Stories about Bolivia from October, 2007
Hugo Miranda of the project Voces Bolivianas summarizes the latest blog entries [ES] by the participants.
Andrés Pucci [ES] criticizes individuals from Santa Cruz that participated in violent acts of vandalism during protests regarding hydrocarbon taxes.
The Bolivian government announced a drastic change in providing retirement benefits to elderly Bolivians under a plan called “Renta Dignidad”. These funds replace the annual “Bonosol”, and will come directly from the Direct Hydrocarbons Tax (IDH for its initials in Spanish) and will be payable once a month for all...
One of five Rising Voices outreach award winners, Voces Bolivianas is a participatory citizen’s media project that promotes the use of online media to allow Bolivians especially from underrepresented groups to share their stories about their lives and communities, thus deciding how they are represented.
Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [ES] provides firsthand photos of bars and nightclubs in El Alto, Bolivia that were burned by neighbors, who accused the establishments of selling alcohol to minors and being centers of crime.
The road to the World Cup South Africa 2010 began this past weekend in South America. The Global Voices Latin American team joined forces to bring you reactions from across the continent as some teams marked surprising victories, while others felt the sour taste of defeat.
Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [ES] writes about different modes of transportation in the city of El Alto.
Martin P. Gutierrez of Vitrina de la Realidad Boliviana [ES] discusses the details behind the claims of mistreatment when President Evo Morales arrived in the United States in a Venezuelan plane with pilots, crew and security from the other South American country.
Since we last visited the Rising Voices outreach award winners, much progress has been made, including the introduction of the world's first weblog in the Andean indigenous language of Aymara. But first, let us begin in Medellín, Colombia where HiperBarrio continues to make strides in its hillside working class neighborhoods. And they've attracted some much deserved recognition for their efforts ...
Fresh off of a controversial visit to New York City, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, where he signed several agreements of cooperation with President Evo Morales. The two unlikely partners have had few diplomatic ties in the past and bloggers in Bolivia and Iran weigh in on possible reasons for this new alliance.
President Evo Morales of Bolivia recently spoke at Cooper Union in New York City. Beautiful Horizons’ Randy Paul was in the audience and shares his thoughts on the talk.
Miguel Buitrago celebrates four years of blogging at MABBlog about Bolivia and Bolivian politics.