Author: Kirsten Francescone

Kirsten Francescone is a graduate student at Carleton University, Ottawa.

  • Coeur Mines Treading in Dangerous Water at San Bartolome Mine in Bolivia

    Recent protests surrounding the New Mining Law by the cooperative sector in Bolivia climaxed to dangerous levels this past week. The approval of the law was stalled when legislators modified the project in the Legislative Assembly. They claimed that an article allowing cooperatives to sign third-party contracts with private or foreign capital was unconstitutional and … Keep reading »

  • Internal Fractions and the Right in Bolivia

    A month has gone by since the people of the Territorio Indígena Parque Nacional Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS as they are referred to in Bolivia) departed from Trinidad in the province of Beni, Bolivia in reaction to the Movimiento al Socialismo’s (MAS) announcement to construct the highway “Villa Tunari-San Ignacio de Moxos” through their territory. The … Keep reading »

  • Marching for Land, Dignity and the Proceso de Cambio

    August 15th 2011, marked yet another historic event in Bolivia’s long and rich history of struggle. At nine in the morning, after a support rally from their allies, the Confederacion de Pueblos Indígenas de Bolivia (CIDOB – national indigenous organization) along with their bases, the people of the Territorio Indígena Parque Nacional Isiboro Sécure (TIPNIS … Keep reading »