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As A Dark Year Ends, Remember the Inspirational People of 2009

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

A celebration of the men and women who didn't slump, but realised that the worse the world gets, the harder people of goodwill have to work to put it right.

Holding the Global North Responsible for Climate Change: What Would Lord Russell Do?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

To truly be effective, climate change activists will have to gain support from more important geopolitical players in the region such as Brazil. If they fail to do so, critics may dismiss the tribunal as a partisan hatchet job on the United States, just like in Bertrand Russell's day.

What Kind of "Hope" Is Obama Offering Honduras and Latin America?

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Roberto Lovato

In the land of esperanza, Obama must recognize that talk of "hope" that is accompanied by continued military funding for governments like those of Honduras or Colombia rings hollow.

Bolivia's Biggest Cocaine Lab Raided (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bolivian drug enforcement agents have raided the biggest cocaine lab ever found in the country, BBC reports. The lab was able to produce up to 220 pou...

Evo Morales: Obama 'Lied' About Cooperation

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — President Evo Morales on Wednesday accused Barack Obama of lying by pledging to change America's historically heavy-handed rel...

Morales: Relations Can Improve If US Stops Meddling

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — President Evo Morales called for an about-face in relations with Washington on Thursday, saying past diplomatic spats can be o...

Drug War Hurts Many Bolivian Farmers Who Rely On The Coca Plant

WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
WorldFocus.org

For more than 30 years, a drug war was waged in Bolivia with the help of the U.S. drug enforcement administration. Bolivia's Yungas region is one o...

Hillary Clinton Recognizes Multi-Polar World, Failures of U.S. Latin America Policy

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

For the first time we have an acknowledgment of our failure in Venezuela.

Is President Obama Serious About a New Relationship with the Americas?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

Will Obama rebuild our relationship with the south on a foundation of respect for democracy? Or will it be more of the same superpower policies cloaked in collaborative and intelligent rhetoric?

A New Day in South America

Eyck Freymann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eyck Freymann

Evo Morales' charisma and resonant populist message have revolutionary potential throughout the South American continent. The question is only whether he will be thwarted by foreign governments and corporations.

Morales Assassination Plot Foiled, 3 Killed: Police

AP | CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivian police foiled an alleged plot to assassinate President Evo Morales, killing three men in a 30-minute gunbattle with a...

Morales Ends Hunger Strike

News24 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Evo Morales has ended a five-day hunger strike after Bolivia's congress approved a law that sets a December date for general elections....

Bolivian President Evo Morales Using Hunger Strike To Move Congress

Thaindian News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bolivia's President Evo Morales is on a hunger strike to force the National Congress to pass a law. The law would provide for new elections in Decemb...

Evo Morales: US Conspiracy To Force Bolivia Onto Daylight Savings Time (April Fools!)

democracyctr.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An April Fools joke by the Democracy Center: President Evo Morales, equipped with a wall clock as a prop, charged Tuesday that the U.S. Embassy in L...

More Natural Resource Conflicts To Come (AUDIO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Competition for natural resoures often lies at the heart of human conflict, from oil and water in the Middle East to contested coltan in the Democ...

Ryan Grim

Bolivian President Chews Coca During Speech At UN

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Evo Morales isn't afraid to practice what he preaches. The Bolivian president, an outspoken proponent of coca, the leaf used to make cocaine, brought ...

Bolivia expels US diplomat, alleging conspiracy

AP | PAOLA FLORES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA PAZ, Bolivia — President Evo Morales on Monday ordered a U.S. diplomat to leave Bolivia for allegedly conspiring with opposition groups, furt...

The United States and Bolivia: A New Beginning?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

With Obama's policy towards Venezuela and Cuba pretty much decided, Bolivia is left as a government in the region where the hostility of the Bush administration could be quickly reversed.

In Bolivia, Lithium Is A Tightly Controlled Commodity

Nytimes.com | SIMON ROMERO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UYUNI, Bolivia -- In the rush to build the next generation of hybrid or electric cars, a sobering fact confronts both automakers and governments seeki...

Bolivia's Evo Morales Wins Referendum Designed To Enhance His Powers

Telegraph | Gareth Rubin in La Paz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bolivia is facing a political crisis after President Evo Morales won a decisive victory in a referendum designed to enhance his own powers and turn th...

One Problem With Talking About "Energy Independence"

Clusterstock | Jay Yarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than half the world's supply of lithium--73 million tons--is in Bolivia, a nation run by populist Evo Morales. In anticipation of a growing need ...

The Contradictions Facing a Black President of the American Empire

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

If you want to know if Obama is really altering the tectonic forces that drive American power, keep an eye on the rooftop of the world.

Competing Meetings On Gaza In Kuwait, Qatar Highlight Divisions In Arab World (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

The visceral response seen across the world to Israel's attacks on Gaza has been described by many as an unprecedented outpouring of support for Pales...

Oliver Stone Meets Bolivia's President Morales For Talk, Coca

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LA PAZ, Bolivia — U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone kicked a soccer ball and chewed coca leaves with Bolivia's leftist president Tuesday during an int...

Evo Morales: All Latin American Nations Should Expel US Ambassadors

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, has said that all Latin American nations should expel US ambassadors in their country's until the American econom...