Shows featuring Jim Shultz

  • Obama-Backed Trans-Pacific Partnership Expands Corporate Lawsuits Against Nations for Lost Profits Privatization_protest
    The Obama administration is facing increasing scrutiny for the extreme secrecy surrounding negotiations around a sweeping new trade deal that could rewrite the nation’s laws on everything from healthcare and Internet freedom to food safety and the financial markets. The latest negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
    June 06, 2013 | Story
  • Jim Shultz on "Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia’s Challenge to Globalization" Shultzwebok
    Jim Shultz, founder of the Cochabamba-based Democracy Center, gives a snapshot of Bolivia ahead of the World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change and Rights of Mother Earth. Ten years ago, Shultz helped expose the role of Bechtel in the privatization of Cochabamba’s water supply. [includes rush transcript]
    April 19, 2010 | Story
  • Evo Morales Accuses Right-Wing Governors of Trying to Stage Violent Coup; 30 Dead, Many Still Missing in Pando Boliviamarchweb
    A fragile dialogue between the Bolivian government and its opponents seemed to inch forward Tuesday as President Evo Morales and opposition governors from the country’s restive eastern provinces agreed to begin talks. They had previously appeared to break down when the Bolivian army arrested one of the opposition governors, Leopoldo Fernandez from the rightist Podemos opposition party. The...
    September 17, 2008 | Story
  • Bolivian President Evo Morales Wins Critical Referendum on His Presidency Boliviarecall2
    More than 63 percent voted to back Morales’ government — nearly ten points more than the 54 percent that elected him in December 2005. The recall pitted Morales against governors who have pushed for autonomy for their resource-rich provinces. [includes rush transcript]
    August 12, 2008 | Story
  • Autonomy Vote Threatens to Pull Bolivia Apart Autonomiaweb
    In Bolivia, President Evo Morales has rejected an autonomy vote by the country’s richest region of Santa Cruz, calling the poll "illegal and unconstitutional." The proposals voted on Sunday include giving Santa Cruz more control over land distribution and rich oil and gas reserves. [includes rush transcript]
    May 05, 2008 | Story
  • Four of Bolivia’s Wealthiest Regions Declare Autonomy in Protest of New Constitution Boliviaautoweb
    Bolivian President Evo Morales formally received a copy of the country’s new draft constitution on Saturday, as tens of thousands of supporters marched through the capital of La Paz. But four of Bolivia’s wealthiest regions have declared autonomy in protest of the plans. We speak with Jim Shultz of the Democracy Center in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
    December 17, 2007 | Story