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October 2007
1-8 October



‘We could have saved Che’ from execution, says ex-CIA operative
Independent – London,England,UK
The former brother-in-arms of Fidel Castro was in Bolivia trying to foment
socialist revolution. “I remembered him from the time that he used to visit

Altitude becomes a headache for Bolivia
Guardian Unlimited – UK
Faced with the prospect of a match away to Uruguay at sea level on Saturday
and another at home to Colombia at altitude four days later, Bolivia have,,-6981731,00.html

Che’s legacy looms larger than ever
Chicago Tribune – United States
By Patrick J. McDonnell | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer October 8,
2007 LA
HIGUERA, Bolivia — It was a long fight, but the Cubans have finally
conquered …
| world/chi-071009che-story,1,6650405.story

Thousands of people march to La Higuera to pay tribute
Granma International – La Habana,Cuba
Thousands of people, most of them young people from different countries,
began a 60-km march to the village of La Higuera in southeastern
Bolivia to

Digital Choice
Times Online – UK
Looking for the Revolution, BBC Four, 10.30pm Rodrigo Vázquez’s film
takes an inside look at Bolivia, examining how Che Guevara’s legacy lives
on. …

The Bolivian Bet
By Bolivia Rising(Bolivia Rising)
In Bolivia, the Evo Morales government counts on an overwhelming majority support, given that the indigenous peoples and the poor have always been the grand majority, and now support the policies of their indigenous and popular …

Bolivian town cashes in on Che Guevara legacy
Reuters – USA
By Eduardo Garcia VALLEGRANDE, Bolivia (Reuters) – The bearded image of
guerrilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara has become a pop icon splashed on
mugs, …

Stalemate On The South American Chessboard? – India
While Bush embarked on a tour in March of Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia, El
Salvador and Mexico, Chavez made his move by visiting Argentina, Bolivia,

Che Monument To be built in El Alto, Bolivia
La Paz, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) A 23-feet, five-ton monument to guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara will be built in the Bolivian municipality of El Alto to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his assassination in La Higuera, …


Bolivia: The Plane Carrying Morales for Visit to the US
By Eduardo Avila
Martin P. Gutierrez of Vitrina de la Realidad Boliviana [ES] discusses the details behind the claims of mistreatment when President Evo Morales arrived in the United States in a Venezuelan plane with pilots, crew and security from the …

Che Guevara was hunted by Latin American dictators: documents
VALLEGRANDE, Bolivia (AFP) — Latin American dictators of the 1960s
coordinated efforts in their attempt to track down Cuban-Argentine Marxist
guerrilla …

No Room for Entrepreneurs
Wall Street Journal – USA
In the category of “employing workers” Venezuela ties with Bolivia at No.
177. The authors note that it is “not possible” to fire a Venezuelan
employee. …

Emergence of A United Front Against Bush
Mathaba.Net – London,UK
In that regard, President Morales said “Bolivia has the right to have
diplomatic relations with Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle
East. …

Bolivian town cashes in on Che Guevara legacy
Reuters – USA
By Eduardo Garcia VALLEGRANDE, Bolivia, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The bearded image
of guerrilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara has become a pop icon splashed on
mugs …

Bolivians seek world market for coca cures
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
Bolivia – Among the many brick buildings along a bleak plain in this
impoverished city, four brothers mix medicinal syrups and creams from coca
leaf, …

Bolivia: Joining the ‘axis of evil’
By Bolivia Rising(Bolivia Rising)
Bolivia’s right-wing continues to wage its campaign of opposition to the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) government, led by the country’s first indigenous President Evo Morales. With the right having succeeded in forcing the temporary …

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Wins Hearts and Minds in US
While Iranian President Ahmedinejad stole the headlines during the United Nations meeting last week in New York, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales – a humble coca farmer, former llama herder and union organizer – stole the hearts of the …

Che Monument To be built in El Alto, Bolivia
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
La Paz, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) A 23-feet, five-ton monument to guerrilla
fighter Ernesto Che Guevara will be built in the Bolivian municipality of
El Alto to …

First Steps taken in Bolivia for Establishing a South American …
For more details, please click on the link to read the article.

Not An Eye For An Eye
The Statesman – Kolkata,India
AP SANTA CRUZ (Bolivia), Oct. 6: The Bolivian soldier who executed famed
revolutionary fighter Ernesto “Che” Guevara 40 years ago was operated
on by Cuban …

Hasta la victoria siempre
The News – International – Pakistan
By Fatima Bhutto Forty years ago in La Higuera, Bolivia, an executioner
stood poised to make a kill. He lifted his gun to shoot and for a brief
moment, …

Sustainable Bolivia
Sustainable Bolivia provides volunteer placements, family-stay opportunities, Spanish and Quechua language classes and sustainable ecotourism excursions throughout Bolivia. All the people at Sustainable Bolivia were extremely friendly …

Bolivian Oil Capital Backs Cuba
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Camiri, Bolivia, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Examples of solidarity with Cuba and
posters with the image of legendary guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara

Iran to help Bolivia in 25 industrial projects – Tehran,Iran
TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (MNA) – Iran and Bolivia signed a memorandum on Iran’s
participation in 25 industrial projects, said a Ministry of Industries and
Mines …

Cuban Veterans in Bolivia to Pay Homage to Che
mathaba – A group of Cuban war veterans who fought alongside Argentinean born Ernesto Che Guevara is in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to pay homage to the guerrilla fighter while attending the world congress of solidarity with Cuba. …more.

Che Remembered 40 Years After Death
The Associated Press –
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) — Fidel Castro insists Ernesto “Che” Guevara
could never have been taken prisoner 40 years ago if his gun hadn’t
malfunctioned. …

Che Legacy Guides Cubans in Bolivia
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The consciousness of solidarity
encouraged by the legendary guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara can be seen in
the …

Che Guevara’s death in Bolivia – “He looked like Christ” – Canada
German nun Antonia Maria Freude thought Vallegrande, in the Bolivian
jungle, was a peaceful little village like her own home town of
Brochterbeck in Germany …

Clean water in Bolivia
Like much of the world, many in Bolivia don’t have access to good water. Most options are very expensive, but now a family has made it their mission to bring clean water at a lower cost to the Bolivian people.

Che Legacy Guides Cubans in Bolivia
Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The consciousness of solidarity encouraged by the legendary guerrilla Ernesto “Che” Guevara can be seen in the humanitarian work of Cuban doctors in Bolivia, his former comrades-in-arms …


Bolivia: Consensus On New Constitution
Stratfor (subscription) – USA
The Bolivian government and opposition came to a consensus late Oct. 4 on
an economic model that will be included in Bolivia’s new constitution, …

Bolivia Economy Grows Slowly, Surely
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
La Paz, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The modest 3.15 percent increase of Bolivia’s
Gross Domestic Product in the first semester of this year corroborates that
its …

Evo Morales declares himself an admirer of Che Guevara
By Bolivia Rising(Bolivia Rising)
… especially the National Confederation of ex-combatants of
Ñancahuazú, are hurt by the ingratitude towards the 55 men who dies
defending Bolivia from the ‘invader’ Ernesto Che Guevara, between
March 23 and October 8 of 1967". …

Bolivia Sick of US Bigotry
La Paz, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian chancellor, David Choquehuanca,
criticized as racist the declaration of US ambassador, Philip Goldberg,
about the proposal of Evo Morales to move the United Nations headquarters.

Cuban Veterans in Bolivia to Pay Homage to Che
Cuba News – Cuba
Havana, Oct 5 (ACN) A group of Cuban war veterans who fought alongside
Argentinean-born Ernesto Che Guevara is in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to pay
homage to the …

Bolivia Sick of US Bigotry
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
Morales recalled that when the United States requested from the UN
headquarters in Bolivia, it was guaranteed free circulation of
representatives of member …

Che Guevara’s legacy fading with the years
Reuters – USA
Those new socialists — Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Ecuador’s Rafael Correa
and Bolivia’s Evo Morales — all pay homage to Che and are happy to
perpetuate the …

Indigenous Anarchism in Bolivia
By worker
The South American nation of Bolivia has filled the headlines of the global press with its fight against water privatization, struggle for nationalization of gas, non-compliance with free trade policies, and the 2005 election of the …

Thousands visit scene of Che’s death 40 years ago
Independent – London,England,UK
Ville Grande and La Higuera are now part of a tourist attraction, the Che
Guevara trail, which covers an area of 180 miles in central Bolivia and
follows …

Bolivia, Chile: Border Agreement Reached
Stratfor (subscription) – USA
Bolivia and Chile have consolidated control over the border zone with an
agreement to construct three joint positions, which will take effect in
2009, …

South America chokes as Amazon burns
Independent – London,England,UK
By Daniel Howden and Jules Steven in La Paz Vast areas of Brazil and
Paraguay and much of Bolivia are choking under thick layers of smoke as
fires rage out …

Africa: Castro’s Cataract Campaign a Noble Cause for the Poor – Washington,USA
The election of Evo Morales as President of the Republic of Bolivia in
December 2005 has allowed Bolivians to access the humanitarian programme
that Cuba …


Bolivia: Visit by Iranian President to La Paz
By Eduardo Avila
The Bolivian government welcomed the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for a brief visit to La Paz, where he signed several agreements of assistance with his host President Evo Morales of Bolivia. The unlikely alliance surprised …

Bolivia’s Evo Morales Wins Hearts and Minds in US
By Bolivia Rising(Bolivia Rising)
While Iranian President Ahmedinejad stole the headlines during the
United Nations meeting last week in New York , Bolivia ‘s President
Evo Morales – a humble coca farmer, former llama herder and union
organizer – stole the hearts of the …

‘Capital Wars’ in Bolivia Reflect Morales Battle Plans and His …
Council On Hemispheric Affairs – Washington,DC,USA
Now, the issue has been drawn, thanks to controversial measures adopted by
Bolivia’s tormented Constituent Assembly convened in Sucre to rewrite the

Bolivia: Take Action For Justice Against Sánchez de Lozada and Berzaín
Upside Down World – Hartwick,NY,USA
Take action for extradition, as the family members of those killed in the
2003 massacres wish most for Goni and Berzain to be tried in Bolivia. …

Bolivia, Chile Fortify Border Control
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
La Paz, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Bolivia and Chile have
agreed to strengthen control along border zones with the setting up of
three joint …

Still a messiah?
New Statesman – London,England,UK
Che’s legacy, 40 years after his death in a failed attempt to ignite
revolution in Bolivia, rests heavily on an image so powerful and so plastic
that it …

Bolivia: Morales Speech at Cooper Union
By Eduardo Avila
President Evo Morales of Bolivia recently spoke at Cooper Union in New York City. Beautiful Horizons’ Randy Paul was in the audience and shares his thoughts on the talk.

Che Guevara still inspires 40 years on
The Australian – Sydney,Australia
40 years after the execution in Bolivia of revolutionary Ernesto “Che”
Guevara, photos of his corpse have gone on public display for the first
time …,25197,22529575-12335,00.html


Bolivia offers ‘Ruta del Che’ as a tourist route – USA
La Paz – Tourists from around the world will be able to follow
revolutionary paths in the jungle of south-eastern Bolivia. The so-called
“Ruta del Che” will …

Bolivia Boosts Oil Investments
La Paz, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia said oil field investments will secure domestic supplies and exports in 2008.

“In order to live better sometimes you have to exploit, steal …
By Bolivia Rising(Bolivia Rising)
For the first time in Bolivia ‘s history the most abandoned sectors, the most despised, scorned, and vilified in Bolivian history, the indigenous people, have assumed leadership of the country in order to transform our beloved Bolivia . …

Bolivia’s Battle for Literacy Advances
Periódico 26 – Las Tunas,Cuba
In the ceremony held in Achocalla, Cuba’s ambassador to Bolivia Rafael
Dausa stressed the importance of participants continuing the studies. …

The Dumbing Down Of Politics – USA
Last week, a former Bolivian official accused Morales of taking illegal
cash from Hugo Chavez to pay mobs to overthrow Bolivia’s pro-US elected
president, …

Bolivia: Might Cut Natural Gas To Argentina
Stratfor (subscription) – USA
Bolivia might cut natural gas shipments to Argentina in 2008 in order to
meet internal demand and fulfill a contract to provide 30 million cubic
meters of …

Ahmadinejad finds it warmer in Latin America
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
Ahmadinejad went on to Bolivia, whose president, Evo Morales, had just days
earlier appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” imploring the
audience, …


Solidarity with the Bolivian Peoples
New Socialist Group – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has warned of a plan financed by the
United States to derail the democratically elected government of Bolivia,

Alternatives to Save Bolivia Assembly
La Paz, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) The Dialogue and Settlement Committee, sponsored by the Bolivian government, will be debating, on Tuesday, two alternatives to smooth the way for the Constituent Assembly, scheduled to close on December 14.

Cubans treat man who killed Che
BBC News – UK
Cuban doctors working in Bolivia have saved the sight of the man who
executed revolutionary leader Che Guevara in 1967, Cuban official media
report. …

Cuban doctors help Che Guevara’s killer in Bolivia
By Mark S.
Cuban doctors volunteering in Bolivia performed a free cataract surgery for Mario Teran, the Bolivian army sergeant who killed the legendary guerilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara in captivity, the daily Granma newspaper reported. …

Bolivia: Four Year Blogging Anniversary
By Eduardo Avila
Miguel Buitrago celebrates four years of blogging at MABBlog about Bolivia and Bolivian politics.


Bolivia, 34 Departments Illiteracy Free
Prensa Latina – Havana,Cuba
In the ceremony in Achocalla, Cuban Ambassador into Bolivia Rafael Dausa
stressed the importance of continuing the studies, for which a post
literacy plan …

Poem: To the women of Bolivia
By redbird(redbird)
And so, the women of Bolivia are the engine of its history The wind, sun and roots of its dusty hills The regular rhythm of its sacrifice and struggle They are the vibrating streets, the humid farms, the humble home. …
A Gringa Diary

Civil War Talk Stokes Bolivian Fears
By Bolivia Rising(Bolivia Rising)
Its US-style consumerism, bootstrap mentality and racial makeup don’t easily mix with Morales’ vision of a communal state ruled by the traditional values of Bolivia ‘s long-oppressed Indian majority. …

Iran Leader Visits Venezuela, Bolivia
ABC News – USA
Iran’s president opened his nation’s wallet to Bolivia and then visited
Venezuela, in a post-UN trip to boost ties with Latin American leftists who
are …

Business-friendly reforms best way to advance Latin America economies
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
It’s easier for a company to fire an under-performing worker in China,
Vietnam or India than in Argentina, Bolivia or Venezuela. While an employer
can fire …

Ecuador leader expects victory in election of constitutional assembly
The Canadian Press –
His push for a new charter follows in the footsteps of leftist leaders Hugo
Chavez in Venezuela and Evo Morales in Bolivia. Correa, who took office in

Iran, Bolivia Strengthen Economic Ties
Wall Street Journal – USA
AP LA PAZ, Bolivia — Iran’s president opened his nation’s wallet to
Bolivia on Thursday during a trip to strengthen ties with leftist leaders
of South …

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