· December, 2005

Stories about Bolivia from December, 2005

Bolivia: Evo Morales Update

30 December 2005

Both Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas and Eduardo Avila have updates on President-Elect Evo Morales. Speaking of a recent Wall Street Journal article on the Bolivian Election, Jim Shultz says, “This just proves how utterly wrong writers can be when they try to paint themselves as experts about places they have never been.”

Christmastime in Bolivia

25 December 2005

Take a deep breath. Watch your belongings. Say goodbye to personal space. If you want to partake in some holiday shopping at a place where you can find anything and everything, it would be best to heed that advice. Every year, the Feria Navideña in Cochabamba, Bolivia overwhelms the senses...

Bolivia: Evo Morales Spoofed

23 December 2005

Eduardo Avila says president-elect, Evo Morales was the victim of a crank call, which you can hear for yourself.

Bolivia: Morales and U.S. Drug Policy

22 December 2005

Adam Isacson makes the argument that “Evo Morales is the natural and predictable product of twenty years of a militarized, failed U.S. drug policy in the Andes.”

Elections in the Bolivian Blogs

21 December 2005

Editor's note: I was so impressed with Miguel Esquirol's summary of blog commentary on Evo Morales’ presidential victory in Bolivia that I asked our ever-growing army of translators to offer up an english version. Juliana Rincón Parra was kind enough to volunteer. What follows below is her excellent translation, which...

Bolivia: More on MAS

20 December 2005

Jefferson Morley has a good sampling of what Latin America's online media has to say about Evo Morales’ presidential victory while Eduardo Avila calls the decisive victory “a positive step forward for Bolivia.”

Evo Morales: Bolivia's New President

19 December 2005

“Grandmother and Grandson After Voting” (Photo Copyright 2005 Jonathan Lieberman) Este artículo también está disponible en español. It would seem that Bolivia has found itself a new president-elect in Evo Morales, the leftist candidate of the MAS (Movement Toward Socialism) party. For the latest vote count, Miguel Buitrago of MABB...

Bolivia: Last Poll Before Elections

16 December 2005

Miguel Centallas has posted what looks to be the last poll, with Evo Morales on top, before Sunday's presidential elections.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

7 December 2005

Does the term “retroactive blogging” actually exist? Upon closer inspection and a little help from Google, the concept of retroactive blogging has been around awhile. One of the more interesting blogs about Bolivia retells events that took place then years ago. Mary’s Bolivia takes place in the heart of the...

Bolivia: Election Reflection

6 December 2005

Miguel Centallas has a new graphic of the latest pre-electoral poll while Eduardo Ávila, after taking a walk around Cochabamba, reflects on just who this election should be for.

Bolivia: Election Everywhere

3 December 2005

Eduardo Ávila jots down his first impressions during his first days in Cochabamba with a quick stop-over in Santa Cruz.

Bolivia: New Vargas Llosa Essay

2 December 2005

A.M. Mora y Leon is impressed by a new essay by Peruvian pundit, Álvaro Vargas Llosa on Evo Morales’ threat to Bolivia.