Monthly Archives: April 2011

An interview with Oscar Olivera

Oscar Olivera was head of the Cochabamba Factory Workers Union until recently and was one of the Coordinadora’s most visible leaders during the Water War. He and Evo Morales were comrades for years, but have parted ways a long time … Continue reading

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Background for Oscar Olivera Interview – water wars and gasolinazos

The Cochabamba Water War of 2000 was an extraordinary period in Bolivia, which lasted from Jan 1999 to April 2000. It saw the population of Bolivia’s third city take on a consortium of companies led by Bechtel, a mighty US-based … Continue reading

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Why is this blog called cochabambiño?

Because I like the word. That’s it. A Cochabambiño is someone from Cochabamba. In the same line, a Paceña is someone from La Paz, a Cruceño is from Santa Cruz, and an Oruño is from Oruro. Am I from Cochabamba? … Continue reading

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Fork in the Road?

The Bolivian government stood alone at Cancun in calling for action to limit climate change to a 1-degree rise, a radical stance that is in keeping with the science and at odds with the demands of business, which dictate the … Continue reading

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