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The Church and Trans-sexuality

Newspaper La Razón (Print Edition) Juan Carlos Zambrana Marchetti January 1, 2016 In the context of the Bolivian process of change toward a more just and inclusive society, the inclusion of homosexuals and trans-sexuals seems to be among the demands lagging furthest be-hind. One of the reasons for this delay is the continuing power of


Socialist Christianity?

On Wednesday the 4th of February, 2015 I had the chance to be present at a press conference in front of the White House. From Mexico had come the celebrated Father Gregorio Lopez Geronimo, better known as Father Goyo: a priest of indigenous purepecha (Tarasca) blood, who did his thesis on Karl Marx, the Communist

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True roots of child migration into the US

Due to the rumor-turned-myth that underage children enjoy immigration preferences in the United States, a tide of Central American children has begun to cross the US southern border. The reality that drives them to do so is their sense of being trapped within their home countries between gang violence and a cruel poverty. Facing that


The Bolivian Miracle: a Master class in political economy

Cambio Newspaper April  19, 2014 Juan Carlos Zambrana Marchetti / correspondent in the United States  Beyond the ideological differences and political rivalries that may exist in Bolivia, one thing that cannot be denied is that currently it is a very different country from the one that President Evo Morales found when he took power in

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The Accountability Report for Judicial Corruption in Bolivia

On September 13, 2013, at the Bolivian Embassy in Washington, DC, I was part of a public meeting that will remain etched forever in my memory as the vivid expression of the many-sided process of change that Bolivia is undergoing. The historic event included the presence of Nardy Suxo, Bolivia’s Minister of Institutional Transparency and

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Cultural Excrement in the course of normal Development. The Dialectical Relation between Identity and State

Written by Rene B. Balderas Abolnik                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        . To reject the notion that Bolivia of 2014 is fundamentally different from the Bolivia of 2005 is irrational, but to say –as is now fashionable in some circles- that Bolivia has in this time degenerated into chaos is even more so. Some point at the seemingly


A Historical Contribution of Bolivia to Social Sciences

Written by: Juan Carlos Zambrana Gutiérrez   It is well known that the road to economic development has been traumatic, unjust, and destructive for the indigenous peoples of Latin America. Despite their frustrating experiences during the historical progress of the Latin American countries on the way to definitive economic advancement, within the last ten years

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