Issue - May 2010



May 2010

Editorial

In this edition, Rocío Carranza writes of her experience at the Climate Change Conference, Sradhanjali Kootungal distills Cochabamba’s confusing transportation network, Husein Meghji uncovers the story behind the political graffi ti around the city, Jamie Bassett looks at one of the city’s oldest festivals and Walter Sánchez unearths the origins of Santiago the Indian-killer. read more...

May 2010

Editorial

In this edition, Rocío Carranza writes of her experience at the Climate Change Conference, Sradhanjali Kootungal distills Cochabamba’s confusing transportation network, Husein Meghji uncovers the story behind the political graffi ti around the city, Jamie Bassett looks at one of the city’s oldest festivals and Walter Sánchez unearths the origins of Santiago the Indian-killer.

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Ximena Noya
Editor

World People´s Conference on Climate Change in Cochabamba

How to describe on paper, the emotions felt at the inauguration of the fi rst Climate Change Conference organized by Bolivian president Evo Morales. More than 10,000 people came together, some with drums and indigenous clothing to celebrate Mother Earth and respect her rights. Th e beating of drums and indigenous singing touched an emotional chord. Th is is our earth we are fi ghting for, our land and our air, all that supports life. Presenters such Nnimmo Bassey spoke frankly about the need for drastic change.

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