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· May, 2006

Stories about Bolivia from May, 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Bolivians have long resigned themselves to the fact that their football national team will also be home watching the upcoming World Cup on television. For the third straight tourney, Bolivia...

Bolivia: “The Evo and Hugo Show”

Jim Shultz, referring to the recent media coverage on the relationship between Evo Morales and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, writes: “One of the interesting things about having lived in and...

Bolivia: “Reelection is not an Official Position”

Responding to the pervasive worry that Evo Morales is trying to change the constitution in order to stay in power, Eduardo Ávila responds that while “some of the social movements...

Chile, Argentina, and Latin America's Two Lefts

After years in the shadows – and only referenced for its Cold War legacy – Latin America is back in the limelight. The world over, economic liberalization has been the...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Este artículo también está disponible en español en el sitio Blogs de Bolivia. Much of Bolivia’s most fertile land lies in the eastern part or Orient of the country. Without...

Bolivia: Morales Wants the Possibility of Reelection

Miguel Centallas, Briegel Busch, and Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas are all concerned by the announcement that Evo Morales will seek a new constitution that allows for reelection of the president and vice-president....

Bolivia: On the Brink of Land Reform

Reform by presidential decree – this time land reform – continues in Bolivia says Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas. But, the regions of “Santa Cruz and Beni are not going to let this...

Global Voices Podcast: An interview with Eduardo Avila

Eduardo Avila is an Bolivian American who lives in Washington DC and covers Bolivia for Global Voices. Kamla Bhatt spoke with Eduardo at the recently concluded WeMedia conference in London...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

For the most part, blogs in Bolivia have been used by students, journalists, musicians, private citizens and by those who simply want a platform to write. Governmental institutions have been...

Bolivia, Brazil: Evo and Lula in Vienna

Boli-Nica says not everything was friendly between Evo Morales and Lula da Silva as Latin American leaders met with their UN counterparts in Vienna. Briegel Busch says that Lula's dialogue...

Bolivia: Media Reaction to Gas Nationalization

Justin Delacour links to an article on Upside Down World about the international press’ reaction to Bolivia's nationalization of gas resources. Jim Shultz reminds readers to ” not lose track...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Recent news of the nationalization of the hydrocarbons in Bolivia has pushed an ongoing crisis off of the front page. No satisfactory solution has been reached in the financial troubles...

Bolivian gas sets Brazilian political debate on fire

The Bolivian president Evo Morales has put president Lula in a difficult position. In a move to fulfill his campaign promise of nationalizing oil and gas in Bolivia, he published...

Bolivia: Will nationalizing gas mean more money for Bolivia?”

Adam Isacson pegs the crucial question for Bolivia's decision to nationalize its gas resources: “will Morales’ nationalization just push Bolivia to the other end of the bell curve, to the...

Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru: Poll Numbers

Boz has his Latin America Friday poll numbers, Cinco de Mayo version. Three new polls in Mexico show a big change for the upcoming presidential election.

Bolivia: Public Pension Political Slush Fund?

Miguel Centallas wonders if a national pension fund could turn into a political slush fund under MAS leadership.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

Special Hydrocarbons Nationalization Edition Nationalization. What does it actually mean? The word was bandied about during the 2005 elections. Seemingly every candidate ran on some sort of platform advocating for...

Bolivia: Nationalization of Natural Gas Resources

Eduardo Ávila has posted the entire Spanish text of Supreme Decree 28701, which explains – in nine articles – the details of Bolivia's nationalization of its natural gas resources. Alvaro...

Peru: Chavez and Morales in the Peruvian Elections

Writing from Venezuela, both Miguel Octavio and Daniel Duquenal fear for Peru's political future. Un Lobo en Peru inspires some interesting comments with a post about the Peruvian government's decision...

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