Jimmy Langman, a freelance writer based in Chile who has written for Newsweek and other publications, is the editor of Patagon Journal.
A huge dam project that would despoil the wild Patagonia region and draconian cutbacks in education funding have sparked massive demonstrations against the conservative government.
The tens of thousands of Bolivians in the streets in October demanding
the resignation of President (now ex-) Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada came
from all walks of life and included teachers, health