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The Bolivian Coup

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On February 28, 2020

Evo Morales made a lot of mistakes in his last year in power in Bolivia, especially seeking to rewrite the Constitution to keep himself in power. But the coup that overthrew him was based upon the law

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Evo Morales Resigns

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On November 10, 2019
Evo Morales has resigned in the face of military pressure and protests over his unwillingness to leave office. There are going to be lots of hot takes about this from the left and from the right (and on issues such as Latin America, American papers are effectively on the right). Most of them are going […]
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Condors

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On May 10, 2015
This is a good piece on the problems facing the Andean condor, the world’s second largest bird. Basically, even though condors, like other vultures, do the ecosystem a tremendous amount of service by eating carrion, South American farmers see them as enemies and shoot them. Populations are in decline in most of its range. This […]

Ochs

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On April 19, 2015

This is a pretty intense story about how Phil Ochs was caught up in the repression of artists and leftists in Latin America in the early 1970s and how closely he came to being disappeared in Bolivia l

Glacier Memorial National Park

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On November 24, 2014
I suppose I should visit Glacier National Park and Glacier Bay National Park before the glaciers become one of our starkest memorials to human-caused climate change. The loss of these glaciers will have widespread negative impacts on the humans and ecosystems in entire region, as they will around the world, including in China and Bolivia.

Cerro Rico

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On September 18, 2014

The Cerro Rico silver mine in Potosí, Bolivia was the source of much Spanish wealth after the brutal colonization of the Americas. Although the Incas engaged in some small-scale mining there, the Spa

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