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· February, 2008

Stories about Bolivia from February, 2008

Bolivia: Relief for Flooding Victims

Many residents from other Bolivian cities are chipping in to provide relief for the victims of the flooding in the Beni region. Kevin of Travieso [es] writes about the cooperation...

Bolivia: Anti-Government Protester Beat by Supporters

El refugio del pez que fuma [es] writes about intolerance shown by supporters of President Evo Morales, who beat a protester voicing displeasure over the current administration.

Bolivia: The Real Causes of the Flooding

Bolivida [es], a blog devoted to environmental topics, asks, “What are the causes of the increases in severe floodings, which are affecting thousands of families..?” He points out that some...

Bolivia: Dinosaur Park in Sucre

From Bolivia, Tragicomedia Amorosa Musical [es] writes and posts picture of the dinosaur park in Sucre, where life-sized replicas of these prehistoric creatures can be seen upclose.

Bolivia: Former Fulbright Scholar Provides Thoughts on Embassy Controversy

Miguel Centellas of Pronto*, a former Fulbright Scholar in Bolivia, provides his reflections on the recent controversy involving a Fulbright Scholar and a US Embassy official, who asked the students...

Carnival: Videos from around the world

One way to know about a culture, is to see how they celebrate and why. Many countries share a common festival, the carnival, and each country gives a distinctive flavour...

Bolivia: Garbage on the Walls

In El Alto, Bolivia, Hugo Choque writes about a different type of garbage. Every morning between 4 am and 5:30 am, one can see individuals plastering walls of businesses and...

Bolivia: Rapid Deforestation in Santa Cruz

Bolivida [es] writes about the continued deforestation in the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and provides a video of satellite images showing the difference in forest coverage from 1984 to...

Bolivia: Collective Blog from the Diaspora

A new collective blog written by Bolivians abroad attempts to provide a look into the lives of Bolivians living far from home. As the blog states, "To live in two...

Bolivia: Photos and Videos of Carnaval in Oruro

Hugo Miranda of Angel Caido [es] provides some firsthand photos and videos of the preparation for Carnaval in Oruro, of a famous marching band, and the street party the night...

Bolivia: Pending Items for the President

In Bolivia, Guayarmerín Analitica [es] questions President Evo Morales’ declaration that after the school voucher for children and pensions for seniors that now the opposition can get rid of him....

Bolivia: The Festival of Alasitas

The festival of Alasitas features a diminuative and jolly character called Ekeko, who is said to bring abundance and prosperity. This event is based in the city of La Paz,...

DoGooder.tv: A video sharing site for NonProfits

DoGooder.tv is a website for videos with a cause. Through it, non-profit organizations can promote their cause for a specific audience: one that is already interested in hearing what they...

Bolivia: Watching Movies in El Alto

Dora Romero of Las Ideas Son Primeo [es] writes about movie screens in the city of El Alto, Bolivia and that all types of people enter to watch the latest...

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