Stories about Bolivia from 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.
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.
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.
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.
Alberto Medrano of El Alto Noticias [es] says farewell to Bolivian football player Oscar Sanchez, who recently passed away due to liver cancer.
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.
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.
Guilherme Felitti [pt] reports that after the first international edition of Campus Party in São Paulo- Brazil this February, the event will be hosted in Bogota, Colombia from 16 through 22 June.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Miguel Centellas of Pronto* takes a look at the worrisome inflation rate in Bolivia, which has affected the lower middle classes and small business owners the most.
Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's breaks down and worries about the high inflation rate in Bolivia.
Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [ES] writes about some of the sights and sounds overheard during heavy rainfall in the city of El Alto.