· January, 2006

Stories about Bolivia from January, 2006

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

  31 January 2006

Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not properly addressed the call by the Taíno and other Indigenous Peoples world wide for the revocation of the 1493 Inter-Ceatera...

Bolivia: “Washington Week in Review”

31 January 2006

Democracy Center director, Jim Shultz spent last week in Washington D.C. where he spoke on U.S. – Bolivian relations after the inauguration of leftist president, Evo Morales. In his notes on the visit Shultz calls Bolivia's new Ambassador-Designate, Sasha Lorenti, “a super pick for this job” who is “well-respected on...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

25 January 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español en Blogs de Bolivia The unique festivities surrounding the inauguration of Bolivia’s new President attracted the interest of many bloggers. Starting on Saturday, January 21, a ritual at the archaeological site of Tiwanaku attracted thousands of Bolivians, curious foreigners and the interest of...

Andean Countries: Digital Andean Library

  25 January 2006

Otto Boye y Arturo Durán introduce (ES) the Digital Andean Library (ES), which makes available to internet users various studies, books, and documents from the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Bolivia: Morales Takes Reins

23 January 2006

Eduardo Avila, watching CNN en Español, was disappointed with Morales’ inaugural speech: “The historic and poignant moment was spoiled by the speech that had a stream of consciousness feel to it.” Jim Shultz says, “in a ceremony that hasn’t taken place since the conquest half a millenia ago, Bolivia´s first...

Bolivia: PR Advice for Bechtel

20 January 2006

Jim Shultz has some PR advice for Bechtel: admit that they made a mistake in their administration of Cochabamba's water supply.

Bolivia: The Media's Morales Recipe

19 January 2006

Eduardo Ávila shares the secret recipe to any mainstream media article about Bolivia and Evo Morales. Miguel Buitrago lists some of the attendees at Morales’ inauguration including, of all people, Slovenian President, Drnovšek.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

18 January 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español en Blogs de Bolivia Bolivia will not be participating in this year’s World Cup in Germany. In fact, they did not even come close to qualifying, finishing at the bottom of the table in the South American region. Even though footballing success on...

Bolivia: Morales Has Broad Support

17 January 2006

Eduardo Avila links to a recent poll which found that “65% of the population approves of the President-elect,” noting that the poll was done in urban areas where support for the Movement Towards Socialism party is usually lower.

Bolivia: Vice President-elect Garcia Linera Visits Democracy Center

13 January 2006

Jim Shultz covers Garcia Linera's visit to the Democracy Center where he met with social movement leaders. According to Shultiz, the vice president-elect sees the Morales presidency as a new shift, but that “political power in Bolivia remains seriously fragmented, despite the election results.” As per usual, the post has...

Mexico: Bolivia Versus Fox?

  13 January 2006

World News A La Mexicana takes a look at the hostility developing between Bolivia's president-elect, Evo Morales and Mexico's outgoing president, Vicente Fox.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

11 January 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español en Blogs de Bolivia “Do it yourself! Now you don't have to wait until January 22! End the uncomfortable suspense created by the question, “How will our President-elect dress?” by Joaquin Cuevas, Used by permission from artist. Is Bolivian President-elect Evo Morales a...

Bolivia: Impressions of Evo Morales

10 January 2006

Both Miguel Centallas and Miguel Buitrago pen their thoughts on President-elect Evo Morales while The Latin Americanist takes a sample of what the international media have to say.

Blogging in Exile

  7 January 2006

The following article was originally written in Spanish by Sebastian Delmont, a Venezuelan native who now lives and blogs in New York City. It was published in the first (and only) issue of Weblog Magazine, but is also available at Delmont's second blog, Zona Geek. Following the article, I will...

Bolivia: Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada

6 January 2006

Eduardo Ávila has two photos of posters demanding justice be brought against former president, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada. Jim Shultz wants to know what is behind the New York Times’ spin on Evo Morales visit to Spain.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

4 January 2006

Now the dust has settled following the historic elections of December 18, the Bolivian blogsophere continues with reactions, concerns and hope. Bolivian bloggers are being asked to add thoughts and commentary to a subject rapidly gaining a worldwide following. Miguel Centellas of Ciao! and Jim Shultz of Blog from Bolivia...

Bolivia: “Latin America's New Socialism”

3 January 2006

Miguel Centellas and Jim Shultz joined economist, Jeffrey Sachs to discuss “Latin America’s New Socialism” on Radio Open Source. The show has amassed an impressive amount of comments from bloggers and readers all over. Eduardo Ávila has a thorough look back at the top ten Bolivia stories of 2005.

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