A divided Bolivia

A Divided Bolivia

29th January 2005 Tony Phillips 0

The newspapers suggested that “Nothing can stop the Santa Cruz movement.” The peaceful protests in La Paz on the 28th of January and all over the country yesterday suggest otherwise. Pro-government protests like the one in La Paz, are taking […]

A Gentleman’s Insurrection

4th January 2005 Tony Phillips 0

In the remote Peruvian mountain town of Andahuaylas, not far from where I write a strange media revolution has taken place. Don’t get me wrong! This was a real attempt at a coup d’Etat complete with guns, death and violence […]

Medical Emergency in Manuas

20th September 2004 Tony Phillips 0

Manaus, Amazonas; but all was not well in my world. I started to experience what I first thought was severe indigestion. By 4 A.M. back in my not-so-posh hotel my temperature reached 102 degrees Fahrenheit and I relented. Waking my […]

Gian AntEater

Roraima, British Guyana and Chávez in Manaus

15th September 2004 Tony Phillips 0

Manaus had been chosen for this celebration because of its proximity to Venezuela. The Amazon poses a formidable barrier to land transportation in the north of Brazil; it may never be bridged. However one working road, BR-174, connects Manaus with […]

Aug 8th 2004 Caracas

Recall referendum: all over Bar the shouting

15th August 2004 Tony Phillips 0

Accusing the national election board (CNE by its Spanish initials) of “Gigantic Fraud,” opposition leaders this morning called for the population to protest the results in the streets! After an exhausting day of long voting lines in the heat, and […]

Chavez supporter

Recall Referendum Countdown

14th August 2004 Tony Phillips 0

Outside my small apartment in downtown Caracas, the countdown continues to the 15th. of August, Venezuela’s, and possibly the world’s, first presidential recall referendum. The Venezuelan opposition forces are fragmented into various parties with one aim to oust Chavez. One […]

Gran Melia Hotel Caracas

Venezuela votes with its feet

8th August 2004 Tony Phillips 0

With one week until the recall referendum on August 15th, the people and the pollsters have taken to the streets of Venezuela. Today, Sunday, marches were held in cities and towns all over Venezuela. The biggest demonstrations were in the […]

Driving Andes in Venezuela

Driving Rivers in the Venezuelan Andes

4th July 2004 Tony Phillips 0

The town of Biscucuy is quiet this morning, the wind still. There are many levels of cloud but they move slowly over the steep Andean foothills that surround us. Touching the lowest peaks the rain-bearing clouds move quietly northward toward […]