The Info List - Felipe Quispe

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Felipe Quispe Huanca "El Mallku" (Aymara language: "condor") is an Aymara[1] political leader in Bolivia. He heads the Pachakuti Indigenous Movement (MIP) and has been general secretary of the United Union Confederation of Working Peasants of Bolivia
(CSUTCB). In 1984, he was one of the leading organisers of the Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army, a failed armed insurrection against the government. Quispe was arrested for his involvement in the movement on August 19, 1992. Quispe has worked for the establishment of an Tawantinsuyu republic — which would take the name "Collasuyu" — in the Aymara-majority regions of Bolivia. Quispe is a staunch opponent of the neoliberal Washington consensus, and is also strongly against U.S.-led schemes toward coca eradication, which he sees as destroying a critical part of Aymara culture. He was involved heavily in the Bolivian Gas War. Quispe ran a failed campaign in the 2005 presidential elections, which saw the victory of indigenous Evo Morales, leader of MAS (Movimiento al socialismo). Quispe has been a vocal critic of Morales' government, characterising it as representing "neoliberalism with an Indian face".[2]


1 References

1.1 Footnotes 1.2 Sources

2 External links

References[edit] Footnotes[edit]

^ Teo Ballve and Vijay Prashad. Dispatches from Latin America. LeftWord Books. p. 158. ISBN 81-87496-58-4.  ^ Farthing & Kohl 2014, p. 148.


Farthing, Linda C.; Kohl, Benjamin H. (2014). Evo's Bolivia: Continuity and Change. Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0292758681. 

External links[edit]

El Mallku Speaks: Indigenous Autonomy & Coca - The Narco News Interview with Felipe Quispe In Defense of Life and Democracy

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Candidates in the 2005 Bolivian presidential election

Evo Morales Jorge Quiroga Samuel Jorge Doria Medina Auza Michiaki Nagatani Morishita Felipe Quispe Gildo Angulo Cabrera Eliceo Rodríguez Pari Néstor García Rojas

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 43073504 LCCN: n00095633 GND: 1056609699

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