Public Forum: On Bolivia
with Dr. Hugo Salvatierra
Toronto, November 8, 2010.
Moderated by Judy Rebick.
Dr. Hugo Salvatierra is one of Evo Morales's top advisors and a founder of the MAS in Bolivia. Salvatierra is a founder of the MAS and the Minister of Rural Development, Agriculture and the Environment in the first MAS Cabinet.
With the agreement of the MAS government, Hugo resigned from the Cabinet in order to return to Santa Cruz, the heart of the right wing opposition, and organize the social movement of indigenous people, peasants, workers and neighbourhoods in Santa Cruz against the opposition. This campaign has been successful in significantly weakening the opposition forces in Santa Cruz and, as a result, in the country as a whole.
Sponsors: Centre for Social Justice, Toronto Bolivia Solidarity, Socialist Project.