A right-wing coup has overthrown the democratically-elected president of Bolivia, Evo Morales. Freelance writer Ben Dangl speaks with the LMC about the latest in Bolivia and also gives us a valuable frame of reference on the indigenous pursuit for social justice in Bolivia. Ben Dangl is also the author of, “The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia.”
Documentary photographer Delphine Blast speaks with the LMC about the rise and acceptance of Bolivian Cholita fashion. After generations of being marginalized and denied access to public services, the indigenous women of Bolivia are using the Cholita aesthetic as a symbol of femininity,elegance and dignity. When fashion and social justice collide. learn more @ delphineblast.com
Does Bolivia’s current drought crisis and lack of accessible water setting the stage for a repeat of the 2000 Water War? Nasya Razavi tells us the latest on the new struggle for the right to water in Bolivia.