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· February, 2007

Stories about Bolivia from February, 2007

Bolivia: Disaster and Climate Change

Jim Shultz on how Bolivia and Evo are weathering the storm: “You could call it Bolivia's Katrina (though with a far more active national government than the one that so...

Bolivia: One Year of Evo

Bolivia Rising has translated an article [ES] by Alberto Cruz titled “One Year of Evo: economic boom, the threat of balkanisation and the role of the military.”

Bolivia: The Changing Face of the Flag

Photo taken by Patricia Vargas Claudio and used with permission. National symbols played a role in the presidential elections of December 2005. Jorge “Tuto” Quiroga, the main rival to the...

Bolivia: Five Places to Sit Quietly in Cochabamba

Jim Shultz shares his top five places of tranquility in Cochabamba.

Bolivia: Floods and Carnival

While rising flood waters threaten the northeast province of Beni, Carlos Gustavo Machicado Salas describes the Carnival celebration in Oruro as one of the best in the world.

Argentina: Assimilation

After taking a look at Eduardo Galeano's writings about housing for the poor in Buenos Aires at the end of the 19th century, Jeff Barry ponders if today's Bolivian and...

Bolivia: Rain, Rain, Go Away … At Least Before Carnaval Starts

Carnaval is in the air, as Bolivians enjoy a four-day weekend. Much of the nation’s focus is on the Carnaval of Oruro, perhaps the most well-known in the country and...

Bolivia, Venezuela: Redefining Nationalization

April Howard, detailing the recent protests in Camiri, draws an interesting parallel between how Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales are redefining the term “nationalization.”

Bolivia: When Nationalization is Not Enough

As the violent course of events calmed down in the city of Cochabamba, another conflict emerged in the city of Camiri, located in the southeastern part of Bolivia known as...

Caught On Camera: Human Rights Video on GV

It has been a bumper few weeks on GV for human rights video, so let's get straight into it… Bandh of brothers… [via Neha] This footage, filmed by Dinesh Wagle,...

Bolivia: Online Documentary

“One musician and a small production crew went to Bolivia hoping to create something that could provide help for the poor of Bolivia In the end, the warm hearts and...

Bolivia: A Cement Obelisk and Frozen Water Balloons

Cities and towns were on the mind of a handful of Bolivian bloggers this week. In December of 2006, the city of Cochabamba rolled out the red carpet and played...

Costa Rica, Bolivia, Venezuela: Oscar Arias, Hugo Chavez, and Evo Morales

Katy of Caracas Chronicles translates a statement by Costa Rican President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Oscar Arias criticizing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's “democratic dictatorship.” Meanwhile, the Latin America and...

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