Segundo Velasquez grew up in Bolivia, but after he moved to Minnesota he started bringing back medical supplies whenever he visited Bolivia. He and his wife eventually started the NGO, ‘Mano a Mano’. 20 years later, their work has expanded to build over 300 infrastructure projects throughout Bolivia. Segundo will tell us his story for Global Activism.
On World AIDS Day, Worldview looks at Bolivia's nascent effort to raise awareness of the disease. Though the epidemic is growing rapidly around the world, Bolivia has the lowest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the region.
Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, is under fire for his support of a proposed highway through a national park, as well as other not-so-green projects. These efforts, along with his crackdown on protesters and support of extraction industries, suggest that the U.N.
Since elected in 2006, Bolivia’s president Evo Morales has been hailed as a morally-driven leader of the people. Known for his trademark alpaca wool sweaters, he's long touted his indigenous roots and anti-American, environmentally progressive politics.