· December, 2006

Stories about Bolivia from December, 2006

Bolivia: Politics Falls Apart, Christmas Comes Together

  26 December 2006

This week's Bolivian blog summary was written by a guest collaborator, Miguel Buitrago, a Bolivian currently pursuing his Ph.D in political science in Hamburg, Germany. His Bolivian blog is called MABB. As the year winds down, and Bolivians prepare to celebrate what is considered one of the most important holydays...

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

  14 December 2006

Dailymotion blogged video In spite of the worsening political crisis plaguing the country, life often rumbles along as usual in Bolivia. For many, Sunday afternoons are spent in stadiums, where they join thousands of fellow hinchas to cheer on their local professional fútbol team. On Sunday, December 3, the club...

Bolivia: Summit of the South American Community

  11 December 2006

Miguel Buitrago at the closing of Cochabamba's big international event: “The II Summit of the South American Community is over and here is the balance. In few words, it can be said that the summit was NOT successful, even though the government, for logical reasons, might have an opposite view.”

Bolivia: EU to Demand Visas

  8 December 2006

Jorge Gobbi, commenting on news that the EU will soon formally demand every bolivian citizen that enters this region to previously obtain a visa, writes, “Eventually, only those with the right passport will be able to backpack around the world. Or am I being to pessimistic today? Eduardo Avila has...

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

6 December 2006

Tension continues in Bolivia. Civic strikes as signs of protest took place late last week in several departments. Bolivian bloggers continue to state their displeasure over the state of affairs. Many opposition politicians, civic leaders, and other private citizens have started their own hunger strikes in order to draw attention...

Bolivia: A Teleton for Bolivia

  6 December 2006

Noting the importance of Teleton in uniting Chile, Carlos Gustavo Machicado Salas argues that divided Bolivia is in need of its own Teleton [ES].

Bolivia: Land Redistribution

  4 December 2006

On Tuesday night, writes Nick Buxton, “the Bolivian Government completely unexpectedly passed an amended land reform bill that aims to redistribute up to a fifth of the country, land that it designates as ‘unproductive’ land in the hand of a small minority of rich landholders. It passed the law, the...

Bolivia: Confronting Tear Gas

  1 December 2006

“Minding my own business at a corner internet cafe along a main avenue in Cochabama, I noticed a commotion originating from the city’s main plaza, one block away. Dozens of pedestrians were holding their mouths and I knew that could only mean one thing – tear gas was dispersed to...

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