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Six years ago, New York filmmaker Sisa Bueno was a volunteer in Bolivia whose attention was captured by the struggle of Afro-Bolivians to be counted as an ethnic group in their country. No Bolivian census has made an official count of the number of African descendents living within its borders, and before Bolivia’s 2009 constitutional…

Evo

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivia and the United States will reestablish diplomatic ties after three years of frayed relations. The two countries severed ties after Bolivia expelled the U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg and the Drug Enforcement Agency, under allegations that they were supporting the Bolivian political opposition. In a major change of…

Evo-Morales

Today in Latin America Top Story — The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales and representatives of indigenous Amazon protesters reached an agreement Monday that ends two months of protests over a planned highway through an ecological reserve. After a marathon session of negotiations, Bolivia’s communications minister Iván Canelas announced that the government and protestors reached…

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En la siguiente entrevista realizada el 20 de septiembre en la Misión Permanente de Bolivia ante las Naciones Unidas, el Canciller boliviano David Choquehuanca nos habla del pedido de extradición que su gobierno ha solicitado a los Estados Unidos, el futuro de las reservas de litio del salar de Uyuni y la marcha en defensa…

The town of Rurrenabaque, Bolivia where protesters seized a landing strip Monday.

Bolivia’s defense minister reigned from her post after the government sent around 500 police officers to break up a protest over a planned highway through an indigenous-inhabited nature preserve. Former Defense Minister Celicia Chacón said she did not agree with the government’s actions to break up a march against the highway project. Her resignation comes…

Bolivian President Evo Morales. (CubaDebate)

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday said that the regional South American bloc UNASUR (the Union of South American Nations) should “decertify” the United States in its counternarcotics efforts. Morales’ comments come after the U.S. blacklisted Bolivia for failing to meet counterdrug obligations in 2008 and its renewed…

El-Alto

Today in Latin America Top Story — Bolivia’s Supreme Court convicted five senior military officers for the  the killings of 64 people during protests in 2003. Four former generals and an admiral were sentenced to between 10 and 15 years in prison for their roles in the killing of protesters in El Alto, a city near the…

Bolivia-Evo-Morales

Today in Latin America Top Story— Bolivian President Evo Morales accused the United States Sunday of inciting a protest by indigenous protesters against a Brazilian-financed highway that would cut through an Amazon nature preserve. Morales, who in the past has had a strained relationship with the U.S., threatened to expel the U.S. Agency for International…

Bolivian President Evo Morales.

Bolivian authorities detained a journalist yesterday for allegedly selling a documentary that disrespected President Evo Morales. Richard Romero Cossío, a journalist from the city of Santa Cruz who was selling a documentary entitled “Union Dictatorship”, was arrested in the Bolivian capital of La Paz. The documentary is alleged to be critical of unionized coca workers…