Aldo Orellana López
Aldo is a Bolivian activist who is part of the Coalition for the Defense of Water and Gas of Cochabamba and Indy Media Bolivia. He works as a researcher with The Democracy Center and studies economics at the University of San Simon in Cochabamba.
Articles by this author
Monday, January 25, 2016
Corporate Power Doesn’t Always Win: Remembering the FTAA
In retrospect, it sounds like a dream come true: a mobilized population, intercontinental organizing, cooperative left-wing governments — all culminating in the downfall of a major corporate-friendly trade agreement that would have covered a large chunk of the global economy. It wasn’t just a dream...
Monday, August 31, 2015
How Extreme Energy Leads to Extreme Politics
As corporations and governments around the world scramble to access harder-to-reach fossil fuels in fracking wells and tar sands, the struggles of communities on the front lines of this expansion of extractivism are becoming more extreme — and more visible. And so is the backlash against any who...