Search Results for "Evo Morales " : 4

by / on May 27, 2008 at 8:40 pm / in Cover Story, Issue, Latin America, Main Menu, World

Crisis Up Close

…lted in a tremendous symbolic victory against policies that had been proclaimed to be the natural and inevitable evolution of the free market. This interruption in the grand narrative of market-oriented reform pushed by international financial institutions led to the events that would definitively rupture the old system of governance. After barely edging out Evo Morales for the presidency in the 2002 elections, right-wing politician Gonzalo Sanch…

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by / on April 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm / in Opinion, World

Dammed If You Do, Dammed If You Don’t

…defeated after indigenous groups and opposing politicians marched on the Presidential Palace, forcing President Evo Morales into the awkward position of opposing the interests of the native populations he claims to represent. Unfortunately for concerned parties, governments have a pretty good track record in getting these infrastructure initiatives passed. Victories like the Bolivian highway are few and far between. It appears that, for the time…

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by / on March 24, 2012 at 11:59 am / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Umm… lo siento, no entender. No hablar español!

…Paraguay (itself a Guaraní word), Guaraní is a derivative of the language of the Tupi tribal group.  In Bolívia, Evo Morales’ first language was Aymara, which is co-official with Spanish and Quechua, the original tongue of the Inca Empire. Some estimate that Quechua has nearly 10 million speakers. Closer to home, Mexico City’s Mayor Marcelo Ebrard launched a 2006 initiative to have all city employees learn Nahuatl, the indigenous language of the…

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by / on July 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Greener and Greater For Some

by PlaNYC’s deadline for achieving 132 initiatives and 400 milestones looms near: December 31 of this year, and I’m not impressed. With PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg hopes to accomplish what looks to be a huge victory for the sustainable development of New York City. That is, a huge victory for parts of New York City. I’m left wondering about the rest of the city. PlaNYC’s outline to create, “a greener, greater New York” has left some commun…

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