· March, 2006

Stories about Bolivia from March, 2006

Bolovia: Airport Protest Photographs

  31 March 2006

Indymedia Bolivia has lots of interesting photographs and comments (ES) from Cochabamba's Jorge Wilstermann airport, where airline employees are protesting.

Bolivia: “Battle at the Cochabamba Airport”

  30 March 2006

Eduardo Ávila is covering a developing story at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba, where workers of the airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano are demanding that the indebted airline be nationalized. Writing from Cochabamba, Jim Shultz describes LAB as “one more lab rat in that great IMF-induced economic experiment of privatizing all...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

29 March 2006

Terrorist bombings just don’t happen in Bolivia. That is why all sorts of speculation surfaced when two explosions ripped through two budget hotels in the capital city of La Paz. Two Bolivians died in the tragic crime and two individuals are now in custody. The Bolivian blogosphere started to perform...

From Charango to Sea Controversy

  28 March 2006

Wikipedia Map Chile and Bolivia have different controversies issues. Last week it was the origin of Charango, a musical instrument that can be found through Central and South America. Bolivian president Evo Morales give it as a present to Condolleza Rice, while ex-president Lagos give it as a present to...

The Charango Controversy

  27 March 2006

This article was written by Miguel Esquirol and originally appeared in the Bolivian blog community site Blogs de Bolivia. The original Spanish version can be found here (ES). Lately, many charangos have been given as presents. Evo Morales presented one to Condoleeza Rice, the Chilean President gave one to Bono...

Bolivia: Terrorism?

  23 March 2006

Miguel Bitrago writes about last night's explosions in La Paz, which are being called “terrorist attacks”. Eduardo Ávila, with the help of Jonathan Olguin has done some investigating on the two suspects.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

22 March 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español. At the World Water Forum, Bolivia took a position that water should be guaranteed as a fundamental human right. Along with three other Latin American countries, the new Bolivian Water Minister also lobbied to keep water privatization from being included in free trade...

Bolivia: One Night in Cochabamba and Carnival in La Paz

20 March 2006

Jim Shultz hands over Blog from Bolivia to guest author Christina Haglund who describes a night out in Cochabamba. The post has generated a lot of critical comments regarding Haglund's description of eating chewing coca leaf. Nick Buxton, meanwhile, invites his flatmate, Juliette to post about Carnival in La Paz.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

15 March 2006

Fresh off some historic accomplishments such as the approval of two important laws in Congress, the convocation of the Constituent Assembly and another to finalize the Referendum for Autonomy, Bolivia again witnessed some additional meaningful events. Miguel Buitrago summarizes much of the week’s occurrences in a recent post in his...

Bolivia, Peru, Colombia: Coca

  15 March 2006

A small Andean plant which was once used to flavor Coca-Cola, continues to make waves across the Western Hemisphere. Niko Kyriakou, writing from Caracas, describes the cultural and legal differences between South America and North America regarding the plant, which can be refined to make cocaine. Wall Street Cafe says...

Bolivia: Podcast on Morales’ Inauguration

14 March 2006

Latino Movement USA Director Juan Jose Gutierrez recently gave a talk in Los Angeles, California about his experience at Bolivian President Evo Morales’ inauguration. In this podcast you can hear what Gutierrez has to say about Morales and the future of Bolivia.

Bolivia: “Will Bolivia Kiss the IMF Goodbye?”

  13 March 2006

Jim Shultz speculates on the probability that Bolivia will not renew its often-criticized lending agreement with the International Monetary Fund. A commenter on Miguel Buitrago's weblog links to the full report by Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director at the Center for Economic Policy Research, on the issue.

Bolivia: International Women's Day

  10 March 2006

Melissa Draper guest-blogs at Blog from Bolivia with her thoughts on International Women's Day in Bolivia and what level of participation women have achieved in the new Movement Towards Socialism administration.

¡Feliz Día de la Mujer!

  9 March 2006

You certainly don't need to speak Spanish to feel the raised hairs on your neck as you watch this moving video, edited by Argentine blogger Malearg, which recounts the progress and achievements made by women across the globe. Erwin of The Latin Americanist points out that this year has brought...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  8 March 2006

This article was written by Rolando Lopez from Rocko Weblog. This article originally appeared in the Bolivian blog community site Blogs de Bolivia. The original Spanish version can be found here. Bolivia, Blogs and Music Whether it is watching the birth of a new album, providing insight into what it...

Bolivia: Consensus on Constituent Assembly Reached

  6 March 2006

Boli-Nica emphasizes the push for autonomy by the region of Santa Cruz as Evo Morales pushes through a Constituent Assembly. A consensus on the Assembly was indeed reached and Eduardo Ávila says departmental percentages will favor larger cities (such as Santa Cruz). Miguel Buitrago has his own analysis of the...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  5 March 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español. This photo of a Carnaval dancer receiving assistance in putting on his outfit was taken by Marcelo Montecino. See his other in this series of photos from the 1994 Carnaval in Oruro at his Flickr page. The photo was used by permission from...

Bolivia: or Kollasuyu?

2 March 2006

Miguel Centallas brings up one senator's suggestion that Bolivia be renamed to “Tawantinsuyo” or “Kollasuyo”. Jim Shultz poetically describes his love for Cochabamba.

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