Stories about Bolivia from August, 2007
Bloggings by Boz has the latest poll numbers from across the region, which includes uncertainty in Ecuador regarding the Constituent Assembly vote and Colombian support for an Uribe third term.
Actualidad Boliviana [ES] continues its broad overview of what Bolivian bloggers are talking about in its weekly summary.
Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [ES] comments on a recent speech by President Evo Morales, who stated his desire for Bolivia to follow the example set by Switzerland. Machiado writes, “The reactions have been favorable because it is good that we want to be like Switzerland, and not like Venezuela...
Blogs de Bolivia [ES] interviews comic blogger Joaquin Cuevas, where he explains that he began publishing to the web due to censorship at the newspaper where he was previously employed.
Miguel Buitrago of MABB reports that the Constituent Assembly has now reached the “Elmo level of alarm.“
Beverly Centellas of Mom's Blog reflects on the controversial military parade in Santa Cruz, which demonstrated that Bolivia “sure understands the word ‘respect’ when it comes to their flag and their nation, even in the midst of national crisis and disaccord.”
El Alto blogger Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [ES] will now be a regularly scheduled poliitcal analyst on Wayna Tambo radio.
August 6th marked Bolivia's Independence Day and also marked a time for Bolivian bloggers to reflect on the current state of their country. Many recognize that the nation still has a long way to go, but others paint a picture of a country that they would like to see.
Bloguivianos [ES] is the recently launched website for the upcoming national blog convention to be held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. http://www.bloguivianos.com/
Cocina Boliviana [ES] is a new food blog dedicated to the promotion of Bolivian recipes.
José Andrés Sánchez of El pais de las maravillas [ES] was moved to see the absence of any confrontation between residents of Santa Cruz and members of indigenous groups that marched in the military parade. This was contrary to the predictions of conflict during Bolivian Independence Day festivities.
Willy Andres [ES] writes about the recent project that translated AbiWord into Aymara, one of the indigenous languages of Bolivia.
It was less than a month ago that we first announced the first round of Rising Voices outreach projects but already those first five projects have made incredible progress. Let's make a quick dash around the world to see what a little hard work and a lot of collaboration can achieve.
Blogs Bolivia [ES], the community blog site, unveils its new design and announces new collaborators.
Miguel Centellas of *Pronto takes a look at MAS and its fractured coalition, now that one powerful indigenous group has officially broken ties.