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The South American country of Bolivia is in turmoil. President Evo Morales remains extremely popular, having nationalized foreign corporations and distributed the revenue to the poor. He won 67% of the vote in an August referendum. Morales is now pushing to pass a new constitution that will weaken the power of the country’s traditional economic elite. But the conservative, pro-business opposition forces have blown up gas pipelines and murdered pro-government peasants, trying to provoke a civil war. How will the struggle turn out? Stay tuned for this special report, written and produced by Reese Erlich.
Evo Morales, President of Bolivia; Carlos Delius, Bolivia’s Oil and Natural Gas Business Association vice president; Thomas Kuljis, supermarket chain owner; Jerjes Justiniano, Rector at the Ecological University and former Socialist Party Deputy; Victoria Aracelia and Victor Velasquez, street vendors; Juan Mora, Santa Cruz store owner; Eduardo Paz, Santa Cruz Chamber of Industry, Services, and Tourism president; Ruben Costas, Santa Cruz Governor; Olga Rojas, Santa Cruz resident; Javier Mansilla, Oil analyst; Elena Villanueva, “Plan 3000” resident; Isaac Sorito, electric company technician; Dr. Osvaldo Peredo, Santa Cruz City Council member.
Executive Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Producer: Reese Erlich
Host: Andrew Stelzer
Associate Producer: Puck Lo
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham
Production Coordinator: Elena Botkin-Levy
Intern: Kiesha Thomas
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Eduardo Paz – Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Bolivian National Police Band