Bolivia: Resources

 

Books

The Bolivian Diary of Ernesto Che Guevara
By Ernesto Che Guevara, Mary-Alice Waters (Editor)
Here is Ernesto Che Guevara's account, long unavailable in English, of the 1966-67 guerrilla struggle in Bolivia. A day-by-day chronicle of the campaign led by one of the central leaders of the Cuban revolution to forge a revolutionary movement of workers and peasants capable of contending for power in Bolivia and providing an example for all Latin America. This new edition includes extensive accounts by guerrilla leaders who survived, excerpts from diaries of other combatants, and documents written by Guevara in Bolivia. Much of this additional material appears in English for the first time.

The End of Poverty.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs
"Extreme poverty can be ended, not in the time of our grandchildren, but our time." Thus forecasts Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, whose twenty-five years of experience observing the world from many vantage points has helped him shed light on the most vital issues facing our planet: the causes of poverty, the role of rich-country policies, and the very real possibilities for a poverty-free future. Sach's experiences in Bolivia were his gateway into international economic involvemt in the developing world. Deemed "the most important economist in the world" by The New York Times Magazine and "the world's best-known economist" by Time magazine, Sachs brings his considerable expertise to bear in the landmark The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, his highly anticipated blueprint for world-wide economic success — a goal, he argues, we can reach in a mere twenty years.

In Patterns of Protest: Politics and Social Movements in Bolivia
By John Crabtree
In Patterns of Protest, UK-based Andean experts John Crabtree explains the antecedents of this poor country’s struggle against the predatory interest of global capitalism and the country’s national elite. Crabtree outlines the influence of Quechua and Aymara identity on politics in this strongly indigenous nation, and analyses the unique way that circumstances have brought disparate populations together around the demand that the country’s natural resources should benefit the Bolivians first.

Informative Websites

Spanish:
http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/sa/bolivia/
http://www.econoticiasbolivia.com/
http://bolivia.indymedia.org/
http://www.rebelion.org/seccion.php?id=10
Bolivia Press Listserve

English:
http://www.journeyman.tv/
http://www.topix.net/world/bolivia

Live Radio from La Paz: Listen to the Bolivian radio live!

Videos

The Corporation (2003)
A film by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan.
This film explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news, and corporate propaganda, illuminates the corporation's grip on our lives. Taking its legal status as a "person" to its logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" Provoking, witty, sweepingly informative, The Corporation includes forty interviews with corporate insiders and critics - including Milton Friedman, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, and Michael Moore - plus true confessions, case studies and strategies for change.