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Brisa de Angulo: Battling Bolivia’s Sexual Abuse Crisis

Raven Oten https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/07/americas/brisa-de-angulo-bolivias-sexual-abuse-asequals-iwd-intl/index.html At the age of 15, Brisa de Angulo was raped repeatedly by a family member that came to live with them. after going through depression, anorexia, and two suicide attempts, de Angula came forward to report the rape. However, she was met with criticism from her community …

Bolivia police storm notorious jail, killing seven inmates

Andrew Leonard 19 March 2018 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43407100 A prison outbreak a week prior of 14 March caused 2,000 police officers raid the Bolivian jail of Palmasola. Prisoners were upset over the removal of a variety of privileges. For example, children under six are no longer able to visit their incarcerated relatives. …

Gas canister blast kills eight in Oruro carnival

Makiah Faulks During carnival celebrations in Oruro, Bolivia, a street vendor’s gas canister exploded killing four people, three being children, and injured at least 40 other people. The explosion was ruled as an accident. The president of Bolivia went to Twitter and stated that he was “dismayed at the news …

Bolivia: Gas canister blast kills eight in Oruro carnival

Sophie Obert http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42755269 In Bolivia, a street vendors gas canister exploded during Oruro’s famous yearly carnival. The blast killed at least eight people and injured over forty others thus far. The explosion was said to be accidental. The Oruro carnival typically has hundreds of thousands of visitors. The explosion occurred …

The “Sacred Leaf” and Its Modern Struggle

Headline: U.N Ruling Heartens Bolivian Coca Growers Since the arrival of the Spanish onto Quechuan and Aymaran lands, the indigenous peoples of Bolivia have found some relief in the consumption of the coca leaf. The chewing of this “sacred leaf” has been ingrained in ancient custom for hundreds, if not thousands, of years …

The United Nations’ Ruling of Coca Production in Bolivia

The Washington Post had an article on Thursday, January 17th describing the United Nation’s ruling on coca leaf cultivation and coca chewing in Bolivia. Coca, an oval-shaped green leaf, is cocaine’s raw material. This is an ancient crop and according to Honorata Diaz, a farmer from El Chapare, “Coca is …

Castro Almost Becomes Popular in Latin America

Erikson, Daniel P. “Castro and Latin America: A Second Wind?” World Policy Journal 21, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 32-40. http://ezproxy.umw.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=14398974&site=ehost-live (accessed March 9, 2010). Daniel Erikson argues in this 2004 article that due to the Bush administration’s focus on its war against terrorism, Castro has been able to improve Cuba’s …

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