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What Separates Peru From the Rest of South America?
"With rick steves with an insider look at how peru stands out from the rest of south america. It's where author and journalist. Marie arana grew up before her bicultural family moved to the us. She writes about her identity in her book. American teacup read. Thanks for joining us. Thank you so much. Rik good to be here. I'm just really excited for you to be my tour guide because is country. I know very little about before we get into this discussion about the people of peru. Just give us a quick one paragraph description of your homeland you know for a country that's the size of roughly the size of california not much bigger. It's an astonishing place because it has just every kind of land form you can imagine. Rick it has the coast it has the desert it has the jungle it has the mountain has the planes. It has all of that and if you fly over peru this is amazing to me you go from one land form to another land form just in the course of a few seconds. It's it's really astonishing place geographically when you compare peru to the other south american countries. How would the people of peru see themselves Compared to the countries that surround them. Well you know we are an andean nation and the andean nations are of course colombia and ecuador and bolivia these are the the spine of the andes of course runs through the whole continent. But we are. We call ourselves and ian people because we are a mix honesty so mix of indigenous and white and black in a very different proportion. Shall we say to. The people of venezuela which are are less india less indigenous more more black and the colombians as well which has a much larger population of blacks than we do improve we do have afro peruvian along the coast who have been there for hundreds and hundreds of years but we are distinguished. I think by our indian ness. And i think that you know the people of argentina. The people of that people are why they come. They come up to peru and they're they're struck by the truly indian culture that we have okay so when you say
The Left Is Trying to Goad White Americans Into White Tribalism
"Get back to this idea. You said that the left is trying to goad white americans into being the demonic version that they have in their minds. They're voting us into being white tribal us and you and i of course would say no. Thank you go ahead. Yeah the last is is repeating the talking points of the cloud cuts clan circa one thousand nine hundred fifty in one thousand nine hundred fifty. The klu klux klan said this is a white man's country founded on white dominance and watson. Liz ation if you take away segregation and you allow nation between the races. You will save the destruction of america. They'll be pulling down at statutes they'll be burning down at cities they'll be tearing up. Its founding documents and we in the center. We civic nationalists who support the founding principles saying no. No america is accidentally a white man's country. It's more importantly in englishman's country in english political history and resistance to tyranny and moderate form of the reformation and a balance between the king and the parliament all these english virtues are ones that made america what it is. That's why you can't have the same constitution in bolivia and colombia. They tried and they failed because they didn't come from an english political. So that's the point. This is not a a white skin idea. This is not. You have to be an english person idea. This an idea that happens to have come out of those cultures and out of those national traditions. But it has nothing to do with your ethnic identity anyone's world can buy into this idea and that is why america is a nation of nations. But something happened culturally where the people who came to this country in more recent decades. They were not even invited to buy into these ideas. They were allowed to have their own crazy backward ideas from their own nations. They were not asked to be a part of america effectively. Worse than that they were encouraged should be
Lionel Messi Equals Argentina's All-Time Appearance Record
"And of course another record Leeann messy making the most appearances now in history of the junior national team matching maturana. Oh how would you rate his performance. Joe's he was good really in by example and we sat down the other day he looked like a modern emission like name for brazil to win the copa america. Finally winning something with argentina. He will beat the record. Now of masha. Rhino in time against bolivia. She's the next game. He's got all week to rest hallway to prepare for the next game to come to the rest of this competition then there's the quarterfinals etc
Celebrating La Paz, Bolivia
"It's morning this is a son of la pass. Libya bolivia's unique. It has two capitals in la paz one of them. So it's a very busy city specially in the morning. Traffic lights are blinking red and green but a lot of drivers. Just ignore the lights. Et ignore the traffic signs. The intersections are packed. Meanwhile their mothers walking their kids to school lenders setting up tents along the curb and crowds of people under way to work for these pedestrians. The streets lupus are dangerous. But then in the chaos. There's zebra zebras holding up a bring paddle sign and one side of the paddle. At says body stopped in spanish and on the other side it says gaseous dink you disea- bre walks up to woman waiting to cross the street and tucks her paddle between their arm. Suddenly cars all stop disease protects. The woman's hand in safely guides across the street in la. Paz this is bruce job.
Corporate Media vs. Bolivian Democracy
"The on the show. We put the spotlight on bolivia as we examined the hypocrisy of western media towards the return of bolivia democracy following the two thousand and nineteen coup against evil morales in two thousand nineteen a right wing coup with support of both the us government and the organization of american states overthrew the government of evil morales following presidential elections that showed no proof of fraud or irregularities the resulting coup government led to several people getting killed following a wave of protests and arrest. This of course is a summarize consensus by the global south and certainly from the bolivian. People of what took place in two thousand nineteen western media on the other hand paints the picture of yet another authoritarian leader disliked by the us being quote unquote asked to step down from their post now following the two thousand twenty presidential election. Victory of evo morales maas party and the recent arrests of cool leader. Janine on years the corporate media is still following the same playbook of presenting bolivia as a country in turmoil with the type of objectivity that conveniently ends in a conclusion that favors the powerful
Tropical Forest Destruction Accelerated in 2020
"Fires and logging in the world's tropical forests increased last year. That's despite pledges by many countries and food companies to nd four station by the year 2020. Or from NPR's Dan Charles. The environmental group World Resources Institute been using satellites to track what it calls primary tropical forests. These are the areas with the most valuable wildlife habitat and stored carbon, the group says. An area of these forests the size of the Netherlands, disappeared last year. That's up 12% from the previous year. It was especially bad in parts of Latin America, including Brazil. There was good news, though from Indonesia, where deforestation is down. The group says it's especially concerned about the dramatic spike in wildfires in a vast area of wetland called the Pantanal in Brazil and Bolivia. It could be a signal that climate change and shrinking forests nearby might be drying out the wetland and making fires more likely. And Charles NPR News
Bolivia's Former Interim President Jeanine Áñez Arrested for Sedition
"Our ultra Bolivia now where there seems to be a settling of political scores. The country's former interim president, Janine and yes, has been arrested on sedition charges. They're linked to her alleged involvement in a reported coo of 2019 against the former president Evo Morales. His ally, Louise outside is now in power, and Mr Morales is demanding punishment. The alleged coup plotters, Janina Anya says she's the victim of political persecution will have to try to find out more about what's happening and go to the capital. A pause. Enjoying Monica Makiko Monica. Just tell us first about the arrests, not just of Janine. Yes, but others as well. Yes. Lisa, In fact that there are two former minister off Giannini, Anya's government that has also being detained. There are other arrest orders that are taking place right now. We don't know how many there will be arrested because this is not just one case. There are many cases and basically they're being arrest because because because they said that they have conspired against the Constitution. The charges are terrorism and sedition. This is said to have taken place in 2000 and 19. Why are the arrests happening now? We basically don't know what the government have decided to do this. This is the this is in fact, something that happened in 2019 and then beat remind you, Lise. That doing the time that Giannini Anya's came into power, she has bean she had the back up off the constitutional Tribunal, as well as from the U U and as well as the Away s so she had basically all the support in order to, uh, to assume as president of Bolivia legally, So this is this is something very strange that it's happening in the country, and we basically don't know why one off the keys could be the fact that that the movement to a socialism have lost all the major cities. And some of the major states in the country on the elections that we have last Sunday. This election's once where to elect governors and also mayors and Mrs municipalities. And basically the government. The movement to a socialism have lost all the major cities in the country. So probably this is one of the reasons why this is happening. In fact, the second turn the second round off this elections That has to be done that has to take place on April 21st. It's right now in danger, because because of this, and also is there any coincidence that ever, Morales has just arrived in Bolivia from when a Zara's where he'd been Living in exile. Well, yes, probably. That's part of the reasons we just don't know yet. Nothing is very clear because the accusation doesn't have really, uh, legal
Bolivia arrests ex leader in crackdown on opposition
"Have arrested the former interim president Giannina Anya's who's been charged with sedition and conspiracy. Prosecutors accused her and the number of former ministers of helping the military in 2019 to oust from power. Bolivia's left wing leader Eva Morales,
Bolivia's ex-interim leader arrested
"Arrested the former interim president Janina and yes, who's been charged with sedition and conspiracy. Prosecutors accused her and a number of former ministers of helping the military and 2019 You asked from power Bolivia's left wing leader Abel Morales, he fled the country amid violent protests after losing the backing of the army over his controversial re election to 1/4 term in office. But since then his mass Socialist party has been reelected. Lasagnas, who denies any conspiracy, said political persecution had begun.
Bolivia's ex-interim leader says authorities seek her arrest
"Arrested the former interim president Janina and yes, who's been charged with sedition and conspiracy. Prosecutors accused lasagnas on several former government ministers of taking part in a coupe against the left wing leader Evo Morales. Minutes after the arrest was confirmed Ms Anya's tweeted that she had been the victim Off a political persecution. Remember in
Senate Republicans will decide fate of $2,000 stimulus checks
"Approved $2000 stimulus checks but is the president's own party on board? House passed a bill that would increase the amount of money Americans receive in the second round of pandemic relief stimulus payments. But our 44 Republicans who voted for the Democrats going to go through as it comes down to the Senate, even though President Trump supports the measure, a number of Republicans voted against the bill, Wisconsin Republican Congressman Glenn Grothman. Looking at this bill today. It makes me feel like we're in the Parliament of Afghanistan. Brandi, a mentor, Bolivia. We really think The way to improve the quality of life for Americans is to just print more money from the Fed.
"bolivia" Discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs
"The time morales the former president like he was perceived as an indigenous leader a leader of the cocoa growing people that it seemed in some ways that there was almost a merger of the left with indigenous movements and that seemed to be so powerful. I'm curious in terms of in the writing of the book and in your experience of of living in bolivia and working in bolivia. Do you see that. As a lasting connection between indigenous peoples and and left us and how was it possible to even distinguish differentiate. Because obviously as you've already told us in terms of identity it's so complex multi layered so. I wonder how even somebody like maude. Alison self He was so strongly associated with the indigenous movement. One of the things that surprise me and again looking at this from from canada and the media a little bit of media we get up here are say the new president and morales his successor. These still early days because he only took over you know in the last month he hasn't really made it clear that he's going to chart a new path from what the mass has done over the last several years and of course being a senior cabinet minister as well for for the morales government that that of makes sense. But i'm just wondering about how does that indigenous and and sort of the ideological combination do you see. did you see that as lasting and Do you see that. As as something that will become a permanent fixture in bolivian politics. Yes so for me. I think about the left in bolivia as grounded in a particular kind of predominantly union politics. That also has is now a tradition So i think they're being an indigenous tradition that You know in more in the lens is about sovereignty and more in the highlands was about a collective overcoming of your class in racial domination and And those are two different pictures right but they. They founded a ready alliance of in the nineteen eighties. In one thousand nine hundred and that i feel like each side has learned a lot from the other in that that picture and then the left's comes out of a. You know very union organizing socialist tradition. That was built on the ability of both urban workers and miners and in a separate different way peasants who were mostly indigenous identified to mass mobilize to carry out different kinds of strikes rate and that that tradition is something that goes back to the nineteen twenties in the nineteen thirties ends. There was a time when the left's site self is kind of a movement of exit people like we're in the city in our lincoln a push all of our identity to the side Or you know. The trade union movement allied with a kind of middle-class revolutionary nationalist revolution in nineteen fifty two and their vision for indigenous peoples. Was they were gonna like health escape from being a digital. And so what happened. I would say since. Nineteen seventy-one nineteen seventy four during in the first bit during the period of military dictatorship and a very like anti-labour an anti peasant military dictatorship undergo bouncer. Seventeen seventy one hundred seventy nine. A new movement emerged. That kind of brought together a hasn't politics with alliances with working class people And with a class nomination and that was called the cut theresa movement ends one of my favorite phrases from the racer movement the way that they understand racing classes. It's about seeing with two is to see what this i of race in his eye of class and see the ways that they were intertwined so everyone in bolivia it feels like it's not really everyone. The vast majority of people are in some kind of union or work association in those are the legacy of leftist organizing in the nineteen twenties and thirties When indigenous people wanted to work with them they founded community organizations also unions. And so you know basis that coca leros. they're like organized a union The taxi drivers organizers union hasn't organizes union if even owning your own stuff does not preclude you from joining a union Owning your own like quote unquote means production if one thinks of your land as needs production or one things of your taxi. Cars zooming production doesn't keep you from owning a union so there is a long kinda left revolutionary tradition that is embodied in this kind of lake left end indigenous or what i call the grassroots left vision in bolivia and so that overlap. I think is there to stay They're different questions about does a political party that self identifies as on the left in the movement towards socialism. Does it continue to be deeply committed to visions of indigenous autonomy of grassroots Sovereignty of decentralisation power because if your political party and you have a solid electoral majority as the moss has since two thousand five you may be have less desire to share power with every indigenous community or to build up autonomy from the grassroots level or to listen to local voices when they express disquiet or opposition towards one or another of your economic projects And so i think that that is a a deep tension that exists you know since rallies came to power one other thing about the movement towards socialism in this rise It is an organization that came about because indigenous communities across the country and a few other grassroots organizations really felt like they had no home in the existing political parties. They didn't trust them in. You know had to make these kinds of contractual relationships with the white dominated parties and they wanted a space of their own and they had been really excluded from even being In political office in any meaningful way When morales was elected for the first time to the national congress. I in nineteen eighty seven. He was one of four indigenous deputies in a chamber of one hundred thirty in congress of Hundred and sixty six right. So it's tiny handful and says really dramatic to think about someone who is the first generation of Indigenous person in congress in than literally in a eight year period to go from that day to the first indigenous president. So that's really dramatic expansion. And now the the mosses this party with this incredible presence and i think over two hundred eighty of the three hundred and forty three municipalities have mayors leaders from the movement towards socialism. So it's very like large end. Broadly present party in bolivia in politics. Now one of the other questions. I had is right now in canada. Were just starting to look at new national legislation that tries to implement The united nations declaration on the rights of indigenous people in terms of the kind of global connections that you mentioned in terms of inspiring your work. How how do you see. Indigenous peoples in bolivia globally connected or internationally connected to indigenous peoples in indigenous movements worldwide as you mentioned obviously indigenous activism in places like el alto in an courtroom bomba. They've they've inspired. Activists and indigenous people elsewhere. Is there any anything. You've you've kind of come across that. Sorta shows like a maybe that a reciprocal exchange where indigenous peoples from bolivia are looking you know. Outside of their national borders and coordinating with indigenous movements elsewhere so i wanna go back and st homogenized bolivian indigenous movements for a second to their few fundamental divisions that i think are worth noting the first one is kind of highland lowland division the highland groups who are catch Speaking and speaking as well. That's a smaller group. but it's in the highlands. Those groups are much more numerous and therefore have this kind of like either y- compassi no which is a peasant. Politic that's collective or an urban politics collective and is based on large numbers the ability to engage in all the of protests that attracted me in fascinated me in thinking about bolivia know roadblock as mass unionization. Large-scale marches so on lowland groups are more dispersed There are smaller numbers with the partial exception of the any So their communities that are as few as a few dozen people up to seven eight. Ten fifteen thousand people and they many of them have a territorial base to their struggle rate It's about claiming different spaces as indigenous territories There wasn't unlike in some other countries like in canada or the us or columbia a reserve system beforehand So the fighting for indigenous land rights has been kind of from the ground up or starting from zero like this is our territory or traditional homeland. We government recognition of that or by taking over the administration and control of national parks like the ibarra secretary park which also an indigenous territory or creating agreements like in the mid eighty national park Part of which is administered as like co administered by indigenous people so those movements were smaller and more globally connected in the lowlands they were a part of the conversations hemispherically about digest sovereignty environmental issues from very early on And they over the nineteen ninety s in early two thousands kind of brought along the the movements from the rest of bolivia into global conversation that led to the passage of the un declaration. The right symond digits people And if i had to pick like a kind of up close symbolic moment for that right..
"bolivia" Discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs
"Atwater privatize tries to clawback both ownership and then ultimately a compensation in unsuccessful bid through settlement court. That was meant to you kind of do to create these questions so that was when bolivia's grassroots movements had at first came onto my radar and i'm really grateful because the next five years of those movements was a very dramatic and explosive and fascinating time and all of that taking place before i i traveled to. It's so fascinating to that here. You were in san francisco seemingly thousands of kilometers slash miles away from bolivia. But in fact you by being in san francisco as you said you kind of had one foot in the bolivia in realm because of that corporate interest headquartered there. This is the other reason i imagine. It's yours to brock. That i'm interested in looking at other. Parts of the world is because frankly canadian corporations are interested and active in other parts of the world whether it's mining whether it's other natural resources and canada's not always looked upon as a positive actor in south america whether it's bolivia or whether it's lately venezuela and the lima group and i think part of it is canada's perception are it's a self perception as being a force for good in the world but actually as you mentioned so many extraction companies are actually based particularly in mining and so in places throughout central america. South america indeed around the world canada's seen as not just complicit but actually major actors in unwelcome resource development now as i started off noting bolivia a country of some eleven million people. Roughly half of that made up of indigenous peoples and and then obviously that's way more than here in canada were first peoples collectively. Sit at around five percent of the populace proportion which varies depending where you are. An interesting echo has to do with the question of exactly who or what is considered indigenous. Because although i opened the show saying imagine what it'd be like to live in a place where it's an indigenous majority That cerrone fifty percent. I find that Like canada sometimes to a certain extent. That's based on self identification and no less reputable source than the cia and its world factbook. Actually posits that the quote unquote authentic. Indigenous percentage should be more at around twenty percent because they claim the national census doesn't provide what's known as mystique zo as a response choice and so people are like well. I have indigenous ancestry going back. I don't know how far. But i can't say that i have no word registered that so i guess i'll say i'm indigenous that's the cia disinclined to believe them for all sorts of reasons but At the same time does that point to something. We should be aware of when it comes to the indigenous which comprises of some major groups cage wa. i'm mara garni gluttony. Yeah what any yet. but it's upwards of forty different indigenous groups though. Some of them are fairly small by comparison still. Can you speak to that a little bit. To the extent that it's germane. I mean what's complicated about indigenous eighty. Bolivia is these different levels are a ways of asking the question rate Definitely one kind of looks ancestrally rate. There's not been a huge settler population in in bolivia the number of immigrants over time has been limited By comparison with its south american neighbors but in the present rate we ultimately usually talk about indigenous identity in terms of self identification. And in this case there are immense variations in how you ask this question. And so it is the case that the bolivian census in the last two rounds has asked a question of do you belong to indigenous people in which there has been some controversy where these which is kind of the modal response for. How do you identify yourself in. Terms of race is Is not an list. So they asked people they asked people in that no longer ask them. What racer you and you will get a relatively smaller number. People saying my race is indigenous than he will say. Give people saying. I belong to indigenous people which is a really complicated thing. They're layers of differences in identification internalized racism. Other things that are all bound up in that question and also in the twenty first century also some political questions of whether people get very different answers to a government survey than to public opinion survey What i usually tell people is that the number of people who state n. indigenous affiliation as in answering the question do you belong to indigenous people ranges from forty one to seventy two percent which is a big era bar and the number of people who will say i am indigenous and not misty so in any way rate is a smaller on. It's about seventeen percent so those are important qualifications. People who live and work in bolivia the indigenous belonging question as the most authentic way of understanding the scale of indigenous population in bolivia in those forty to seventy percent of the population in is a very strange and broad range of people to have and that is going to range from people who are living in a indigenous communities that are literally on quote unquote on contacted but literally living in voluntary isolation and people who are living in on indigenous territories. That have autonomous territorial rights. People who have been racially distinct as indigenous communities that were in some way enforced. Labor are unpaid labor conditions for very long time and then able to end those forests conditions. Somewhere between nineteen fifty two at the earliest and two thousand nine at the latest And so have a kind of racial differentiation and people who are indigenous and live in the cities which is now actually the majority of self identified indigenous people end over the last forty or fifty years. The degree to which people moving to the city have retained. Their indigenous identity has seen a real sea change used to be that to be urban indigenous with to maybe be in this inbetween category. Colo not because you had mixed parentage what because like cities weren't quote unquote indigenous space and increasingly over time. We have one wedding has now the second largest city by population allowed though a overwhelmingly indigenous identified city. That's the twin city to pause and also a lot of people in other cities across the country increasingly self identifying as indigenous so all of this variation takes place within a context of a very limited degree of biological decide that like most people if you were able to look at the majority of their ancestors. They are from the land of bolivia dating back centuries so the identity of mystique so is kind of like upper strata upper-class identification of most upper class bolivians denotes the fact that like almost everyone in bolivia has some roots ancestrally in the americas A very complicated mixture sounds like canada. Yeah one of the things. I'm interested in his and what i found. So fascinating is when mass like the political party the movement towards socialism. Kind of emerged when it really took off was when around. The time morales the former president like he was perceived as an indigenous leader a leader of the cocoa growing people that it seemed in some ways.
Who counts as a speaker of a language?
"The same language and belong to the same tribe and i guess people had a little too much time on their hands because they decided they were going to work together to become as great as god so they started to build a tower up into the heavens. God saw. This was angry and to punish the people for their arrogance. God destroyed the tower and scattered the people to the ends of the earth and made them all speak different languages. This is the story of the tower of babel. And it's probably not a literal historical truth but it does tell us something about the way that we understand languages and speakers so for one thing we often think about speaking different languages as meaning that we don't get along or maybe we're in conflict and speaking the same language as meaning that we belong to the same group and that we can work together. Modern linguists know that the relationship between language and social categories is intricate and complex. And we bring a lot of baggage to the way that we understand language to the point that even a seemingly simple question like what makes a person. A speaker of a language can turn out to be really really complicated. I'm a spanish professor at ohio state. I teach mostly upper level courses where the students have taken four to five years of university level spanish courses so students who are in my class. Speak spanish with me all semester. Long they listen to me. Speaking spanish they turn written work in spanish. And yet when i asked my students at the beginning of the semester who considers themselves a spanish speaker not very many of them raise their hands so you can be a really really good speaker of a language and still not. Consider yourself a language speaker. Maybe it's not just about how well you speak a language. Maybe it's also about what age you start learning that language but when we look at kids who speak spanish at home but mostly english at work or in school they often feel like they don't speak either language really well they sometimes feel like they exist in a state of language. Listen ness because they don't feel fully comfortable in spanish at school and they don't feel fully comfortable in english at home. We have this really strong idea that in order to be a good bilingual. We have to be to monolingual in one body but linguists note. That's not really helped. Bilingualism works it's actually much more common for people to specialize to use one language in one place and another language in another place. Now it's not always only about how we see ourselves. It can also be about how other people see us. I do my research in bolivia which is a country in south america and in bolivia as in the united states there are different social groups and different ethnic categories one of those ethnic categories is a group known as ketchaoua who are indigenous people and people who are ketchaoua. Speak spanish a little bit differently than your run of the mill. Spanish speaker in particular. There are some sounds that sounded a little bit more like when many catch with speakers use them so a collie guide designed a study where we took a series of very similar sounding word parents and they were similar sounding in exactly the same sorts of ways that catch wet speakers often sound similar when they speak spanish. We played those similar sounding word pairs to a group of listeners and we told half of the listeners that they were going to listen to just your normal run-of-the-mill spanish speaker and the other half of the listeners that they were going to hear a catch with speaker everybody heard the same recording but what we found was
"bolivia" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast
"I'm neat and i'm taraji. And today's driver is were not the co host of the ticket. Podcast and she is originally from and she's lived three years in the us before moving to canada where she's been for two years and she shares with us the differences she has seen driving in israel versus driving in north america. Welcome or not. Thanks so much for joining us today. Thank you and buffoni for inviting me. We liked starting off with this question because we like to go straight into the crazy before we dive into what type of driver you are. So what would you say is one of your craziest driving stories. Oh so i have a story. Or i wasn't a driver by i was riding on form by four in the lower. The uni in bolivia we were may be for france and we. We had a driver and cook and it's riser was driving in the seller. Salardu unit is <hes>. Salt desert so it's a big surface off desert which is just made of salt and the driver was adjust. He navigated with no roads on or anything and one time we so tax on the road and the driver was approaching them very very slowly. Be an added. The back without <hes>. Is so considerate. He doesn't want to frighten the dax but then when he got close to them you started to drive really fast and any coat one dark and he give the cook the dock and he said she's gonna make that for dinner and it was. I'm not sure it's funny. Maybe it's kinda freer carry kind of funny and but it was definitely experience that the i remember well. Do you stop the car with you in it to get the duck. Yes i stopped the car. He pulls the dock caught him on his neck. And just give it to the cook. I think because his wife and it was kind of <hes>. Multiple day. I don't remember three or four days trip. And we had we had meals during the that's rape and the wife just cooked food for us and no one from my group a dinner that night at least knock back. That's that's hilarious. I mean what a surprising. Turn of events like oh. He's so nice. Oh no he's going to eat it. Yeah yeah it was really surprising. How is it driving on a desert compared to like just driving on the road we were wondering how did he navigate. Because it's really. It has a lot of mean i mean. It's very big dessert. Like think about that. We drove their into desert for a few days. So i'm not sure how big it is but it's really big so we were wondering how he navigated and how he couldn't find all the things that we saw the way because there were like lakes in different colors like amoroso lake and red lake and they were keno obnoxious that he showed us em and there were. There was a village in that word. The places that we slept in slept now like assault motel so we were wondering. How did he manage to find. All the stinks. Because if if you look all around you you just see white surface so you don't really see any reference point to help you navigate and there were no roads on their on the desert. Yeah that's what. I was wondering like everything's way. How do you know where you're going. I would end up like back at your starting point. It's like oh how they get here. Yeah it's a good good question. Yeah we wouldn't be able to do it by ourselves. Or i feel like i would get lost in the be stuck in the middle of nowhere and be like. Oh now so. I know like a lot of other countries outside the. Us tend to have. I feel like. I've heard that they tend to have more crazier drivers in bolivia. Did they. like. I guess abide by driving traffic laws or did they kind of just speed and do whatever they wanted to do. So in the salt desert most of the times. We didn't see anyone around now. The other places of been to in bolivia are easier a small towns or a big city. And i guess s most places have been to that. The drivers in the big city are more careless. I think more maura beeping and thanks dad. You have mentioned that you have lived in three different countries. What one
Rinat Catching a Duck in Bolivia, Driving in Israel, and Encountering a Bear
"I'm neat and i'm taraji. And today's driver is were not the co host of the ticket. Podcast and she is originally from and she's lived three years in the us before moving to canada where she's been for two years and she shares with us the differences she has seen driving in israel versus driving in north america. Welcome or not. Thanks so much for joining us today. Thank you and buffoni for inviting me. We liked starting off with this question because we like to go straight into the crazy before we dive into what type of driver you are. So what would you say is one of your craziest driving stories. Oh so i have a story. Or i wasn't a driver by i was riding on form by four in the lower. The uni in bolivia we were may be for france and we. We had a driver and cook and it's riser was driving in the seller. Salardu unit is Salt desert so it's a big surface off desert which is just made of salt and the driver was adjust. He navigated with no roads on or anything and one time we so tax on the road and the driver was approaching them very very slowly. Be an added. The back without Is so considerate. He doesn't want to frighten the dax but then when he got close to them you started to drive really fast and any coat one dark and he give the cook the dock and he said she's gonna make that for dinner and it was. I'm not sure it's funny. Maybe it's kinda freer carry kind of funny and but it was definitely experience that the i remember well. Do you stop the car with you in it to get the duck. Yes i stopped the car. He pulls the dock caught him on his neck. And just give it to the cook. I think because his wife and it was kind of Multiple day. I don't remember three or four days trip. And we had we had meals during the that's rape and the wife just cooked food for us and no one from my group a dinner that night at least knock back. That's that's hilarious. I mean what a surprising. Turn of events like oh. He's so nice. Oh no he's going to eat it. Yeah yeah it was really surprising. How is it driving on a desert compared to like just driving on the road we were wondering how did he navigate. Because it's really. It has a lot of mean i mean. It's very big dessert. Like think about that. We drove their into desert for a few days. So i'm not sure how big it is but it's really big so we were wondering how he navigated and how he couldn't find all the things that we saw the way because there were like lakes in different colors like amoroso lake and red lake and they were keno obnoxious that he showed us em and there were. There was a village in that word. The places that we slept in slept now like assault motel so we were wondering. How did he manage to find. All the stinks. Because if if you look all around you you just see white surface so you don't really see any reference point to help you navigate and there were no roads on their on the desert. Yeah that's what. I was wondering like everything's way. How do you know where you're going. I would end up like back at your starting point. It's like oh how they get here. Yeah it's a good good question. Yeah we wouldn't be able to do it by ourselves. Or i feel like i would get lost in the be stuck in the middle of nowhere and be like. Oh now so. I know like a lot of other countries outside the. Us tend to have. I feel like. I've heard that they tend to have more crazier drivers in bolivia. Did they. like. I guess abide by driving traffic laws or did they kind of just speed and do whatever they wanted to do. So in the salt desert most of the times. We didn't see anyone around now. The other places of been to in bolivia are easier a small towns or a big city. And i guess s most places have been to that. The drivers in the big city are more careless. I think more maura beeping and thanks dad. You have mentioned that you have lived in three different countries. What one
Another Mysterious Monolith Suddenly Appears — This Time In Romania
"Just thought it was safe. Remember talking about that Noblest about monolith That was in You know the hinterlands utah well and it suddenly disappeared. Well another one has suddenly appeared. This time in romania just in case you're keeping track of the ever revolving monolith as it seems to be making. Its way around the world. Is that the same one. Eight fifty now thirteen ten. Kfi thirteen ten kfi. Gay dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail via the collision specialist studios. Yep less than two weeks after authority stumbled literally across that mysterious metal object standing freely in the utah desert kind of looked like a giant and just days after disappeared while a similar monolith has been reported nearly halfway around the world. Oh those aliens pissy. Aren't they where in. The world is the monolith residents in the romanian city and for you of romanian descent. I apologize if i mangle. The city's name but residents in the romanian city of piatra nipped said they have found another odd item. That could have been ripped from the set of two thousand one. A space odyssey local newspaper reported by npr reports that the monolith like the one discovered in. I believe it was southeastern. Utah is about ten to twelve feet. Tall apparently composed entirely of a dimly reflective metal. It was reportedly found that standing on a plateau near archaeological site overlooking the city journal. Fm local radio station there recorded video the purported revealing an eye aching sheen and looped markings among its are along at surface. Now apparently not the same one so here enter. Andrei cal cal. Bolivia mayor of piatra neom. Well he appears to be taking the news in stride saying there's no reason to panic for those who think there is still life in the universe this according to a translation of a facebook post that he posted after the discovery surfaced on friday according to this translation by the independent he went on to say my guess is is that some alien cheeky and terrible. Teenagers left home with their parents. Ufo and started planting metal monoliths around the world. i and utah and then at piatra nipped. I am honored that they chose our city now. The monolith in utah disappeared less than a ten days. After officers from the state's department of public safety for spotted authorities profess their utter confusion at its presence. In utah's country. They were no less confused by its sudden disappearance overnight on friday poof just like that and adventure. Photographer said that. He spotted for men dismantling of so. It wasn't alien. Maybe they were masquerading as human spot photographer. Saying he's spotted for men dismantling the structure this according to the new york times and all that was left of the structure on saturday morning. And you can fire up google earth and see. This was a triangular metal piece that used to be on top and a whole where the base of the tower stood this according to the salt lake. Tribune hey it gives us something other to talk about then the craziness going on. Well i suppose it would fall into that category but all of the bad craziness going on throughout twenty twenty now. The bureau of land management. Utah denied moving the structure. Well and as for that. Those so mysterious monolith in romania kabylia's said he had no answers himself but that he wouldn't be all that upset. If the found mystery happened to attract tourists to city adding beyond the conspiracy theories. That can be tempting. I'd like to see this randomness as further proof that our city is special for the earthlings. And maybe not only for them as the monolith mystery deepens
Remembering Diego Maradona: football legend dies aged 60
"Argentina has declared three days of national mourning following the death of diego. Maradona very arguably. The greatest footballer of all time at the age of sixty upwards of a million people are expected to pay their respects kosovo's on the presidential palace in buenos aires his monocle. Twenty four obituary away from the outside. But you're legion for dead outside for dead epoch. whatever he did look like. It wasn't a footballer. He was short about five foot. Five and stocky. He seemed as wide as he was told. If you had to guess which field of athletics he would succeed in. It might be weightlifting or wrestling if you met him. This opinion might well be reinforced in no realm. Did he seem at home. With as or graces diego armando murder donahue was born on october thirtieth nineteen sixty in la news just south of buenos iras. His childhood was spent in the shantytown of via we to on the argentine capital's outskirts. He was spotted early. He was fifteen when he made his premier division debut in nineteen seventy six. He was sixteen the first time he wore the blue and white stripes of argentina in nineteen seventy seven though he was omitted from the argentina side. Which won the world cup at home in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight. He became the world's most expensive footballer in one thousand nine hundred eighty two moving to barcelona after starring in that year's world cup in spain. Barcelona knew what they were getting despite aggressive. If not brutal man-marking maradonna was magnificent. But he had his limits against brazil. Argentina's caused lost. He was sent off for a foul which appeared calculated to cut brazilian defender. Battista in tune. Things did not go well at barcelona. Maradonna was ill injured eventually dumped after just two seasons following his ignition of an almighty brawl in the one thousand nine hundred four. Copa del rey. Final against athletic. Bilbao tennis patio for another world record fee. He was transferred to napoli. He led an ordinary team to extraordinary success to sarah titles are copper italia and uefa cup among others in naples municipal mythology he was regarded as something not far short of godlike. Many are today's neapolitans. born around. That time named diego or diego maradonna also became friendly with certain well known members of the local business community was banned for fifteen months after failing or cocaine test. And slunk away in disgrace. Maradona's jekyll and his hide will always be most famously illustrated by the events of june twenty second nineteen ninety-six at estadio azteca in mexico city. It was a world cup quarter-final so the stakes were plenty high enough anyway. But argentina were playing england. It was four years and eight days. Since argentine forces had surrendered to the british army in the falklands agentina. Tina regarded this game as a rematch argentina. One to one and maradona scored both goals very arguably the two most famous goals of all time. The i was also one of the most outrageous acts of chicanery in sporting history unable to propel himself high enough to get his foreign on miscued clearance by. England's steve hodge. Maradona raised a fist and smack the ball past oncoming england goalkeeper. peter shilton. the ball came back off off neighborhoods argentina a protesting reverie everybody sore but the referee possibly seeking to rub it in maradona later. Slowly credited the goal to a combination of his own head and the hand of god. Four minutes later. Maradonna received a pass inside. Argentina's half then headed for goal both bolting and gliding bewitching and bewildering to bids xlii to read terry butcher and terry fenwick before slotting the enchanted ball past scholten debate about that gulf football possibly seeking to rub that in as well maradonna later. Thank the england players for their gallantry. Less men he suggested would simply kicked him up in the air. It is difficult to believe that this thought did not occur to them. Agentina one thousand nine hundred eighty six world cup. Thanks largely to a dominant performance by their diminutive. Talisman maradonna verged at this point on the supernatural too. The rest of maradona's career played out to the same chorus of astonished applause and resigned. Soy's in nineteen ninety. He very nearly one argentina. Another world cup in one thousand nine hundred four. He was sent home early after failing a drug test. A few more seasons fading football followed then a career. Coaching at clubs of whom few had heard before maradona's turned up to manage them usually briefly. The low light of a short stint in charge of argentina's national side was getting clobbered six one in a world cup qualifier by the generally little feed. Bolivia could beat up saluda. Neither maradona's personal life nor public conduct became synonyms for probity and dignity. He received a suspended jail sentence for shooting for journalists with an air rifle outside his home in buenos iras on a return visit to naples. He had the to rolex watches. He habitually wore seized by local police as part payment for the thirty million euros. He still owed the italian treasury in taxes but no stupidity he perpetrated off the field ever quite included the memory of the miracles. He performed honored. There are those athletes who have the power to change a contest. Above and beyond their ability colossal though it may be space benz and time slows around them. The very fact of their presence alters things that charisma their reputation that half second of doubt they instill in their opponents. They are of that caliber. For whom a gain more race is half one before it even starts you. Think event and center hussein. Bolt shane warne serena williams and you most certainly think of diego maradona
Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia to Cheers — and Worries
"In bolivia former president. Evo morales has returned to his country after one year in exile following a right-wing military coup that overthrew morales last november thousands of supporters celebrated morales triumphant return as he crossed into bolivia by foot through the border with argentina where he'd been living since last year. This is morale speaking to his throngs of supporters. Yesterday bluto see fight continues while imperialism and capitalism exists. The struggle of the people will continue convinced of that. But there's an sisters. Evo morales has returned follows. The swearing in of luis arce as the new bolivian precedent and the return of morales maas party to power
Bolivia appears to shift back left as Morales party claims victory after election
"We're beginning today show in Bolivia where former President Evo Morales political party Moss is claiming victory in Sunday's presidential election. The results of the twice-postponed election have not been officially announced, but the centrist former president Carlos Mesa conceded defeat Monday as exit polls show Luis Arce has won over half of the vote giving. Him An outright win if confirmed it, we'll put the. Socialist Party back in power putting an end to the far right government which overthrew Evo Morales and Aku November two thousand nineteen protests have rocked Bolivia for months. Now, calling out the right wing governments use of military and police repression and violence against indigenous communities at a news conference, Monday and blender site search and Tina former President Morales, responded to the election's outcome. Bones. Sooner or later we're going to return to Bolivia that's not up for debate. Is Eight. And yes. They are many processes which are part of a dirty war and so many lies. Maleable Janas Bolivian brothers and sisters with experience and with Lucho. President once again would bring Bolivia forward. Pig Bolivia. In a short time, Bolivia will once again be enshrouded in economic growth like we had goes on. It's only gonNA we into political. This is the only political movement, the movement towards socialism. Political Instrument for sovereignty for the people that has a vision for the country has a program. That's why we won easily. That's former Bolivian President Evo Morales president-elect, Luis Arce of the Maas Party responding to the election results. Says Open recovered. We have recovered the mysticism this process, the people have made this possible with their discipline recovered this process exchange for all.
Socialists Make A Strong Comeback In Bolivia
"Socialist appear to have made a strong comeback yesterday in Bolivia's presidential election. All of the votes have yet to be counted. But the handpicked candidate of ousted President Evo Morales seems to have taken a big lead in the first round. Those are supporters of socialist Louise Arcee, celebrating in downtown La Paz. NPR's Philip Reeves has been following this from his base in Rio de Janeiro and joins me now. Hi, Phil. Hi. Remind us what set the stage for this election. For the past year, Bolivia has been ruled by an interim president from the political right. Yeah, This goes back to late last year, when Morales was pushed out and went into exile. His opponent said he tried to rig an election. They cited an audit of that election by the Organization of American States that showed numerous irregularities. Others dispute those allegations and say Morales was the victim of a coup on elected interim government took over headed by right winger call Ginny Anya's. It's had a rough ride and yes crackdown on the opposition. Several dozen of Morales is indigenous supporters were killed by security forces during protests which polarized country of more Then the pandemic arrived in the electoral authorities postpone the election twice and that triggered mass protests and Nation and the nation wide blockade, and people were worried that yesterday's election would bring more unrest. But that didn't happen happily. So with all of this, how certain are we that the socialist Louise Arcee is actually one? Yeah, I mean, it doesn't appear that he's run out, won the first round outright, his main rival, Carlos Messer, today, conceded Saying that people have to recognize there's being a winner. The interim president Ginny Anya's tweeted, congratulations to us in his running mate Very early on Mexico in Argentina, You know, two big regional players politically on the left, have publicly congratulated him. And so, by the way is the U. S. Polls before the election did show us He was well ahead in the lead, you know as well in the lead, but his chances of winning out right in the first round weren't Sena's full. That great unofficial vote count indicate he's actually done that. But this hasn't been officially confirmed by the electoral authorities. They say the official count could take several days to complete. Can you say Maura about thie us in support of our say the U. S. Did concur with the allegations of border voter fraud committed by more Alice? Yeah, when they ran, it was pushed out. The Trump administration was frankly delighted, is a huge figure on the Latin American left. He was Bolivia's first indigenous president. He ruled for nearly 14 years. He's credited with growing the economy a lot not least through nationalization and lifting millions out of poverty with the help of a C who was his economy minister. S O. The prospect of a socialist comeback in Bolivia isn't likely to go down well in in Washington, the right wing tends to bracket morale is with Venezuelan Cuba and you know they saw his fall is a defeat for international socialism. But the State Department certainly saw the writing on the wall and has recently been saying it will work with whoever is legitimately elected. That's NPR's Philip Greaves. Thank you so
"bolivia" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
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"bolivia" Discussed on The Heat
"Nobody nobody cared that moments incredible. Nobody nobody nobody paid attention in that moment. But of course does now I think it is mistake. And she regrets. There'd been allegations that Morales has been inciting supporters to confront security forces Is Is there much to that. Do you think he's responsible for that. Yes thoroughly early yesterday. The government showed a video where he speaking with the leader of his party and and he's a given instructions very clearly how to block road and then say precisely explicitly saying we have to get in the cities without food. And that's former president. Morales giving those instructions so clearly. He's making all these all these programs. They say that the is debate going on right now in Congress to introduce a new law for new elections but the party that wants to introduce that law is in the minority minority. So what happens next very good questions. We really don't know Because this is an annual scholarship is in the minority and and and that coalition is trying to push to elections as soon as possible and the majority is trying not to have those elections because they want Mr Morales back in Bolivia so it it. It is very polarizing and worrying. Maybe if Congress cannot approve this low maybe president and the news will Approve an something like an executive order to call for new elections. Maybe ninety days she actually she said that the in Congress there's obstacles to to the low that she presented that the mass party presented another project of follow. Hello Anyway that. We don't care which Royce approved we want elections. You know you mentioned earlier. That one of the conditions being made by ever-more analysis parties that he be allowed to contest any new elections. Do you see any scenario under which that could happen. I yesterday Oh oh yes sorry about that no blackout in believe yes. Oh I don't know what to do or believe in asking how often you're getting out of the house Well actually almost once a week and I think that they are intentional. Be Mass Suporters. I said this that they made those threats that they were going to make those Blackouts but I'm not sure if these one is intentional or not. They also said that they were going to cut the water supply to donate through the La Pass neighborhood. Saw It is crazy. Okay okay Let me go through that Last question again. So what happens next because you have a situation now where. The Party of Royce is placing a condition on having new elections. They say he has to be part of new elections. He has to be able to participate in it. Do you see any scenario where he will be able to return to Bolivia and take part in those elections. Yesterday my answer would have been no. There's no chance to have more or less in the ballot today. I would say that he's probably a solution because we have this scenario of violence. That is an apparently endless. He supporters are blocking the EH roads. There is food shortages in the past another cities. We don't have fuel So there's no cars on the streets. There's no aw public transportation so we are really in a in a very worrying situation. If this situation of violence and Berlin station estill goes on for some more weeks or months. I don't know maybe Morales should being the ballot I Dunno if morale is really makes the country really an unstable impossible to govern. Maybe it would be a solution but it would be a solution By forcing the rest of society you have him back if we look at President Morales Record. He was very popular president one time. He had a huge amount of success in fighting poverty health policy in Bolivia and the economy did very well. Is there a danger. Here that this could be reversed. I hope not because poverty went down and also self esteem of indigenous population was also up. We had uh inclusion of new sectors like peasants and indigenous to our political system and society. So that was good. We hope that those things are not going to be really reversed But also the economy was very good because the prices of raw materials for high and now those prices are going down especially the price of for our main at produce that we export to Argentina. Brazil is natural gas gas prices in the to the price of oil and oil has been going down for the five years in one time was over one one hundred dollars per barrel and now is maybe seventy or sixty so I think that also the price these factor is going to be important for for our economy. Also the point is that as you said. They've been demonstrations in Bolivia over the past few days. And could you have a free and fair election. If these demonstrations continue the the country is in in this array right now we have protests in in many places especially in Lopez We have food shortages because because there are blockades in the in the roads and we have this problem with the with the fuel. We don't have fuel because they are brocade in these fuel plant so we don't have a public transportation or even we don't have almost the capacity of us our cars for example. My car I can use it because I don't have field so we don't have fuel have food shortages. We have this violent protest. It is very hard. Organize those elections so maybe ninety days the situation is GONNA be calmer. We hope but thanks so much for speaking with us today. You pleasure. I'll Ronda is the editor of Brooklyn. DIG It out and was speaking to us from La Paz in Bolivia the heat is produced by CGT in America our executive producer says the tyranny h. and the senior producer. John Gilmore Zana. Al Shabaab was our guest booker today. Joshua Bala produces the cost director of digital development is Michael Sugary once again. I'm on an ninety. Thanks for listening. You have a comment or question about today's podcast. Send US An e mail you can find us at PODCAST AT CGT IN AMERICA DOT com. And please if you like. The heat helps spread the word by subscribing.
"bolivia" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Believed he might lose. He believed that in a one on one race against this guy. Carlos Mesa an opposition leader. That may some might be able to put together enough votes to beat him. The point is you had a very disputed election election. He was trying to hold on and that was when that went all hell broke loose. Yeah what what did the streets look like after that. Well I mean you saw people who were very upset because they felt like an election had been still and you saw rioting in in some places you saw police. Crackdown in others and things got very ugly. Style is off able Morales announced. He was stepping down. He accused the police lease of an illegal warrant for his arrest and he says is home was attacked by violent groups processes packed the streets of the capital. And then we saw this this military intervention which I think can be accurately described as a coup. There's some controversy over the nomenclature of that and now you've seen take power. There is a what appears to be a hard right authoritarian government taking hold with the support of the military it does not appear particularly representative as Bolivia and people and is doing things like cutting off relations with Venezuela that interim governments permits are not supposed to do at the same time Morales resigned. His vice president did too along with leaders of both chambers of the legislature. That I left the Senate's second vice president. A lesser known politician named Janine on years next in line she declared herself interim president while carrying Ajayi Bible in her arms her real role in a situation like this should be to basically be a consensus figure and call free fair democratic elections as soon as possible. I am by free and fair. It's complicated right outright. Because that also means that the MOSS which which is a party needs to be able to participate and it's not clear right now that that's what we're going to get? It was interesting to me to hear. Are you describe this as a military coup. Because I think that's been so confusing over the last week. It's been the number one question I've had like. What is this is? This is Aku and you see a lot of left wing politicians in the United States saying it is one. Why do you use that word? I've waited into a bit of a firestorm here by using that word but let me explain. I mean my understanding of the definition of this is when the military forces somebody out under implicit or explicit explicit threat of violence basically. I that seems to be what happened here. I I know it's a bit complicated. I know that there's there have been in reports. That Morales ordered the military. Crackdown on the protesters. Who are against him that the military then refused the military then quote unquote suggested? He should leave to me in that context that sounds a lot to me like a coup now. The reason people are arguing about it so much though is interesting because coup has an especially especially it has retained and especially negative connotation in today's Latin America. So that's why people are so either eager to call it a coup or eagle to say that it's not to me. The trickier question is win as to okay. So there are people who will say ever and there are people who will say well look if the person in power had already grossly grossly violated democratic norms by attempting to rig an election. Then maybe we shouldn't be so freaked out and I have to say just on a personal basis this my thinking on this has evolved somewhat because of Venezuela you look at the way that might do has held on our has murdered thousands of people. has forced more than four million Venezuelans out of the country through his policies. The only way out of the Venezuelan crisis seems to be the point a intervention by the Venezuelan military. And you know I. It has raised questions wins about. How do you say goodbye to governments like does that have such a ironclad grip on power and who refused is to let go at what point? Some of these other alternatives become acceptable. And that's hard for me to say as somebody who believes in in democracy above all I continue to have that belief but I also recognize as Venezuela has shown us and as Bolivia has shown us that things start becoming coming more complicated when the government. That's in power has either completely destroyed. Democracy as was the case with Venezuela's or appears to be starting to discordant or his is down the road of destroying it as was the case appear to be the case in Bolivia. I saw one quote that said the process of fixing sing. Semi democracies is likely to be semi democratic. That's exactly right and was heavier rallies professor who wrote for The New York Times and he was making a more elegant version of the same point trying to make right now. which is you know if if what what do you do? What are the solutions? When neither side is behaving within democratic norms and I thank returning to a point I I suppose now is becoming a bit tiresome but I'll say again again? Choosing sides is just so difficult right now and sometimes you have to look at both both sides all sides say that. There's there's a lot of deception exception and bad anti-democratic behaviour all for Ryan Winter. The question is what happens now. Within ninety days the country should be having new presidential elections but beyond that the future is unclear. The huge problem with something like what we've seen in Bolivia Is that you end up. Unleashing other forces that are In a lot of cases even more radical than what was there before and there's always a risk with Bolivia that is somewhat unique in a South American context but has been part of the political landscape escape for a very long time. I hate to even say it out loud. I feel like I'm I'm I'm speaking taboo. Certainly not something I want to see happen. But there's a there's a history in Bolivia of sappers south a cruise. which is the kind of the the soy bell comparatively prosperous spruce part of the country? Where you see a lot of people of European descent has always been very different from the highland areas which tend to be more indigenous genasense poorer and and which of course Morales represents and that risk of the country literally coming apart we saw kind of a surge in that concerned and a couple of years ago? It's been quieter lately. But it's always lurking there in the background with Libya and you see this this polarization and as a result of the behavior of this interim government. You know there's always that risk of crackup wind Bolivia's involved in so. I think a lot of us are watching very very carefully and in the hope that that doesn't happen with eyes wide open in terms of the potential that Brian Winter. Thank you so much joining me. Brian Winter is the editor in Chief of America's quarterly. He's also the vice president for policy at the American Society Council of the Americas. And that's the show what next is produced by Mara Silvers. Daniel Hewitt Jason Deleo and and Mary Wilson I marry her. I will catch you back here tomorrow..
"bolivia" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
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"I don't know the exact technicality behind it but it it apparently holds up to water and that's the mechanism that was used to install her as president as of this morning very early about five thirty. AM It has been proven. Given by third party. Sources that those tweets that are attributed to her Are Fake Oh okay 'cause On because there there are tweets that are coming out that are very disturbing about some comments. She's made one tweet has been debunked. I I saw last night of that. Another one is come out people from eastern Bolivia. And I'm probably get massacred for saying this. But there is a tendency to to to to to to generalize varies a lot of racism. That that that sprouts from from that region and from politicians from that region Another disturbing issue that I find is that you know one of the first things she's done is she's recognized the government of Guido encounters of Venezuela. Right with I'm sorry. The interim president as well as she's recognized that government She's invited glider to name the bachelor which is important. But you know when when you're in power for ninety days do do you not have more important things to do when worry about a transitional government in elections But maybe it's payback for for the fact that he recognized her. I don't know There's there's a very important march that's GonNa take place today. Started this morning from coach. Ombu up to La Paz the coca leaders coming through. There's concern that it's going to be very violent march which in support of EVO Last night again three or four. AM The the lower house. The Lower House of Congress until controlled by the Maas has named a new president of that lower house. And they've declared EV. Oh the sitting president of Bolivia So things are not looking good continues to be a Mary a chaotic situation on the ground and That seems to be a place where we usually end. Wurley shows that I think things are bad and could get worse We will continue to to follow this story. it's very important one not just for the country but also just for the region and to see the broad change of politics that we're seeing in Latin America and frankly A lot of places elsewhere. I WanNa thank our guests Sie Schon lame are our beloved former colleague Yvonne Bravo. Yeah the WHO has been helping us really all week on thinking through Bolivia and and and what's been going on And of course Jen Williams who continues to be a guiding light for all of us here our producer. Jackie Speier felt our engineer Malachi Rhodus. And if you have any thoughts on the new format here Wurley up please give us a Holler at worldly at Fox dot com and rate and subscribe wherever you are listening to us We'll see you next week..
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"Right. Welcome back to where we're now going to talk about was what happened in Bolivia a coup. Jen You have some thoughts. Yeah I just mostly was kind of wondering I I'm by no means an oblivion expert and you know but I was kind of reading what was going on and you know following very closely what was happening and it seems seams can have pretty clear on. You know I read that it was you know he That Morales massive protests that the O. A. S. had done this report board and said you know the elections were were marred and that you know he had lost the support. Alex as you said of the military and the police the military had asked him to step down and he did and it seemed pretty clear that this was positive move hopefully for democracy in the sense that he was trying to essentially usurped a fourth term and then it I started seeing you know people like Senator Bernie Sanders who he was actually a little bit carefully said it seems like it might be a coup a lot of very leftist politicians who are sometimes ideological fellow travelers of of Socialists. Like Morales calling this a coup and I was kind of like wait. What how is this Taku? Because he you know he stepped down. It's not like the military took over in any way that I following coups followed in many other countries. It didn't seem like that so I was really confused and Code Pink. They're a very far leftist. I would say organization was out protesting at the Bolivian Embassy in DC. We reached out to me to go. Cover them yeah they were calling this a CIA backed coup they were saying that the OAS is a C.. I A. D. C. American government front because it's across across the street from the White House. I mean. We're down the street from the White House. We're not also fronted by the CIA but yeah exactly but you know. There was a lot of this like very three kind of leftist extreme kind of rhetoric that this was this coup is backed by the CIA and to be fair. The guy has a few things like that. You didn't go so well for the people of Latin America so I wanted to get you know the sense of the experts sie Schon and Evonne is there any legitimacy. Let's see to the fact that this was a coup is there any evidence legitimacy that the United States was in any way involved. Is that even remotely like a plausible explanation explanation or was this the way I originally understood it just like a popular uprising. That kind of led to Morales to flee whether or not a coup is kind of the million dollar. It's like the ten million dollar question at this point in time in in in the debate on this issue I've been talking With dozens of Bolivians in in many cities across the country. And you know well well over half a dozen social scientists and political experts who specialize in Bolivia on this question of whether or not there's a coup going on and there is nothing approaching a consensus us on this issue it is truly remarkable how hotly debated is and there's a whole range of it's not a coup there is it was a full-fledged coup there's it was a soft coup a military coup a right-wing coup you hear everything it is over determined which is a sort of social scientific term for for saying that phenomenon has multiple potential causes is that could be sufficient for explaining something so what we have is between the October Twentieth Election and Abel's resignation Three three weeks slater We have a lot of different things building up. That could explain why he resigned. First and foremost of course we see weeks of demonstrations protests Massive strikes Street fights between opposition supporters and Moss supporters going on becoming increasingly violent. These things were not actually kind of winding down. But they are actually gaining steam overtime and based on All the reports that I've read and all the people I've interviewed wildes demonstrated demonstrations were primarily sort of middle class and sort of new middle class or rising middle class At their core in terms of majority of people showing up there is also a significant contingent of working class and poor people as well and over time. These demonstrations seem to grow in popularity. There is also the issue of in the days leading up to Abbas resignation. We have the fact that the police Decided to start Going on strike and stop You know acting as a barrier between opposition MAW supporters right so it started off smaller and then Right before he was resignation which was on Sunday. It started on Friday. The police started striking. And then on Saturday it happened all over the country. So you then have have is a kind of receding of the state and even though the police were ostensibly striking on for better pay and You know because they're known for being exploited in terms that are paying their conditions. Obviously there are direct implications of senior. You want to go on strike. When their countries being rocked by protests it is effectively? He's saying that you are not supporting mas anymore so it is ideologically late in even though there are probably lots of different political views among the police who went On on strike there may have been a general reluctance to participate in something that seemed to just becoming completely out of control. And then you also have the issue of of notable breaks breaks from base which had already been depleted leading up to the election. Already the fact that he was not doing nearly as well and in the election results as he had in previous years shows you that his base it started a splinter but on Sunday. You have the miners union and you have the code. which is the kind of the nation's largest federation of labor unions? Say That you know he should did for the sake of restoring civilian the country Resign when you put all that together. It sounds like there was a lot of outside pressure to go and kind of get them out. What I know you? You didn't really fall one way or the other. There's each on but it does sound like there was because of that pressure. I can see this argument. Yvonne. I don't know any thoughts on this. I wouldn't go back to the. US had by no way shape or form. Am I an advocate very critical role of the United States in the region historically but the US embassy in La Paz has has been considerably pared down since the beginning of the administration. So it's a very small embassy with a very small footprint Our embassy barely early opens their mouth. has barely open their mouth over the last ten years. I made the rounds over the last two weeks in Washington at Senate Foreign Relations House Foreign Affairs State Department and AC- talking about Bolivia and in Bolivia's not an important player on the Washington scene. These his theories out there that this is a see their ca involvement in a coup. I think are are just absurd. Bolivians are a non the violent people. I think that in the very end we saw police and we saw the army. Just raise their hands and say we don't don't want bloodshed. We don't violence. We've had seven deaths. You know interesting thing Morales during the beginning of this violence after the the OES. CBS is initial observation. Right after the First Election Morales gave the police a five hundred dollar raise across the board and and in spite of that raise. The police decided to mutiny. So I mean I think to say that this was a coup is absurd I think generally the police and the military and realized the person that went into talk to him the chief of staff of the military was handpicked by Morales He. He was a morales man. He was very loyal to Morales and he went in and spoke to malls. And said you need to step down Mr President. I think it was clearly a decision of Roz step down. He saw that his top lieutenants on every side were resigning his his ministers his top congress. People resignations left and right he saw no other alternative but to resign You know I I wanNA quote something. I got from the New New York Times which I found very interesting. What brought Morales down was not his ideology or foreign men lean as he claimed but the arrogance of the populists and and I really think that's the case the reason I would say that there's an argument to be made that it is a coup is because of the fact that we don't have have the counterfactual where the head of the military and the head of the police don't suggest able steps down and you know the term suggest was used but ken the most powerful actors representing the State In terms of their ability to exercise raw military power. They had the police in the head of military suggest. Something like presence down and can we remove extricate that sort of power from the fact that you know. Marley ended up flying on his way out of the country. minutes later the issue is that while there are lots of things that contribute to his resignation. The fact that the military suggested he move and then he does so Amelie afterwards really makes it difficult to say that this was not a sudden non democratic transfer of power. There's also the fact that The the resignations going on in Abel's cabinet Not just him and his vice president but also You know th the head of the Senate and the head of the Chamber of Deputies who were also both part of Moss. resigned at a point when lawmakers including the the chamber deputies that were having their houses set on fire having family members taken hostage has been reliably reported. And there's a real fear of safety for their lives and it's hard to say that this wasn't isn't happening dear under duress there's also the question of even if Originally it's not clear that there was. I think one of the reasons this ambiguous about whether or not it was a coup is because there's not a clear person architect and there's this one actor that's engineering the whole thing and it's not like the military military sought to grab power. There's seemed to be a true vacuum but I think one the characterizations that I've heard from a number of people is that if this wasn't originally Aku who and it wasn't coordinated it has sort of started to become one and there's a few reasons that's pointed out but probably the biggest thing to point out is is of course those attacks on on Moss politicians. That happened very aggressively on Sunday And after Abbas leaves the country also the fact that Janine yes Swore swore herself into power This week without quorum from Senate which means that she basically ended up not really respecting the sort of democratic credit process. So so let's get into that. So Janine on yet on IOS is the vice president the Senate she's fifth in line in succession and it's fair that she is now the interim President Senate because One through four are gone. So she's taken over. The issue here is that she is a right wing politician who has not been kind at all to Morales Morales and mosses leftist politics and on top of that it seems she said some very troublesome things about an indigenous peoples of Bolivia and so she has Sean Reilly noted she's like come and being like the Bible has returned to the the center of of government This is a worrying sign for a lot of people and for reasons. We can't really get into but but there has been a long-term Struggle between a Catholic part of the country are Christian part of the country and indigenous peoples. Got The issue here though is is that like bullshit. Take power herself. She seemed to suggest that she will call. For elections As mandated for the interim president must call call for elections within ninety days of assuming power so that could happen. But there's a a bit of a ticking time bomb here and that is that And correct me if I'm wrong because even you and I have talked about this before that. The legislative of Boll Branch of Bolivia like their terms are up in January and that will run up to that deadline. Yeah so let me just backtrack per second. And just mentioned a ever resigns. And he doesn't leave the country right away in a he decides to go to the Pari his stronghold. Where he's going to be protected by the coca growers and he sits? There's for two truth three days waiting to see what he's going to do. He didn't want to leave the country as you know It was supposed to go to Argentina. The invitation was retracted. Did he then ends up. Going to Mexico on a very unusual route. That is still not clear. Instead of flying direct he goes to Paraguay Igwe. He makes an unscheduled stop There are questions about that stop. A trucks approached the vehicle. Things were loaded. Things were unloaded. We did so that route and that visit is being looked at investigated So that's unusual secondly this election shen and the way it was done very unusual I agree But there was no quorum. It was done on purpose by the opposition So the Constitutional Court found a loophole To name President Onions Who is not the ideal person I admit at that? A loophole was found. The Constitutional Court came out with a ruling..
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"And sort of why you so you mentioned it but to to get to. Why like losing the police and military matters for Morales Yvonne you were election observer before he just kind of briefly mentioned agents or how people can verify that there were regularities in election. Because I think this has been very contentious point in this entire drama for many many years. The superdome electoral electoral and the latrobe authorities in Bolivia has have been very respected institution so much so that Those those officials in that know how has been exported to other electoral institutions in the region. So th there take take a experts have been lent so they can train and pass their knowledge-based to others. Since the Morales administration has come into power there has been an erosion of that trust in that institution. They always has very robust Division all the the Electoral Observation Division in DC That sends out these missions constantly for presidential elections ends regional gubernatorial elections and they have a technical team. What I went down to? Bolivia was electoral observation mission. There about ninety six observers it's funded by member states and that mission was led by Former cost Rican foreign minister and A lot of the controversy behind all this is The General The O. S. A. Magro had been in Bolivia several months prior. He's an ardent critic Riddick of Muto. He has been at the forefront of criticizing that regime in Minnesota and he had been a critic of President Morales. They've been in twitter walkers orders and he arrived to Bolivia at the invitation of the malls administration and he doesn't about-face he decides wall in Bolivia to Support Morales bid for another run for president. He says it's his human right to pursue an election another term. He goes down to the body which many very few heads of state do because it's very controversial to go down to coca growing region of Bolivia and be seen taking photographs. It's very few heads of state and heads of multilateral organizations. Do that but he decides to do it. So the opposition cries bloody murder and the he opens up this negative front so when the the observers come down there's this really big and t o a sentiment that has continued during this whole process. But I have to say with the visit of the OAS mission and the seller job. They did in being quick and decisive in the report and noting all these irregularities I I think the opposition calmed down in the in their suspicions. We see the results which you all already elaborated on the fact that there isn't. Isn't this a definitive result. There's the decision a binding decision that everyone agrees upon that the Os will send down in the Latorre. ORL- audit commission which is made of true experts. They're not observers. They are literal audit experts. That come down and they were supposed a have a week to finish their job but they were rushed to finish because they saw the violence that was taking place in Bolivia so they finish their job two days ahead of time they sent that report back to the sector general. Because that's the way it works. The report is finished. It shared first with the secretary general. Who then decide who he gives it out to and he immediately mealy received it? I understand two hours later. He tweeted it Because they realize the gravity of what was going on the violence that was taking place and they felt that and that report port was then received by the president and he saw kind of no way out he decides that he calls for brand new elections not even run off. Not Not even the second round and says I call for new elections I he decides that there's a need to change the composition of the of the electoral all council and then we see what falls from there right. So what we've seen then is that there have been a massive protests that led to some violence fairly bad aspiration for some Roughing of politicians burning of houses Some some bad stuff but morales ends up going to Mexico in part because has you mentioned that. The protests are out on the streets. He sees the writing on the wall from the s report. He's lost support of the of the military and the police. So you really has no place to go so he ends up going well he does. He ends up going to Mexico and from there. He's calling it a coup. He says what happened to him is a coup And in fact he's gotten some support from American politicians like Bernie Senator Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Ileana Omar and Alexandra Akhazia Cortez and there are other people including in the trump administration itself itself the president and the Secretary of State. In fact. You're saying that it wasn't a coup and is a good Democratic moment for Bolivia in part because Morales and his folks have gone out and now an opposition politician whose vice president the Senate is now in charge or at least an interim position and in theory will call for new elections. So that's the state of play what we're going to get into. After the break is is Morales right. What did he suffer a coup? And is that why. He's no longer in power. Bolivia we'll we'll be right back with that. Hiring can be a slow process cafe touris- Co.
"bolivia" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Sending extra resources to the region of Doc- here again where we don't know enough about the background. What was happening behind the scenes the the Civic Committee and basically mobilized around an argument that Evan what Alice himself was acting against the interests of Bolivia and signing the seventy year contract attract and that it needed to be done away with and in fact after the election has ever was scrambling to dismantle various parts of the opposition? He he did away with that law. Said Okay we're going to start over on this lithium thing but it was too late and Marcos Puri the unelected civic vic leader of Does see was actually the fellow who you saw kneeling in the National Palace alongside of Camacho and the Bible so that that's a very very curious articulation between this racist right wing Proto Fascist interest from the east and this Admittedly indigenous indigenous civic leader in lithium rich put those see in talking to Bolivian friends. The sense I have is part of the feeling now how among people on the left in Bolivia is yes. There are serious problems with what apple has done during his time in power particularly this latest term terme but the alternative and what could come next is going to be so horrifying for this country and so much. Progress is going to be rolled back that this is basically an almost unspeakable disaster even with all of the problems of Able Morales because it does seem like with a donald trump open power in the US with a jar Bolsonaro in power in Brazil with the United States posturing against Venezuela Nicaragua in other countries. The way that it is that Bolivia now could be completely taken over by corporate interests and far right political political figures and it will just erase all of the documental progress that has been made in the country on poverty and other issues during the reign of Evo Morales Alice. I'm wondering your thoughts on that analysis. Ever in the Moss did what no neoliberal or so-called free market government has ever been able able to do first of all they were able to capture the economic surplus and keep it in the country. They are also able to dramatically reduce poverty levels dramatically reduce inequality expand access to credit expand health infrastructure in rural areas expand road infrastructure transport infrastructure. A A taxi driver told me year so ago before ever was elected he never set foot in a bank and now he had a note on a car and a note on a house. So it's important to remember that detractors will say well that's just because gas prices were high. Well it's not true. It's because of the state policies for redistributing in that gas wealth. So that's something that the the neo liberals are going to be trying to do some revisionist history on and we need to to stay vigilant about documenting progress. Grice now having said that going back to your question about the future and is this disaster Bolivian. Social movements are some of the most organized disciplined flint and fearless on the continent so whatever government emerges out of this if it takes some quote neal liberal position or attempts to restore the kind of racist model of rule that characterize the country for for for centuries the social movements in Bolivia are going to give them a really hard time so I am not foreseeing disaster. An apocalypse I certainly foresee I see some instability and conflict but I have a lot of faith in Bolivia and social movement. What should people as we watch the news coming out of Bolivia but but also now out of Mexico were able modalities? What are some of the things you're going to be looking to that are significant to follow? Well I've already seen that the pond. The right-wing Party in Mexico is is raising a fuss about this even though Mexico has a long history of providing refuge to people persecuted by military dictatorships ships. But I think as you saw the reception of what I listen the International Airport of Mexico City..
"bolivia" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"President trump making history today as a country pays tribute to our nation's veterans one of your biggest supporters. You know I tell everybody that comes uh-huh in this tax you the day after the vote for you. It is truly an honor to come back to New York City. I'm sure you'RE GONNA win so everybody knows GonNa vote for you. You shoot me. Oh Oh yeah but you'll have to kill us all well. I don't know you know I don't follow political issues. That closely sir. I don't know this is who we are. Well this is our American heritage. Think think the president should just clean up this whole message. Just flush it right down the fucking toilet people's lives lost so many lives. This is who we will forever be. Fam- straight I thought. Sir You're good man. I know you'RE GONNA win Roy. This looks like it might be easier than I anticipated. This is intercepted. I'm Jeremy Scahill coming to you from the offices of the intercepted New York City and this is episode one. Oh seven of intercepted intercepted handle whose domain to begin Bolivian president. Evo Morales has accepted asylum in Mexico for the time being and he was greeted needed at the airport as a hero.
"bolivia" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Calling new elections but that did nothing nothing to quell the protests later in the day he stepped down prompting cheers from opposition protesters and an explosion of violence supporters of Mr Morales burnt houses businesses and buses the opposition candidate Carlos. Louis Mesa said that Mr Morales shouldn't run for office again rallies Alberto Garcia Lena stand in Abilene but in the eyes of many. Mr Morell shouldn't have even been a candidate last month. Three years ago he ignored the results of a referendum that would have precluded another term in fighting to stay in power he may have irrevocably tarnished. His legacy yesterday was an incredibly intense day. It started with Evil Morales announcing that he would call new elections sir. Muslim is our Brazil correspondent and has been reporting from Bolivia but Angel's announcement didn't didn't stop the protests and his support really began to die out Some of the ministers and legislators from his party started resigning resigning on NAS and the police had already started to join the opposition protesters and finally In the afternoon the Commander Gender of the Armed Forces gave a televised interview when he urged even Morales to step down and it was shortly after that that he made the announcement. The Nation Speech Morales tried to paint this as a coup. He called it a civic evect political and please coup and. What's what's your view of that though do you? Do you think it amounts to a coup. So this wasn't a coup in the sense of the military going in and taking power from President Morales did resign. What is going to be really telling is what happens next Because not only Morales resigned but also are a whole bunch of his cabinet ministers his vice vice president and the president of both houses of Congress. It's really unclear. WHO's now in charge in Bolivia and the reactions of the opposition leaders? There's both the opposition candidate Carlos Mesa and the leader of much of the strikes in the last few weeks. A guy named Luis Fernando Camacho. It will be really important in terms of figuring out exactly what happened yesterday and what happens next in Bolivia but you spoke with Mr Camacho before this weekend's events what did he say about what he wanted to happen. And how do you think this figures into his vision for Bolivia spoke to Mr Camacho. He said that this was a question of democracy and the balloons were sick of having had their vote stolen Lynn twice Morales ignored the constitution and the results of a referendum three years ago. That asked whether he should be allowed to run for a fourth term and for a lot of these people going out and protesting against this election. It really seemed like the end of democracy. So that's what they're saying Of course you've got able Morales saying that The real people responsible for ending democracy are those who two have forced him to resign so it's a really tricky situation but it's not just these civic strikers and opposition types who are on the streets. There's plenty of support still for first Mara's isn't that right. That's right and it's worth remembering that. Ava Morales did come in ahead of the opposition candidate though what's unclear is with with what margin Morales was Bolivia's first indigenous president during his three terms as president. Poverty rates fell drastically. Thanks is to redistribution programs. And he really did a lot to help the political and social situation of indigenous Bolivians. He's in his resignation. Speech Morales said that he was being forced out because he was indigenous and a union leader and a coca farmer and his supporters have always said that the opposition to April is about racism and elitism. That has been untrue. In the past but at this point you really see a critical mass of Bolivians taking to the streets including indigenous people L. and including poor people and their indignant about the fact that they think that their vote has been stolen so I would say that the opposition into evo at this point is much more about fury about having stolen the election than it is about racism. Awesome and what about getting out of this mess you say for the moment. It's not clear who's in power but what is clear that someone will have to be elected there right another another election business coming. How do you think that will play? Bolivia really needs to hold new elections as soon as possible right. Now there's no one in charge and it's not even clear clear how someone could be coming charged because all of the main people who normally make politics work have resigned. Some foreign governments are trying to help pacify the situation. The Foreign Secretary of Mexico offered asylum to about twenty members. immersive able morale asus party. Many of whom were being threatened by supporters from the opposition but Morales himself has said he plans to stay in the country intrigue and his speech made. It seem like. This isn't the last we're going to hear from him. Meanwhile these violent protests are continuing and it's really unclear whether the police and the army are going to play a helpful role in quelling the protests. Or whether they're just going to stand by and let them happen. So if in fact this is the end of Mr Morella says presence in Bolivian politics would you. Would you think his legacy will be is weeks of violent protests and the allegations of fraud in the election have really cast a shadow on all of the good things that Evo Morales presidency brought to Bolivia no matter what though the next president is going to have a lot of work to do to try to continue the Gains in terms of poverty reduction and social equality and most importantly to bring these different sectors of society together at a moment when people are really furious at each other and at the different political leaders. So Bolivia's got a really rough time.
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"American wine neighboring Bolivia is better known for snow capped mountains than some drenched vineyards but Bolivia is starting to attract the notice of wine connoisseurs reporter John notice has more thank you day takes a half dozen wine aficionados more of the west winery it was founded by his grandfather in nineteen seventy six here in thirty city located near Bolivia's southern border with Argentina other than that I don't hold has means a DV describes the lavender and jasmine a room it's in the company's signature white wine then his guests try it for themselves visitors seem impressed with some comparing it to find French wine they're not alone recent years Bolivian wines have won rave reviews from wine critics and prestigious international awards now otherwise and other wineries here are starting to export the one believe in wanting to leave how's that one six Saudi where hail to do one we're getting good wine was we're getting a lot of metals he really serious Contas winemaking was introduced to South America by Spanish settlers in the sixteen hundreds the industry to cold in Argentina and Chile which are home to temperate climates and flatlands perfect for vineyards Bolivia by contrast is closer to the equator and is dominated by Amazon jungle in the Andes mountains that leaves little space to grow grapes in places where they have been planted like on this farm near thirty have where workers are watering great seedlings the land is more than a mile high that's why go encyclopedia of owner of the farm prefers a great variety known as Hannah must been ball sack the Kerr skins to resist the intense sunlight of high altitudes and to become a favorite of Bolivian winemakers neighbors tonight grapes produce intense and falls and red wines that have impressed Somalia's Seattle came from other than being a stack the scandal what the best course as me I think wine drinkers are looking for new things he says the difference here is the high altitude the growing prominence of Bolivia's wine industry brings thousands of visitors to Patty how every year please Bolivian folk music tourists from one winery the next jolly bunch in part because rather than using spit bucket set the tastings is simply swallow the one living wine is still hard to find in the US and other countries nearly all of these bottles at the item once warehouse are being shipped to retailers inside Bolivia with the economy and wine consumption are expanding wine makers are scrambling to produce more for export but are limited by the lack of suitable land still a giddy points out that it wasn't so long ago the Bolivian wine was unheard of beyond the country's borders we'll look death like a dream I mean like when it would be the day that we have quality one like they do in Argentina it was like yeah we'll talk big dream but now we're making good wine manual after these many years we are in the same quality of Argentina and Chile and that's only because of the grapes a lot of learning in the process now of course a lot of work news I'm John noticed in thirty her Bolivia.
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"Of bolivia and the world today we can say that we have total independence from them and put in recent speeches this idea nava zony a nation a evo morales revealed that the economic dependence was so great that the imf had an office in the government headquarters and even participated in their meetings bolivia is now in the process of becoming a member of this south american trade group marcosera and were rallies attended the hoop summit in argentina last week throughout this past month cities of argentina have witnessed constant protests says hundreds of people took to the streets protesting the hunger affecting the country increasing job cuts and poverty over the last past few years have led to unsatisfied basic needs among nearly forty percent of argentines 13 percent or in such extreme poverty that they have difficulty buying food do with the government's failure to respond to the food crisis the movement neighborhoods on foot of the combative current and workers confederation of popular economy have been scheduling protests during mass meetings they have also been creating collective kitchens to cook can provide food for those in a state of hunger demanding the implementation of a food crisis law in congress to solve the problem the protesters are aiming to collect a million signatures to promote the bill those are our stories headlines for today now here's lee with our first story with tensions described by the guardian to be near breakingpoint in venezuela tell us sewer says thousands of people across venezuela lined up along before dawn today to cast ballots for five hundred forty fortyfive members of a national constituent assembly while reuters simultaneously reports what is are trickling into the poles michael beck ariza former reader and writer on this show and i and i latin america expert and he has given us some insight into the widely divergent views that one can find in the media about what's happening in venezuela he wrote an article for his paper at his universe at his university humboldt in missouri and that part of the what follows is from that article quick close your eyes and think of venezuela what comes to mind if you're like most people who get most of their news on venezuela from the mainstream media are only know of that is weather from its expat community the images that probably come to mind our authoritarianism dictatorship economic collapse the failure of socialism mainstream media outlets like the.