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· February, 2007

Stories about Bolivia from February, 2007

Bolivia: Disaster and Climate Change

27 February 2007

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 terribly botched relief to New Orleans). Whole sections of the country are under water. Thousands are displaced. A huge effort...

Bolivia: One Year of Evo

26 February 2007

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

26 February 2007

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 eventual winner, Evo Morales, accused his opponent of wanting to change the traditional red, yellow, and green flag to something...

Bolivia: Floods and Carnival

24 February 2007

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

19 February 2007

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 Peruvian immigrants will be able to eventually assimilate as successfully as the Italian, Russian, and Spanish immigrants a century before.

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

19 February 2007

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 declared by UNESCO as Mankind's Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. During the anticipation of this festival...

Bolivia, Venezuela: Redefining Nationalization

16 February 2007

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

14 February 2007

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 the Gran Chaco. The population was protesting that the hydrocarbons nationalization announced by President Evo Morales last May had not...

Caught On Camera: Human Rights Video on GV

14 February 2007

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, of United We Blog!, shows motorcycle riders being turned backed by members of the National Federation of Nepal Transport Entrepreneurs...

Bolivia: Online Documentary

7 February 2007

“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 rich culture of the Bolivian people wound up giving them more then they could ever hope to give in return.”...

Bolivia: A Cement Obelisk and Frozen Water Balloons

5 February 2007

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 host to a summit for South American presidents. In honor of the occasion, some of the local lawmakers proposed to...

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

5 February 2007

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 Caribbean blog of the Overseas Development Institute compares the leadership and policy making differences between Bolivian President Evo Morales and...

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