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· July, 2005

Stories about Bolivia from July, 2005

Bolivia: The Santa Cruz Vote

Barrio Flores takes a look at the expanding Santa Cruz region of Eastern Bolivia, which could have a big impact on the December electionst.

Latin America Responds to TeleSur's Launch

This past Sunday a small group of 25 journalists in Caracas, Venezuela began pilot-broadcasting a new Pan-American satellite news network called TeleSur which, by September, hopes to be reaching audiences...

Bolivia: Samuel Doria Medina

Barrio Flores profiles Bolivian presidential candidate and Burger King magnate, Samuel Doria Medina, who describes his political platform as hot sauce, not ketchup.

Colombia, Bolivia: Coca buybacks

Plan Colombia and Beyond writes about a new Colombian initiative to buy back illegal coca harvests in Colombia. The post notes that a similar program in Bolivia a few years...

Bolivia: Evo's Chances

MABB gives yet another (and probably the definitive) speculation on Evo Morales’ chances of becoming Bolivia's next president.

Bolivia: A Valuable Look Back at Bolivian History

Blog From Bolivia offers some excellent reflection on a piece written in 1952 entitled “Democracy in the Andes” by William Rosenberg. In a satirical response to recent comments on the...

Bolivia: Election Buzzword #1 – Gonismo

Eduardo of Barrio Flores writes that “Gonismo” – referring to the Neoliberal policies of ex-president, Gonzalo “Goni” Sanchez de Lozada, has become the Bolivian election buzzword.

Bolivia: Cochabamba Impressions

Ray takes notes on his initial impressions of Cochabamba and gets into Bolivian history.

Andean Nations: Andean conference

Boz is keeping his eyes out for English-language coverage of the Community of Andean Nations summit in Lima. So far, it seems to be scant.

Bolivia: Guns, Germs & Steel – And Bolivia

Boli-Nica has a Bolivian-centric summary of the recent PBS documentary based on Jared Diamond's book, Guns, Germs, and Steel.

Bolivia: Two Important Stories to Track Down

Blog from Bolivia is keeping tabs on what seems to be a US backed militarization of Bolivia as it approaches it special elections in December.

Bolivia: Cochabamba Poll

Barrio Flores reports that in the latest, local Cochabamba poll Evo Morales and Tuto Quiroga are running neck to neck.

Colombia: La Ciclovia

Bloggings by Boz explains La Civlovia, a Sunday morning tradition which “shuts down several major roads and allows people to bike, rollerblade and run.” Eduardo of Barrio Flores comments that...

Bolivia, Chile: MABB: Bolivia-Chile Relations

MABB does an excellent job summing up Bolivia-Chile relations as both countries approach important presidential elections.

Bolivia: More Bolivian Movies

Barrio Flores follows up on Bolivian cinema with the recent release of “Di Buen Dia A Papa”.

Bolivia: Museo de Coca

Ray's Journal sums up his thoughts on the Museo de Coca in La Paz, Bolivia.

Bolivia: COHA out of touch

Boz agrees with Blog from Bolivia that Evo Morales doesn't have a chance of winning the Bolivian special elections in December. He calls the Council on Hemispheric Affairs far out...

The Evo Morales Debate

Blog From Bolivia slices and dices the charismatic and ever-controversial Evo Morales, who this post claims “has about as much chance of becoming President of Bolivia after next December’s elections...

Lynchings in Bolivia

Both Barrio Flores and MABB comment on the recent flourish of lynchings, or “communal justice” in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Boz Covers Latin America

Boz, writing from Bogota, Colombia, has an excellent roundup of (mostly) Latin American links.

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