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Russia Bolivia to launch gas joint venture

Posted by seumasach on October 15, 2009

F.William Engdahl

Global Research

15th October, 2009

The latest news report that Russia will sign an agreement with the Bolivian government to explore and produce natural gas is a significant setback for US domination of its traditional Latin American sphere of influence. Since it was declared in 1823 as the Monroe Doctrine, the United States, especially its banking elites have regarded South America as a de facto ‘American plantation.’ The move by Russia’s state-owned Gazprom into Bolivia must be seen as Moscow’s asymmetric geopolitical response to US expansion of NATO to the doorstep of Moscow in recent years. The US is ill-prepared to counter with any economic incentive.

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Bolivia expels US diplomat for ‘conspiracy’

Posted by seumasach on March 10, 2009


10th March, 2009

Bolivia orders a US diplomat to leave the country within 72 hours after accusing him of participating in s ‘conspiracy’ against La Paz.

Francisco Martinez, the second secretary of the US embassy in La Paz, was ordered to leave the country by Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday for conspiring with opposition groups in recent unrests.
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Divided Bolivia expected to approve Morales constitution

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2009



22nd January, 2009

Bolivians are expected to approve a new constitution on Sunday that the first indigenous president of the country Evo Morales hopes will transform the life of millions of his fellow citizens by giving them more power.

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Bolivia: Unprecedented Alliance Defeats Right-Wing Assault

Posted by seumasach on October 31, 2008


Federico Fuentes

Global Research

30th October, 2008

LA PAZ: After three months of intense class struggle, there can be no doubt that the U.S.-backed right-wing opposition to the government of President Evo Morales has suffered three important defeats. The right’s offensive to topple Morales, which climaxed with the September 11-12 “civic coup” attempt, has been decisively rolled back by the combined action of the government and social movements. 

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Latin America’s New Consensus

Posted by smeddum on October 31, 2008

Latin America’s New Consensus
Foreign Policy In Focus
When the Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz said the great tragedy of Mexico was that it was so far from God and so close to the United States, the comment summed up the long and tortured relationship between the Colossus of the North and Latin America. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bolivia`s ruling party, opposition agree to referendum on constitution

Posted by seumasach on October 22, 2008


The legislators said they had reached an important agreement to answer the Bolivian people, who had been assembling at the Murillo Square in La Paz since Monday morning
22nd October, 2008
LIMA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) — Bolivia’s ruling party and opposition reached an agreement Monday to call a referendum on a new constitution after several days of dialogue, according to news reports reaching here from La Paz, administrative capital of Bolivia.

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Bolivia:Nueva Constitución: Los movimientos sociales, una vez más, escriben historia

Posted by seumasach on October 22, 2008

El viejo reloj del Palacio Legislativo de La Paz marca las 12h55 horas de hoy. El Presidente de la República, Evo Morales Ayma, no puede contener la emoción y llora, los dirigentes de los movimientos sociales se confunden en un abrazo, los miles de marchistas gritan de júbilo y hacen flamear sus banderas y wiphalas, los mineros hacen detonar sus dinamitas y los campesinos hacen escuchar sus pututus. Es un día histórico para Bolivia porque el Congreso Nacional aprobó por dos tercios la convocatoria a referéndum sobre la Nueva Constitución Política del Estado para el 25 de enero de 2009.

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Bolivians back Morales in vote triumph

Posted by alfied on August 11, 2008

Partial results give Bolivian President Evo Morales a clear victory in a referendum designed as a litmus test for his socialist reforms. Read the rest of this entry »

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Evo Morales Approves Expulsion of US Agency from Bolivia

Posted by seumasach on June 28, 2008

The empire is pulling out all the stops in trying to turn back the tide of nations and peoples reclaiming their democracy and sovereignty. We must make sure that they fail.

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 27 (acn) Bolivian President Evo Morales gave his support Thursday to a call by coca leaf growers of the province of Chapare, Cochabamba to expel the US Agency for International Development (USAID), reports Granma

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