In an exclusive interview, Bolivian President Evo Morales discusses an assassination plot that targeted him, why he chose to expel U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg and the future of U.S.-Bolivian relations.
Ivette Feliciano, Associate Producer, Central and South America
Ivette Feliciano previously worked as an assignment desk editor for WSNS-TV Telemundo Channel 44, covering breaking news stories and local elections in Chicago. As a native Spanish speaker, she has reported on immigration and human rights issues affecting Latino communities. Ivette received the 2001 National Hispanic Heritage Youth Award for Literature and Journalism. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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Bolivia controls nearly half of the world's reserves of lithium, a metal crucial for electric cars and other alternative energy technologies. But who will benefit from this discovery is creating controversy.
The Bolivian government is implementing land reform designed to help the poor, under which the government can seize and redistribute land to indigenous farmers. It's a proposal that has left many landowners unhappy.
Bolivian leader Evo Morales recently expelled U.S. drug enforcement agents from the country. Bolivia's Yungas region is one of the world's leading sources of the coca plant -- the key ingredient in the production of cocaine. But many impoverished Bolivians depend on the coca plant for their livelihood.
In Tijuana, a once-thriving city just across the border from San Diego, the increasingly deadly drug war has touched almost every part of life -- from health care to tourism.
While many Mexicans are revolted by the drug-related murders, kidnappings and rapes that plague the country, there is also a popular subculture that celebrates this widespread violence.
A Tijuana business owner tells the story of how he was kidnapped by organized crime operation. He refuses to be named, pictured or recorded without voice modification.
Over the last year, more than 6,000 people have been murdered in Mexico's drug wars, more than 700 of them in Tijuana alone. "El Teo" is a major player in Tijuana's drug war, a larger-than-life figure who has escaped the law and left gruesome corpses in his wake.