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Innlegg QIQrrr 23 Nov 2010, 09:15

Los Angeles Times, November 23, 2010: Bolivian President Evo Morales on Monday accused the United States of undermining democratic government in Latin America in a speech about purported plots and conspiracies originating in Washington, as U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates listened only a few feet away. Gates showed no noticeable reaction as Morales opened a conference of defense ministers with a rambling, hourlong address that condemned the U.S. military, several former American ambassadors to Bolivia, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the IMF and two members of the U.S. Congress. All of them, Morales said, are or have been engaged in secret plans to overthrow the government in Bolivia or its Latin American neighbors. He provided few details and no evidence, though he said there were documents showing a former U.S. envoy to Bolivia had conspired with Morales' opponents to overthrow him. "There have always been coups, but there are never any coups in the United States because there is no embassy of the United States in the United States," Morales said - Bolivian president criticizes U.S. in front of Robert Gates

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Innlegg Skatteflyktning 23 Nov 2010, 15:59

Vel, USA drev lenge med slike aktiviteter i LatinAmerika, men har stort sett ikke gjort mye innen dette feltet i det siste.

Paa den annen side, da jeg var innom Boliva for 2 aar siden hadde befolkingen omtrent samme mening om Morales, som de i Venezuela har om Chavez.
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Innlegg QIQrrr 03 Des 2010, 06:24

American Thinker, December 2, 2010: Bolivia has renewed its call for the establishment of an International Tribunal for Climate Justice that would be able to sanction governments that engage in "ecocide," defined as crimes against biodiversity, nature and Mother Earth. Bolivia's UN Ambassador Pablo Salon asserted it was unacceptable for some developed countries to refuse a new commitment under the Kyoto Protocol. "Developed countries were looking for solutions that would put the onus on developing countries to reduce emissions," Salon said. Making "ecocide" the equivalent of a war crime (or a crime against peace) would apply exclusively to the actions of developed countries. [...] Salon reportedly has a picture of Che Guevara hanging in his office. He works for President Evo Morales who was first elected in 2005 as head of the Movement Towards Socialism party and immediately proclaimed Bolivia was joining an "anti-imperialist front" with Cuba and Venezuela. Morales is slated to arrive in Cancún on Dec. 9, to make a speech which will include the climate tribunal proposal - UN Proposal to Prosecute the U.S. for "Ecocide"
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BBC News, February 11, 2011: Bolivian President Evo Morales has abandoned a public event in the face of an angry protests over food shortages and price rises. Mr Morales was due to address a parade to commemorate a colonial-era uprising in the mining city of Oruro. But he and his team left the city to avoid a violent demonstration by miners throwing dynamite. There have also been protests in other Bolivian cities over the shortage of sugar and other basic foodstuffs - Bolivian President Evo Morales flees food price protest
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Bolivia Weekly, March 2, 2011: Bolivia´s Labor Minister Félix Rojas, told a press conference today that the government is going to pay public sector workers in the areas of health, education, military and police 10% more due to drastic inflation in early 2011. "In the cabinet meeting Supreme Decree 0809 was approved that raises the minimum wage for public sector workers in health, education, military and police," said Rojas. Rojas also announced a 20% increase in the national monthly minimum wage from Bs. 679 ($94.30) to Bs. 815 ($116.40). Rojas announced that the private sector should give all of its employees at least a 10% wage increase. Rojas said that this payment is retroactive from January of 2011. Inflation in Bolivia has escalated rapidly in Bolivia since Evo Morales' supreme decree increasing gasoline prices by 80% sent off a wave of inflation despite his revocation of this controversial "gasolinazo." The private sector has warned that these wage increases may lead to layoffs and business closures because sales and profits have not increased in a corresponding manner - 20% Minimum Wage Increase Announced
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Canada.com, April 11, 2011: Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country. The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to "dominate and exploit" — to the point that the "well-being and existence of many beings" is now threatened. The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia's Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted in January - UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

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Bolivia Weekly, May 19, 2011: Movement to Socialism (MAS) Legislator Rebeca Delgado explained yesterday that the new Telecommunications Law seeks to regulate access to content on the internet because, “sometimes it misinforms instead of informs.” Delgado assured the public that the new law will allow differences of opinion and will not violate the Bolivian constitutional rights to free speech and freedom of information. Venezuela passed a similar law regulating internet access in February of 2010 and other countries like Cuba and China maintain strict government control over access to internet content critical of those governments - Bolivia to Censor Internet
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Bolivia Weekly, August 12, 2011: Bolivia, a country which exports natural gas and oil to its neighbors, has begun blackouts in its three largest cities by order of the National Distribution Committee (CNDC) due to a lack of enough electricity to meet demand. Bolivia nationalized several electrical companies over the past five years and electrical production has declined in the country from 1.25 GW to 1.002 GW, meanwhile demand has now risen to 1.03 GW. The CNDC plans electrcity rationing and cuts during peak hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, and La Paz will feel most of the effects of these changes - Energy Crisis Creates Planned Blackouts
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Bolivia Weekly, September 29, 2011: Yesterday, the Bolivian National Load Dispatch (CNDC), the state entity responsible for the nation’s energy grid, ordered distribution companies and large businesses to ration power, which had the immediate repercussions of blackouts in Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosí, and Sucre. In a announcement to the entire nation, the CNDC reported that the determination was made yesterday because of “a reduction of about 170 megawatts in generation supply, resulting from random failures and maintenance work on generation units of the national interconnected system.” The CNDC said that generation companies are making the necessary corrective work to fix the power grid “as soon as possible.” According to reports, a turbine in Santa Cruz ceased operations yesterday, in addition to another turbine malfunction in Cochabamba last week - Blackouts Affect Bolivia After Turbine Malfunctions
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Bolivia Weekly, December 13, 2011: The last major opposition leader in Bolivia, Ruben Costas, the governor of Santa Cruz may soon be declared “a rebel” for not appearing in court in La Paz to address charges of defamation where he is accused of “verbal aggression” against judge Marcelo Soza. All of President Morales’ strong opponents have either fled the country or been entangled in legal prosecutions and Costas marks the last such national figure to have avoided this fate - Final Evo Opponent Close to Arrest
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The Telegraph, May 2, 2012: The Bolivian President, Evo Morales, seized the Red Electrica subsidiary on Tuesday, just 15 days after Argentine President Cristina de Kirchner announced the expropriation of Spanish oil giant Repsol's YPF subsidiary. "This comes on the heels, obviously, of the Argentine announcement," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters. "We are concerned by the Bolivian government's decision and announcement to nationalize the Spanish-owned electricity company. These actions against foreign investors really dampen the investment climate in Bolivia, in Argentina, in wherever. So that's our concern." Bolivia's move sparked fears that other Latin American governments, especially those facing elections, could follow suit, and led to a warning from Europe that world investment may be affected - US warns Bolivia that nationalisation of Red Electrica company will damage investment
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The Wall Street Journal, October 27, 2013: In the years after a brutal 10-year Soviet occupation, Afghanistan became a petri dish in which a culture of organized crime, radical politics and religious fundamentalism festered—and where Osama bin Laden set up operations. Now something similar may be happening in Bolivia. The government is an advocate for coca growers. The Iranian presence is increasing. And reports from the ground suggest that African extremists are joining the fray. Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is also the elected president of the coca producers' confederation, and Vice President Alvaro García Linera, formerly of the Maoist Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army, began building their repressive narco-state when they took office in 2006 - Bolivia's Descent Into Rogue State Status
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