Tuesday, June 07, 2005


I hate to keep directing people to ZNet, but once again it's one of the few outlets where you can find any consistent coverage about what's going on in the world.

This time I'm talking about Bolivia, which is in the midst of a major social upheaval, led by protests calling for the nationalization of the country's energy industry. There is also stark opposition to a variety of neoliberal reforms instituted in the country since the early '90s.

For more mainstream coverage, the NY Times has a paltry article today on the "crisis," while the BBC rings in with a good backgrounder and Q&A.

Lastly, here's a useful Google News link. The Narcosphere and Jim Schultz's "Blog from Bolivia" are informative resources, too.