· October, 2005

Stories about Bolivia from October, 2005

Bolivia: Election Crisis

28 October 2005

Jim Schultz hands over his blog to Bolivian activist, Boris Rios who offers his insight into Bolivia's current election crisis.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

26 October 2005

The buzz continues within the Bolivian blogosphere with the publication of the most recent article in the Bolivian press. The Extra section of El Deber featured the three creators of the website Mundo Al Revés for their work of encouraging other Bolivians to begin blogging through website hosting and other...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  19 October 2005

Este artículo también está disponible en español Plan B’s Sebastian anxiously awaits the publication of a story about Santa Cruz blogs, in which he was interviewed by a reporter from the newspaper El Deber. This media interest coincides with the launch of the 2nd “Book Liberation” scheduled for October 23,...

Bolivia: Taking the Presidency By Force

  13 October 2005

Miguel Centallas writes that “Felipe Quispe (aka “Mallku”) of the indigenous MIP (Pachakutik Indigenous Movement) has declared that if he doesn't win the election, he'll take the presidency by force.”

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

12 October 2005

Elections scheduled for December 4th are far from certain of taking place. What has been for certain over the past week in La Paz and El Alto has been the scarcity of liquid gas used for cooking. MABB displays some pictures of long lines of Paceños and their justifiable frustration....

Bolivia, Argentina: Fidel Castro Beats Bush for Presidency

  10 October 2005

Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas links to an interesting survey by Equipos Mori and Capital y GBA, which found that 31% of Argentinians would hypothetically vote for Fidel Castro as president compared to 2% who answered George Bush. In Bolivia, 21% said Castro, 19% Hugo Chavez, and 13% George Bush.

Bolivia: Tear Gas Used Against Protesters at US Embassy

  6 October 2005

Jim Shultz describes the scene at a protest in front of the US embassy in La Paz in support of a formal request by the Bolivian government to extradite former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada from the US to stand trial in Bolivia. Bolivian police protecting the embassy resorted to...