January 19, 2016

Time Line of the Autonomic Process 2005 - 2015

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In this link you will find a time line for the autonomic process in Bolivia. The link is from the State Service for the Autonomic Process (SEA).

Here


January 16, 2016

List of Political Parties and Other Organizations Allowed to Advertise Their Messages for the Referendum

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The following graph shows a list of political parties and other organizations allowed by the electoral entity to advertise their messages (either yes or no) in government media for the coming referendum in February 2016.

In it, Bolivians will decide whether the constitution CAN be changed so that Morales and MAS can run two more times for the presidency.

The electoral law restricts publicly and privately financed campaigning to a period between 20 days and two days (72 hours) before the referendum, February 21.

La Razon, January 16, 2016

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Elections in Bolivia Between 2005 and 2016

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La Razon, January 16, 2016
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January 13, 2016

The Tiquipaya Conference on Climate Change

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Bolivia has been active on trying to contribute to the global debate on climate change. Back in 2010 already it organized a conference of the peoples in Tiquipaya, Cochabamba, where all the peoples (as in indigenous plus non-indigenous peoples) gathered together to make decisions on climate change. This conference came up with a paper, which eventually came to be known as Tiquipaya I.

In October 10 to 12, 2015, Bolivia organized a second conference in Tiquipaya, Cochabamba with the aim at the UN Climate Change conference in Paris, the COP 21. The results of this conference were to be presented at the COP 21 and were called Tiquipaya II. In this link you can find the results.

The paper basically is a plead for leaving capitalism as a form of development and to adopt instead the concept of Vivir Bien (Living Well), of course, the alternative model followed by Bolivia.

Update:

In the mean time, the COP 21 has already happened in November 30 to December 11, 2015 in Paris. It was considered a full success because of the, according to the media and the organizers, historical agreement. Here you can find more details on the conference and here you will find all the contributions of all participant countries. In any case, I could not find the declaration of Tiquipaya II.

Bolivia's Development Model and Plans

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The Bolivian government has published, in the context of the climate change conferences in the last months, a series of papers outlining its approach to development. This exert is from the contribution to the Paris climate change conference COP 21: (here you find the version in Spanish, ergo de original version)

Living Well with the vision of development in which the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution of Bolivia is based on, includes the construction of a human being without material, social and spiritual poverty; universal access of the population to all basic services, in the context of the human right to water; a social and community production model that generates wealth and redistributes it to build a more equal society; productive growth based on diversification by strengthening the energy, agriculture and tourism, and boosting oil and mining sectors with industrialization; roadside, railway and river integration of the country, connecting populations and the flow of goods between the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean; and an environmental management model for living systems to eradicate poverty, fully develop the local and national economies in a complementary way with the conservation of environmental functions and the development of sustainable production systems. Bolivia considers that it must make fair and ambitious efforts to address the impacts of climate change, although it has not caused the phenomenon of global warming. Also, Bolivia defines its national contribution in the context of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and its 169 goals, which are part of the new development agenda, from a holistic view of the commitments, to be implemented voluntarily by each State and framed by the Political Declaration of the General Assembly resolution document. The fight against climate change for sustainable and harmonious development with nature on the basis of management systems life is present in this vision.