Sara Shahriari
11/14/13
Bolivian farmers need to cultivate 57 square miles of the coca bush to satisfy the country's demand for traditional uses of the leaf, a figure significantly less than the roughly 9...
Sara Shahriari
10/16/13
On Saturday, October 12, dozens of people gathered at a simple church in El Alto, Bolivia...
Sara Shahriari
7/3/13
Bolivia's President Evo Morales is now on his way home from an official trip to Russia following a night stranded in Vienna after France, Spain, Portugal and Italy denied his plane...
Rick Kearns
5/3/13
For the second time since 2008, Bolivian President Evo Morales has said he would expel the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), charging the agency with “pol...
Rick Kearns
3/12/13
For some indigenous people of Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez was someone they could count on and love and many indigenous Latin Americans expressed those same feelings last week...
Sara Shahriari
1/16/13
Thousands of coca farmers rallied in Bolivia Monday, January 14 to celebrate the country's recent victory in the United Nations, the latest chapter in the Andean nation's quest to ...
Sara Shahriari
12/17/12
Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, called for a new age to begin December 21, 2012...
Sara Shahriari
10/26/12
“Mother Earth is the living dynamic system made up of the indivisible community of all living systems and living beings, interrelated, interdependent and complementary, which share...
Sara Shahriari
10/8/12
The 'sacred leaf,' as coca is often called by indigenous Bolivians, has been cultivated in the Andean region for thousands of years...
Sara Shahriari
9/19/12
More than fifteen communities in the Isiboro Secure Indigenous Territory and National Park, known by its Spanish acronym TIPNIS, are blocking government access to their towns...

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