Unrest in Bolivia

Looks like my dad picked a bad time to visit the motherland: Thousands took to the streets in the capital, chanting anti-government slogans and demanding the president resign despite his announcement Monday that he will shelve controversial plans for natural gas exports. The plans to sell gas to the United States and Mexico had already …

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Today in History

One year ago, I was tooling around Paris. In 1967, Latin American guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed while attempting to incite revolution in Bolivia. More events

Coca != Cocaine ?

Interesting article forwarded to me by my cousin from the WSJ on Coca Eradication failing in Bolivia. Unfortunately you need a subscription to view it online but you can get a lot of info from Google News too. And from Erythroxylum: The Coca Plant The Andean culture and the coca plant have thrived for centuries. …

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