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Transformations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Forest Carbon Market Faces Bolivian Barrier at UN Climate Talks

Bolivia is objecting to the creation of a United Nations carbon market that would allow richer nations to offset their greenhouse gas emissions by protecting forests in developing countries. Continue reading

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The Bolivian Road to Socialism

Mike Geddes argues we can learn from the Bolivian experiences of working in and against the state Continue reading

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ALBA: Fate of Cancun Climate Summit is At Stake

ALBA Denounces Developed Country Attempts to Rupture Kyoto Protocol
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Speech by Ambassador Pablo Solon of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in COP16 Plenary 12/4/10

We would like, first of all, to emphasize the great effort put forth on the part of Margaret in presenting us this text, which we will study very carefully. We would like to express in a preliminary manner that, nonetheless, we lament the fact that the imbalances in the earlier text have not been overcome in this second version. Continue reading

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Bolivia Ambassador to UN Pablo Solón Responds to Secret U.S. Manipulation of Climate Talks Revealed in WikiLeaks Cable

Secret diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have revealed new details about how the United States manipulated last year’s climate talks in Copenhagen. Continue reading

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Venezuela: Firm Rejection of US Aggression

Last Tuesday, President Hugo Chavez presided over a state event in the presence of all branches of government and regional representatives, to express the nation’s rejection of threats and attempts to undermine Venezuela’s democracy. Continue reading

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Outside the Logic of the State: Dancing With Dangl

If you were delighted that Hollywood finally took the new political turns of South America seriously, but were disappointed that Oliver Stone, in “South of the Border,” offered only the standard fare of “superstars” in a tired and untrue narrative of “Big Men Make History,” then you should read Ben Dangl’s “Dancing with Dynamite. Continue reading

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Evo Morales: Forests, indigenous peoples are not for sale

The 2011 UN climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, is not expected to agree to sharp cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. But the UN and rich nations will push for the conference to endorse a carbon trading scheme to protect forests, known as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD). Continue reading

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ALBA and the Promise of Cooperative Development

Existing international economic institutions and relations operate in ways detrimental to third world development. Continue reading

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Venezuela to Boost Youth Front in South Africa

The Venezuelan delegation to the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students, to be held Dec. 13-21, 2010, will boost the creation of a Broad Anti-imperialist Youth Front. Continue reading

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