this year mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, it was also the first anniversary of the last day of the People's World Conference for ...

Planeta o Muerte -- Evo Morales and the Revolutionary Politics of Mother Earth

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roberto Lovato

Morales' convening of this unprecedented global conference represents an inspiring a new era in hemispheric and global politics, a fusion of movements in the effort to save mother earth.

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...

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...

Cochabamba Climate Conference: The Coca Contradiction

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

How effective is Morales's conference likely to be? And what do environmentalists make of the environmental downsides of Morales' coca nationalism?

Dispatch From Cochabamba

Fernando Sulichin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Sulichin

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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.

Carville, Colombia and BP

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

James Carville moves in powerful circles in the U.S. What's less commonly known, however, is that he is also a virtual kingmaker in Latin America.

Coca Colla: It's the Real Thing

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

The Andean nation's indigenous people have long resented the Coca-Cola company for usurping the name of their sacred coca leaf. Now, they are aiming to take back their heritage.

Dispatch From Caracas

Oliver Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Oliver Stone

Is Hugo Chávez really the anti-American pariah we've read about for years? Is he really all that different from the other democratic, left-of-center leaders who now govern most of the region? I don't believe so.

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.