Genocide It Is

What do you think of when you hear the word – genocide? Auschwitz, Darfur, Rwanda? How about Goni and El Alto? The Attorney General’s office in Bolivia has six months to present the case of genocide against former President Gonzalo “Goni” Sanchez de Lozada. The Bolivian Congress insisted he should be accused of genocide –… Continue reading Genocide It Is

Andean Free Trade Agreement

Negotiations resumed yesterday in Tucson, Arizona for the Andean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) involving the Andean countries of Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru. Bolivia is participating as an observer. The trade in question not only includes goods and products crossing respective borders, but may also include measures to deregulate and privatize essential services such as water… Continue reading Andean Free Trade Agreement

No Ruling on Aguas del Tunari Case Yet

Speculation arose last month that the international tribunal, (Icsid) from the World Bank was ready to hand down a ruling concerning Aguas del Tunari. Speculation also followed that the ruling wouldn’t be very favorable for Bolivia. As you may remember, the “Guerra del Agua” in Cochabamba forced the Banzer adminstration to scrap privatization plans for… Continue reading No Ruling on Aguas del Tunari Case Yet