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Ruxandra Guidi and Roberto "Bear" Guerra speak at University of Texas at Austin, 11/11

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November 11, 2008 | 8:00 PM EST TO 9:30 PM EST
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For the past two years, Bolivian President Evo Morales has shifted drug policy in Bolivia toward a...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
8:00pm - 9:30pm
BUR 216

Sponsored by University of Texas at Austin SPJ chapter

Ruxandra Guidi and is an independent multimedia journalist who reports regularly from the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Earlier in 2008, she worked on a series of reports for print, radio and television about the lives of coca farmers in Los Yungas, Bolivia, and about controversial drug policy under president Evo Morales. The reporting was made possible by a grant from the Washington-based Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Previously, she did reporting and production work for the BBC public radio news program, The World. Her stories focused on Latin American politics, human rights issues, rural communities, immigration, popular culture and music. She filed reports from Miami, FL, Austin, TX, the US-Mexico border, Mexico, Honduras and Turkey.

Roberto "Bear" Guerra is a documentary photographer. After working for Amnesty International USA, and then teaching English in South Korea, he worked with award-winning editorial photographer, Dan Winters, for three years, while continuing to travel and photograph projects in Peru, Mexico, and throughout the U.S.

His photographs and photo essays have been published by Orion Magazine, the Boston Globe Magazine, BBC's The World, World Vision Report, Texas Monthly, Seed Magazine, The Sun, and others. He has also worked with NGO's including Medecins Sans Frontieres and the International Rescue Committee. Bear is currently based in La Paz, Bolivia, where he lives and collaborates with his wife, journalist Ruxandra Guidi.