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The plunder of Bolivian gold

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Chinese companies are behind rapid expansion of gold mining in the Mayaya region of Bolivia, and are invading the Madidi National Park. Bolivian journalist and LAB correspondent Sergio Mendoza travelled by canoe down the Beni and Quendeque rivers, witnessing how the illegal mining activity is hidden by Bolivian mining cooperatives and supported or permitted by the government.

UTAMA: confronting climate change with beauty and hope

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UTAMA pertinently revolves around the conflict between traditional cultures and extreme globalization and portrays how Andean ancestral beliefs are at odds with the Western conceptions of progress which are fuelling climate change.

Smelters burn mercury and emit toxic gasses in La Paz and...

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Bolivia is a major importer of mercury on a world-scale. Pollution caused by the gold business has reached the most important urban areas of the country, while the authorities look the other way.

Tomasa Tito Condemayta depicted in new film

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Whilst Túpac Amaru II is hailed as the hero of the 1780 Andean Rebellion against the Spanish in Peru, little is known about Tomasa Tito Condemayta. Maria Herrera Badell's new short film is a ‘false’ documentary with truth at its heart.
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Voz III | Crossed Off The Map: Travels in Bolivia

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Blending travel writing, history and reportage, Crossed Off The Map journeys from the Andes to the Amazon to explore Bolivia’s turbulent past and contemporary challenges.

70s Cuba and Bolivia on film

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The 1960s and ‘70s were a period of revolution, anti-imperialist struggle, and nation-building. Two films which represent and analyse this period in Latin America are Yawar Mallku (Blood of the Condor) and De cierta manera (One Way or Another).

Crossed Off The Map: Travels in Bolivia

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Blending travel writing, history and reportage, Shafik Meghji's Crossed Off The Map journeys from the Andes to the Amazon to explore Bolivia’s turbulent past and contemporary challenges.

Where We Mine: Resource Politics in Latin America

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As the drive to expand renewable energy capacity speeds up, there is a rush for lithium and other materials around the world. What will the expansion of rare earth mining in Latin America mean for the indigenous communities and workers who have historically borne the harms of extractivism?

Mining: ISDS – a licence to plunder

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The iniquitous ISDS system allows mining companies to sue Latin American governments for massive amounts of 'compensation' every time their mining activities are blocked by local community opposition or environmental concerns.

Bolivia: the mysterious death of Orlando Gutiérrez

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Prominent Bolivian miners' leader Orlando Gutierrez died In October. Was he injured in a fall at his home, or was he the victim of a right-wing attack?

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