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· June, 2007

Stories about Bolivia from June, 2007

Bolivia: Dangerous Television

26 June 2007

Rodrigo Serrate of la TeVelisión [ES] criticizes the manner in which the Bolivian television channel Megavision shows graphic violent images all in the name of “journalism.”

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Bolivia: The Coldest Night of the Year

25 June 2007

Bonfires and food are a big part of the celebration of San Juan, which takes place on the eve of June 24 and is considered to be the coldest night of the winter. In Bolivia, the contamination created by these fires draw criticisms from city officials and other residents. However, some Bolivian bloggers think that care for the environment should be a year-round affair. Others chose to celebrate the holiday with hot dogs and a blogger meet-up.

Bolivia: Taking Their Complaints to Their Blogs

18 June 2007

In his first post for Global Voices, Hugo Miranda collects blogger complaints with local, national and international businesses that have failed to deliver on customer service. Even though much of this dissatisfaction may not reach the companies in question, it has reached other bloggers and even the search engine.

Bolivia: The Plight of Dogs

13 June 2007

Ana Elizabeth von Bergen Barber is angry at the treatment of stray dogs in the city of Warnes in the department of Santa Cruz and dedicates a post in her blog A Little Bit of Anna [ES] She is especially angry at dogowners that neglect their responsibilities and allow their...

Bolivia: Frustration at the Bank

12 June 2007

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [ES] expresses his frustration at having to wait for a very long time in order to be attended to at a local bank. In an attempt to document this long wait, he was denied the chance to photograph the ticket and the time at which...

Bolivia: Santa Cruz Newspaper Joins the Blogosphere

11 June 2007

The Santa Cruz newspaper El Deber recently provided coverage to the Bolivian blogosphere and has even joined in the act with the launch of three new blogs of its own. The three blogs may be a catalyst for other newspapers to begin blogging and interacting with its readers.

Bolivia: Blogger Reactions to New Documentary

10 June 2007

Hugo Miranda collects Bolivian blogger feedback to the new documentary [ES], “The State of Things,” which was filmed by Marcos Loayza in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme. He also observes that the documentary's official blog has only received five comments to date.

Bolivia: Interactive Map

8 June 2007

Miguel Buitrago (MABB) links to a new site called Bolivia En Tus Manos, which shows interactive graphs and can allow one to see the sad state of road infrastructure in Bolivia.

Bolivia: New Sites Following FIFA Ban

8 June 2007

A new blog has emerged to follow the controversial ban handed down by FIFA. Futbol de Altura [ES] is a blog started by Hugo Miranda that collects the most recent news of the ban. The page also includes YouTube videos of important games played in La Paz. One such video...

Bolivia: Open Letter to Joseph Blatter

5 June 2007

Jaime Rubin de Celis of JCR's Place [ES] writes a heartfelt open letter to FIFA President Joseph Blatter after the organization banned international matches to be played a stadiums at high altitudes. de Celis refers to a phrase found on FIFA's website that says, “Let's take football and the world...

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