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    #2017902 - 10/17/03 02:41 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I haven't seen much about this on the mainstream media. Virtualy the entire population has risen up against government plans to sell off the country's gas to the US. They see this as the last straw in the governments continued drive of neoliberalisation, which has bought none of the promised benefits to ordinary people.

www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/10/278852.html


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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: MetaShroom]
    #2018161 - 10/17/03 04:18 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Good on the Bolivians. The fight they put up against water privatisation was heroic.


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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: MetaShroom]
    #2018207 - 10/17/03 04:57 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Incredible! I wish there was a decent TV news channel that would report this kind of stuff.


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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: MetaShroom]
    #2018661 - 10/17/03 08:22 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

The BBC are reporting that the Bolivian President may have resigned.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3202216.stm


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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: MetaShroom]
    #2018831 - 10/17/03 09:14 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

YES!




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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: MetaShroom]
    #2018912 - 10/17/03 09:40 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

The only references I could find of thos on CNN.com is references to the inconvenience to tourists.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/americas/10/17/bolivia.tourism/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/americas/10/16/bolivia.travel.warning/index.html

Here's a recent article from fox news.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,99835,00.html



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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2019024 - 10/17/03 10:22 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

CNN is news for old people.


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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2019174 - 10/17/03 11:29 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/americas/10/17/bolivia.president/index.html

Nothing about tourists in this article.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,100440,00.html

Well, I don't know about "fair and balanced", but the difference in the level of detail between the CNN and FOX articles is immediately apparent. The FOX article is far superior. I rarely read either -- is this normally the case or is it just a one-off occurence?

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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: Phred]
    #2019219 - 10/17/03 11:48 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Hmm, I wonder why I didn't find those in my searches.

The proposal tapped deep discord with Bolivia's decade-old free-market experiment, which has failed to narrow the enormous gap between rich and poor in this impoverished country.

The proposal also underscored spreading popular distrust with his administration's U.S.-backed anti-coca growing policies, which have deprived thousands of poor Indian farmers of their livelihood and plunged the president's popularity ratings into the single-digits.



I don't read either either. I just wanted to compare indymedia with Fox & CNN to see how they contrasted.


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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2020002 - 10/18/03 06:47 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)










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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: Phred]
    #2020009 - 10/18/03 06:52 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

is this normally the case or is it just a one-off occurence?



It is normally the case.

Many just don't like the fact that the Fox people don't find America to always be at fault.


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Re: revolution in Bolivia [Re: MetaShroom]
    #2020050 - 10/18/03 07:52 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Look how that one guy has on a "Wu Tang Forever" t-shirt.





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