Stories about Bolivia from August, 2005
Nick Buxton has a long post on Open Veins examining the neocolonial effects of the petrol industry in Bolivia.
Miguel of MABB points to some positive coverage of Bolivia's microlending industry from South Africa.
Eduardo of Barrio Flores jokingly suggests that presidential candidate Samuel Doria Medina better find himself a cutesy nickname if he wants any chance of staying in the race.
MABB argues in two posts why things are not looking up for the leftist Garcia Linera/Evo Morales presidential ticket.
Blog from Bolivia exposes the urban bias of the latest major public opinion poll in the newspaper, Los Tiempos.
Miguel Centallas sees little chance of any presidential hopeful winning a straight out majority in December's election, which would leave the decision up to parliament.
Nick Buxton compares grafitti in Bolivia and Britain and finds the former tends to be more thoughtful.
MABB sets forth some plausible complications in December's special elections including voter redistricting to accurately represent the Santa Cruz region's population growth.
Jim Shultz, responding to Donald Rumsfeld's accusations of Cuban and Venezuelan meddling in Bolivia, says what he believes to be the real foreign influences in modern Bolivian politics.
Alexey writes, “these days I have been pleasantly surprised at the coverage that some blogs made about the bolivian political situation” and it's certainly hard to disagree with him. With Bolivian special elections scheduled for early December, the English speaking Bolivian blogosphere has been incredibly active and eloquent in presenting...
Newley Purnell wants to know why Bolivia isn't on the Foreign Policy Failed States Index Map while Ecuador and Peru are.
Jim Shultz on Blog from Bolivia lets us in on the little know fact that “in Bolivia, under the US financed and supervised War on Drugs, if you want to buy bleach you have to present a state identification card and sign a special register which is kept by the...
MABB says populist leader Evo Morales might try unifying the left by asking leftist intellectual, Garcia Linera to run on the same ticket as vice-president.
Jim Shultz of Blog from Bolivia looks into the claim that Hugo Chavez is secretly funding Bolivian leftist presidential candidate, Evo Morales.
Benjamin Dangl, who can usually be found on Upside Down Blog, this week does a roundup on Toward Freedom of local media attention in South America about a supposed U.S. military base in Paraguay which the U.S. embassy has denied. Dangl questions if the U.S. military isn't planning an intervention...
Jim Schultz writes on Blog from Bolivia that the political left is beginning to unite after an unorganized start to this year's election. Dan Moriarty, meanwhile, offers his take on some of Blog from Bolivia's usual commenters.
Miriam offers her impressions of the Santa Cruz region of Bolivia where she was forced to travel by bus because of labor strikes by train workers.
Both MABB and Barrio Flores wish Bolivia, which turned 180 on Saturday, a very happy birthday.
Blog from Bolivia links to a new poll which has Jorge Quiroga firmly in the lead for December's presidential election.
Blog From Boliva profiles the current front runner in Bolivia's presedential campaign, Jorge “Tuto” Quiroga.
Ray's Journal has two posts on a transportation strike currently underway in Cochabambas. Jokingly, he refers to the Bolivian variant of political activism as “33 revolutions per minute.”