Against a barrage of opposition media propaganda funded by Bolivia’s elites, the new constitution was approved with 61% of the popular vote. Bolivia was once the prized pupil for its wholesale application of policies encouraged by the IMF and the World Bank. Now it is one of the countries articulating an alternative.
El Foro Social Mundial (FSM), reunido esta semana en Brasil, tiene la tarea urgente de proponer soluciones alternativas para la crisis mundial del capitalismo, e impulsar un control democrático de la economía y el Estado en todo el planeta, dice Walden Bello.
Vía Campesina’s ‘Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform’ has made a significant impact (inter)nationally in reshaping the terms of the land reform debates, but its impact on other land policy dynamics has been marginal.