Bolivia: after the vote

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A further decisive win for Evo Morales should settle debate about Bolivia's new constitution. But the divisions the campaign exposed ensure a bumpy ride ahead, says John Crabtree.
Raul Zibechi, a Uruguayan journalist and one of Latin Amerca's leading political analysts, looks at the relationship between the new progressive governments in Latin America and social movements.
Now and then there emerges somewhere in the world a social movement that is really exceptional for its integrity, astuteness and mass appeal. For me one of those rare movements is Brazil's  Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST)/the Landles

BULLETIN 2 DECEMBER 2009

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NO AGREEMENT AMONG LATIN AMERICAN LEADERS ON HONDURAN CRISIS ♦ ARGENTINA: ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATORS TAKE OVER CENTRAL BUENOS AIRES ♦ BOLIVIA: EVO MORALES REMAINS FAVOURITE FOR RELECTION ♦ MEXICO: FAST GROWTH OF TELECOMMUNICATION
The author talks about the emergence of a powerful and dynamic popular movement in Honduras.
The Catholic Church's Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) says rural organisations are under siege.
Dalia Acosta, from IPS, interviews Cuban dissident MANUEL CUESTA MORÚA
Indigenous people mobilize to protect their land rights in Guatemala whilst the government fights to protect the interests of international investment.
Social movements across Latin America unite to fight for their rights and control of their own resources.
Over the last few months the FNRP has collected 1.2 million signatures from all over the country for a petition demanding a new constitution

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