Magazine article New Internationalist

[Patterns of Protest: Politics and Social Movements in Bolivia], [Deadly Consequences: The International Monetary Fund and Bolivia's Black February]

Magazine article New Internationalist

[Patterns of Protest: Politics and Social Movements in Bolivia], [Deadly Consequences: The International Monetary Fund and Bolivia's Black February]

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Books Patterns of Protest: Politics and Social Movements in Bolivia by John Crabtree (Latin America Bureau ISBN 1 899365 710)

Deadly Consequences: The International Monetary Fund and Bolivia's 'Black February'

by Jim Shultz (The Democracy Center)

Preferably, these two little gems should be read together.

John Crabtree's whirlwind tour of the recent history of the Bolivian people also provides an insight into their vibrant social movements - while finding space for strong individual voices as well. Among other things, the book devotes a chapter to old age and militant pensioners, who are rarely mentioned in other works of this kind. You can discover, too, that in Santa Cruz there were plans to settle members of the Hmong mountain people of Laos and Vietnam, whose devotion to the US cause led to their displacement after the war in Vietnam. …

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