· November, 2007

Stories about Bolivia from November, 2007

Bolivia: Sensationalist Media

  29 November 2007

Joaquin Cuevas of El Inofensivo Chico Larva [es] contributes a cartoon showing his thoughts on the sensationalist nature of the media following the controversial photos showing the ex-Minister of Water in Bolivia.

Bolivia: Tactics Used

  29 November 2007

Miguel Buitrago of MABB wonders whether the tactics used by President Evo Morales in Bolivia will pay off or whether it will produce undesirable results.

Bolivia: Writing For Indymedia

  28 November 2007

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [es] writes about a correspondence exchange with member of Indymedia Bolivia regarding articles that Duran contributed that may not be in agreement with the positions of the collaborative website. Duran wonders if it was a case of censorship.

Bolivia: Conflicts in Sucre Over New Constitution

  26 November 2007

In the city of Sucre, confrontations between citizens and police claimed the lives of four Bolivians. Delegates from the governing party decided on the text of a new constitution without including the opposition. Bolivian bloggers based in Sucre and across the country commented on the violence and tactics used by the majority party.

Bolivia: Goodbye to Oscar Sanchez

  26 November 2007

Alberto Medrano of El Alto Noticias [es] says farewell to Bolivian football player Oscar Sanchez, who recently passed away due to liver cancer.

Bolivia: Tension in Sucre Remains

  25 November 2007

Based in Sucre, Bolivia, Ciudad de Patas [es] continues the updates from various local sources. In addition to reports that citizens have taken control of the local airport and departmental police station, he is requesting photographs from citizens documenting the occurrences in the streets.

Bolivia: About the Latest in Sucre

  25 November 2007

Ciudad de Patas [es] is an up-to-date blog about the recent developments in Sucre, Bolivia, including news of unconfirmed and confirmed deaths as a result of clashes with the police. In addition, there is news about the approved draft of the new Constitution.

Bolivia: Hard to Find Addresses in El Alto

15 November 2007

Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [es] explains how street addresses are nearly impossible to find because of the way street names and house addresses follow no recognizable pattern and that “only the owner knows where his address is located.”

Bolivia: Libraries for El Alto's Youth

  14 November 2007

After public backlash against bars in El Alto, which was accused of corrupting the city's youth, Vilma Colque of Cultura en Bibliotecas [es] proposes that culture in the form of libraries be alternatives for the youth to pass their time in a positive manner.

Bolivia: Unfinished Road Projects in El Alto

  14 November 2007

Dora Romero of Las Ideas Son Primero [es] writes about road projects that are left unfinished in El Alto, Bolivia. This criticism is directed at the mayor because it causes great inconveniences for the citizens, especially when it rains.

Bolivia: Celebrating Todos Santos

  13 November 2007

Todos Santos is an important holiday in Bolivia, and is based largely on the feast of All Saints Day. For many it is a family and community affair, as it is important time to welcome back the souls of deceased family members. Some Bolivian bloggers provide descriptions on how they celebrated the holiday by baking bread, building altars and running into old relatives.

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