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On Why Luis Posada Carriles Will Not Be Extradited
Nov 22 2005 - 7:42am
Sobre por qué Luis Posada Carriles no será extraditado
Nov 20 2005 - 8:49pm
Bolivia: Continúa la lucha por el agua y la vida
Nov 17 2005 - 3:42pm
Making Noise in the Name of Narco News
Oct 29 2005 - 4:13pm
Making Noise in the Name of Narco News
Oct 29 2005 - 1:21pm

In the First Social Conflict of His Administration, Evo Morales Represses Oscar Olivera

This Thursday at noon, the well-known social leader Oscar Olivera, in support of the workers of Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano (LAB) in their struggle against the owner of half of the company, participated in a blockade of the Jorge Wilsterman Airport in his home city of Cochabamba.

A large group made up of LAB workers, factory workers’ leaders, activists (some of them graduates of the Narco News School of Authentic Journalism), and others took up position on the main runway, blocking the landing or takeoff of any airplane… The Evo Morales administration ordered their removal by force (with soldiers and police). Olivera was gassed and mistreated, and has received word that he could be arrested in the coming hours…

Before continuing with this story, this correspondent must make clear that he places all responsibility for the safety of our ally and brother Oscar Olivera on President Morales. Now, yes, let’s get on with the tale…

En el primer conflicto social en Bolivia, Evo Morales reprime a Oscar Olivera

A mediodía de este jueves, el conocido dirigente social de Cochabamba, en apoyo a los trabajadores de Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano (LAB) en su lucha contra el dueño de la mitad de esa empresa, participó de un bloqueo del aeropuerto "Jorge Wilsterman" de dicha ciudad.

Un numeroso grupo compuesto por trabajadores de LAB, dirigentes fabriles, activistas (algunos egresados de la Escuela de Periodismo Auténtico), entre otros, se instaló en la pista principal, impidiendo el aterrizaje o despegue de aeronaves... el gobierno de Evo Morales ordenó su desalojo por la fuerza (con militares y policías). Olivera fue gasificado y maltratado, y ha recibido informaciones de que podría ser detenido en las siguientes horas...

Antes de continuar con la historia, este corresponsal hace responsable al Presidente Morales de la seguridad de nuestro aliado y hermano Oscar Olivera... ahora sí, vamos con el cuento:

Bolivia's Political Moment, Part II: Contradictions in Response to Viceroy Greenlee

LA PAZ, FEBRUARY 27: We continue to watch what is happening in Bolivia, kind readers. A few days ago we spoke about the contradiction between statements from President Evo Morales and his spokesman Alex Contreras: When U.S. Ambassador David Nicol Greenlee asked for clarification on the possible expulsion of his countrymen from the Chapare, Contreras said one thing and his boss another… Let’s go to that story, which now includes three actors – the cocaleros of the Chapare and one or two dignitaries of the current administration.

Momento en Bolivia II: Contradicciones frente al Virrey Greenlee

La Paz, 27 de febrero. Sigamos viendo lo que pasa en Bolivia, queridos lectores. Hace unos días hablábamos de la contradicción ocurrida entre el Presidente Evo Morales y su vocero Alex Contreras: con don David Nicol Greenlee, embajador de Estados Unidos, pidiendo aclaraciones por la posible expulsión de sus paisanos del Chapare, Contreras dijo una cosa y su jefe otra... vamos al cuento, que ya incluye tres actores, a los cocaleros del Chapare y alguno que otro dignatario del actual gobierno.

Arrestano un indigeno a San Blas, Oaxaca, ma la sua gente lo libera

Mentre il Delegato Zero sta percorrendo gli stati del centro del territorio messicano, nel municipio autonomo di San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, domenica 19 febbraio scorso, l'indigeno Nicanor Salud Rasgado, di 40 anni, è stato arrestato ingiustamente da elementi della polizia giudiziale statale. Alcune ore più tardi, centinaia di persone che si erano mobilitate sono riuscite ad ottenere la sua liberazione. Ma passiamo alla storia...

Bolivia's Political Moment, Part I: Leonilda Zurita's Visa

La Paz: They hadn’t given the issue much space, seemingly because the government and Senator Leonilda Zurita did not want to make too much noise. Nevertheless, a press release from the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) unleashed the scandal: Leo, as some of her friends and comrades in struggle from the Chapare call her, had her entrance visa to the United States cancelled a few days ago…

Zurita was supposed to travel on an extensive tour of Bush country, but U.S. Consul Julie Grant stopped it, with the coca-growers’ leader nearly already on the plane, alleging that she had links to terrorism…

Diverse reactions and a wire report worth pointing out follow…

Momento en Bolivia I: la visa de Leonilda Zurita

La Paz. 23 de febrero. No habían dado mucho espacio al tema, al parecer porque el gobierno y la hoy senadora Leonilda Zurita no querían hacer demasiado ruido. Sin embargo, una publicación del Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) destapó el escándalo: a Leo, como la llaman algunos de sus amigos y sus compañeras de lucha en el Chapare, le fue cancelada su visa de entrada a Estados Unidos hace unos días...

Zurita debía viajar en una extensa gira de trabajo a la tierra gobernada por Bush, pero la cónsul estadounidense Julie Grant lo impidió, con la dirigente cocalera casi en el avión, alegando nexos con el terrorismo...

Diversas reacciones y algún cable de agencia que vale la pena destacar... vamos.

Indigenous Resident of San Blas, Oaxaca Arrested, but His People Win His Release

While Delegate Zero now tours the states of central Mexico, back in the autonomous municipality of San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, Nicanor Salud Resgado, an indigenous man of 40, was unjustly imprisoned by the State Judicial Police on Sunday, February 19. A few hours later, hundreds of people mobilized and won his release. Let’s go now to the story…

Arrestan a un indígena en San Blas, Oaxaca, y su gente lo libera

Mientras el Delegado Zero recorre ya los estados del centro del territorio mexicano, en el municipio autónomo de San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, el indígena Nicanor Salud Rasgado -de 40 años de edad- fue apresado injustamente por efectivos de la policía judicial estatal el pasado domingo 19 de febrero. Unas horas más tarde, cientos de personas movilizadas consiguieron su liberación. Vamos a la historia...

With 51 Percent, Evo is President-Elect

He is giving his first speech to the Bolivian people as, for all intents and purposes, the president-elect. Eighty-eight percent of the votes are counted, and with 51 percent he is the president-elect. He no longer needs any help, is not dependent on the National Congress; EVO MORALES AYMA is the new leader of a country that voted for him massively and is now celebrating, everywhere, in every street and plaza it can find.

A bit of the story…

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