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· August, 2005

Stories about Bolivia from August, 2005

Bolivia: Fall of the Frente Amplio

31 August 2005

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.

Bolivia: Polling Games

29 August 2005

Blog from Bolivia exposes the urban bias of the latest major public opinion poll in the newspaper, Los Tiempos.

Bolivia: Parliament's Choice For President

26 August 2005

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.

Bolivia: Grafitti thoughts

24 August 2005

Nick Buxton compares grafitti in Bolivia and Britain and finds the former tends to be more thoughtful.

Bolivia: Responding to Rumsfeld

18 August 2005

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.

Spotlight Bolivia

17 August 2005

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...

Bolivia: Carded for Buying Bleach

12 August 2005

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...

Bolivia: Is Chavez Funding Evo Morales?

10 August 2005

Jim Shultz of Blog from Bolivia looks into the claim that Hugo Chavez is secretly funding Bolivian leftist presidential candidate, Evo Morales.

Paraguay: US Military Base?

  10 August 2005

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...

Bolivia: The Left Begins to Unite

8 August 2005

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.

Bolivia: Santa Cruz Impressions

8 August 2005

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.

Bolivia: New Poll

5 August 2005

Blog from Bolivia links to a new poll which has Jorge Quiroga firmly in the lead for December's presidential election.

Bolivia: Cochabamba Transportation Strike

4 August 2005

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.”

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