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Author: Philippa de Boissière

Philippa de Boissière has been living in Cochabamba for the past four and a half years. She works with the Democracy Center on corporate power, extractivism and international solidarity.

Britain, meet Bolivia: what can social movements learn from each other?

Bolivia has a deep history of resistance. After over 500 years of colonisation, it continues to be home to the largest and most diverse indigenous population in the continent, with 36 different indigenous peoples officially recorded. At the turn of the millennium movements successfully took on both a multinational corporation and a President – paving the way for the election of the incumbent Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) and the country's first indigenous President in 2005.

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