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· June, 2006

Stories about Bolivia from June, 2006

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

28 June 2006

Este artículo también está disponible en español en el sitio Blogs de Bolivia Another election in Bolivia is only four days away. A dearth of information characterizes this election of 255 Constituents to the assembly that has the task to rewrite the Constitution. On July 2, Bolivians will take to...

T&T, Venezuela, Bolivia: Emails between friends

  28 June 2006

Trinidad-based blogger Jeremy Taylor reproduces an e-mail exchange — real or fictional? — taking place between himself and a former US embassy operative friend. The topics at hand: Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales and blogging. Here are parts 1, 2, 3 and 4.

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

  21 June 2006

Watching a World Cup in person can be such a memorable experience. Even if one’s country is not one of the two competitors, it can still prove to be awe-inspiring. Jean-Paul Calbimonte aka jpcik!, is a Bolivian living in Switzerland. Recently on his blog South Side of the Sky [ES],...

Bolivia: A De-dolarizing Rumor

  16 June 2006

Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas publishes a rumor he received via email that Bolivian President “Evo [Morales] will de-dolarize the Bolivian economy and turn all deposits held in American dollars (USD) to Bolivian Bolivianos (BOB) at an exchange rate of BOB5 per USD, effectively stealing 37% of the savings of people who hold...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

14 June 2006

Bolivian bloggers are beginning to take full advantage of the different multimedia tools at their disposal. Jonathan Olguin recently opened a Youtube account and has begun to upload various news clips from Bolivian television. His blog Business and Politics in Bolivia also provided samples of some of the pro-autonomy commercials...

Bolivia: The Constituent Assembly and the World Cup

  13 June 2006

Jim Shultz tries to explain the waning interest in Bolivia's soon-to-be-formed Constituent Assembly. In a comment, Miguel Centallas responds “Why is the campaign lackluster? Um, you do realize the World Cup is going on, right? That's pretty much trumping all other considerations in much of the world right now. It's...

Cuba: Super Doctors

  12 June 2006

Medicina Cubana questions the figures (ES) being quoted by the Cuban ambassador to Bolivia regarding the number of patients seen by the team of 590 Cuban doctors who arrived in Cuba in February: “The figure is really surprising: 570,0000 patients attended to since the end of February. . . With...

The Week That Was – Bolivian Blogs

9 June 2006

The concept of sovereignty was a fundamental pillar during the Movimiento Al Socialismo’s (MAS) victorious campaign in last year’s elections. Claims of interference by foreign governments, most notably by the United States, in the internal affairs of Bolivia were the foundation for calls of increased sovereignty. A little more than...

Bolivia: Evo and America

Both Jim Shultz and Boli-Nica are doubtful of Evo Morales’ most recent claim that the US is trying to assassinate him, or as Shultz puts it: “I also doubt Pat Robertson has gone freelance.” Alvaro Ruiz-Navajas, however, notes “yet another paradox of Evo's government: The administration has accused the US...

Bolivia, Chile, Venezuela: Surplus Investment

  1 June 2006

In a rare English-language post, Guccio reveals his theory on Venezuela's foreign investment of surplus oil revenue. Noting that Chile invested its copper revenue surplus in foreign banks, he suggests, “if for Chile the best option were to save in a bank, it seems that for the Venezuela, the best...

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