Linda C. Farthing and Kathryn Ledebur Executive Summary When Bolivian President Carlos Mesa challenged vocal U.S. opposition in 2004 and legalized the cultivation of small amounts of coca leaf by Bolivian farmers, it marked a sea change in ...

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  1. Habeas Coca - Bolivia’s Community Coca Control
  2. Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia's Evo Morales In Drug Sting
  3. Is Vice President Garcia Cracking Down on Dissent in Bolivia?
  4. Call to action - “World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Defence of Life”, Tiquipaya, Bolivia
  5. Bolivia: Tiquipaya will host World Peoples Summit on the Environment between October 10-12
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Habeas Coca - Bolivia’s Community Coca Control


Linda C. Farthing and Kathryn Ledebur

Executive Summary

When Bolivian President Carlos Mesa challenged vocal U.S. opposition in 2004 and legalized the cultivation of small amounts of coca leaf by Bolivian farmers, it marked a sea change in supply-side drug policy in the Americas. Not only had one of South America’s poorest countries asserted national control after 20 years of U.S.-financed repression in its principal coca growing region, but the cato accord, as it was known,...

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Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia's Evo Morales In Drug Sting


A confidential informant says the DEA had its sights set on Bolivia's populist leader.

Ryan Grim & Nick Wing

The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged involvement in a cocaine trafficking scheme. The indictments, secured in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting called "Operation Naked King," have not been previously reported.

Morales, a former leader of Bolivia's coca growers union,...

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Is Vice President Garcia Cracking Down on Dissent in Bolivia?

While respecting their right to criticize government policies, Garcia said foreign-funded nongovernmental organizations needed to understand their place within Bolivian society.

Recent statements by Bolivia’s Vice President Alvaro Garcia regarding nongovernmental organisations in Bolivia have triggered off a heated debate on the left.

At an Aug. 11 media conference, Garcia accused NGOs of acting like political parties seeking to interfere in Bolivia’s domestic affairs. While...

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Call to action - “World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Defence of Life”, Tiquipaya, Bolivia


CONVINCED that as children of Mother Earth, our mission is the responsibility with Life according to what our parents and grandparents taught us.
FEELING that the codes, understanding, knowledge and arts of the ancient peoples from the world were ignored by Western civilization and that now the world needs to rescue all the ancient and ancestral wisdom to restore balance and harmony to Mother Earth.
AWARE that the most serious global threats facing us in the defence of life are related to...

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Bolivia: Tiquipaya will host World Peoples Summit on the Environment between October 10-12


President Evo Morales and leaders of the Bolivian Workers Central (COB) and the National Coalition for Change (CONALCAM) announced on Tuesday that Tiquipaya, in the department of Cochabamba, had been chosen to host the Summit for the Environment and Life set for October 10-12.
“We first debated the call for a World Summit for the Environment and in Defence of Live that will be held in Tiquipaya from October 10 to 12 this year,” said the vice-minister for coordination with Social movements...

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