· December, 2007

Stories about Bolivia from December, 2007

New Bloggers Use Poetry to Describe Their Communities, Feelings, Friends

  31 December 2007

The new bloggers of Rising Voices outreach projects in Colombia, Bolivia, and Bangladesh are more than just up-and-coming citizen journalists. They have also discovered the power of prose to reveal glimpses of the human emotions that bring us together and the local differences that make each of our communities unique.

Bolivia: Interview With Pedro Montes

  28 December 2007

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [es] interviews Pedro Montes, Executive Secretary of the Bolivian Worker's Union. Montes has enclosed himself inside the union's headquarters in protest of the government's lack of progress in investigating the bombing attack of the union's offices.

Bolivia: Just Say Yes to the New Constitution

  28 December 2007

Like the political crisis in Bolivia, blogs have also taken a break for the Christmas and New Year holidays. After the new year has passed, debate regarding the new Constitution and regional autonomies may find itself on the new collective blog site called El Taparaku, which has pledged to support the new document and campaign for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum.

Bolivia: Two Regions, Two Documents

  19 December 2007

December 15 marked a pivotal day in Bolivia, when two regions celebrated their newly created documents. In La Paz, members of the ruling party formally presented a controversial Constitution. On the other side of the country, in midst of hunger strikes, members of a provisional assembly in Santa Cruz approved an autonomic statute that sits in opposition. Bloggers participated in both celebrations and also hope that there is still an opportunity for the country to close this divide.

Brazil: Respecting Bolivian immigrants

  17 December 2007

Sakamoto [pt] takes the International Migrants Day commemorations in São Paulo to write a long post reflecting on the situation of the many South American migrants, most of them Bolivians, working in inhuman conditions and sometimes even as slaves in Brazil. “When will this country treat “its” Bolivians with dignity?”,...

Bolivia: San José Champions

  14 December 2007

Hugo Miranda of Angel Caido [es] celebrates the victory of his hometown San José from Oruro, who captured their first Bolivian football title in twelve years.

Bolivia: Live From Oruro

  10 December 2007

Mario Duran of Palabras Libres [es] is in Oruro, the site where the Constituent Assembly was moved. He posts pictures of MAS supporters.

Interview with Cristina Quisbert of Voces Bolivianas

  7 December 2007

Voces Bolivianas, a citizen media outreach project supported by Rising Voices, has trained 23 participants how to blog, post digital photos, and even shoot video. One of the most consistent and clearest voices to emerge from the group has been Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indígena. In this interview she describes what motivates her to share stories of her life and community online and how the content of her blog has evolved over the first few months.

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