NO ADVERTISING, GOVERNMENT OR CORPORATE FUNDING
DONATE TODAY


  February 7, 2009

Bolivia, Obama, and UNASUR Pt3


New constitution in Bolivia and the new U.S. government
Members don't see ads. If you are a member, and you're seeing this appeal, click here
   

Audio

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter



I support the Real News Network because of their bravery, integrity, informative and educational - David Pear
Log in and tell us why you support TRNN


biography

Sinclair Thomson is an Associate Professor at New York University�s Department of History. He is the author of We Alone Will Rule: Native Andean Politics in the Age of Insurgency (2003) and co-author of Revolutionary Horizons: Past and Present in Bolivian Politics (2007).


precis

In September’s UNASUR meeting, Latin American leaders discussed and agreed to support Evo Morales in Bolivia. This international integration, Thomson says, “really shifted the balance of forces.” It “was decisive in shifting the political momentum in Bolivia and opened up the possibility of negotiations between the [Morales] government and the right wing.” This support allowed for the political environment that set the stage for the recently passed referendum. UNASUR’s formation is a change from the previous largely U.S. controlled political setting in Latin America. These governments are coming together, Thomson says, “against the hegemony of the neo-liberal model,” and “to assert their states in managing their economies and increasing national sovereignty.” The region’s relationship with the United States may also soon change as many expect Obama’s administration will have a different foreign policy than the historic involvement U.S. exercised in the 20th century.


Comments

Our automatic spam filter blocks comments with multiple links and multiple users using the same IP address. Please make thoughtful comments with minimal links using only one user name. If you think your comment has been mistakenly removed please email us at contact@therealnews.com

latest stories

Chris Hedges: Activist Rev. Berrigan Targeted by Church Hierarchy
"Soft Coup" in Brazil is Destroying the Workers' Party and Social Programs
Before Freddie Gray, there was Tyrone West
Activists March Against Police Shooting of a 14-Year-Old in Baltimore
The Real News of the Day - May 2, 2016
A Global Roundup of May Day Marches and Protests
US and UK Arms Sales Fueling War Crimes in Yemen
If We Don't Get It Shut It Down!: Theatre as a voice of the people.
Sanders Supporters on Road to Insurrection in Democratic Party?
Jobless Economy and Citizenless Democracy (3/3)
Allegations of Anti-Semitism Fired up Ahead of Pivotal UK Local Elections
Jesse Jackson and Bernie Sanders: Comparing Two "Movement" Campaigns
Robert Scheer Talks With Eddie Conway About Making Real News After Prison
A Tale of Two Police Shootings
Lucifer, Trump and Who's Behind the GOP Factions?
Air Strikes on Aleppo Hospital Indiscriminate or Targeted?
Euroskeptic Conservatives Driving the Brexit
The Real News of the Day - April 29, 2016
Tired of Waiting for the Courts, Students Get Their Own Measure of Justice for Freddie Gray
The Real News of the Day - April 28, 2016
Trump Embraces Israel and Promotes "Western Civilization"
Brazilian Senate to Vote on President Rousseff's Impeachment
The All-Volunteer Military and American National Security
Hypersegregation Is At the Root of Baltimore's Public Health Crises
The Real News of the Day - April 27, 2016
Maryland Primary Election Coverage
Beltway Congress Race Breaks Records for Campaign Donations
Why Westminster Votes Conservative
One Year Since the Death of Freddie Gray
Days of Revolt: Coping with Reality

TheRealNewsNetwork.com, RealNewsNetwork.com, The Real News Network, Real News Network, The Real News, Real News, Real News For Real People, IWT are trademarks and service marks of Independent World Television inc. "The Real News" is the flagship show of IWT and The Real News Network.

All original content on this site is copyright of The Real News Network. Click here for more

Problems with this site? Please let us know

Linux VPS Hosting by Star Dot Hosting