Stories about Bolivia from March, 2008
Ruben Lipe of Rubensistem [es] writes about how the Bolivian Altiplano town of Santiago de Huata celebrates Easter, including a football tournament. He writes that it is surprising to see that some teams hire professional players from La Paz to play and compete for the $1,500 prize.
During the periods of slash and burn landclearings in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, the air quality in that city lowered to the levels of some of the world's most contaminated cities such as Mexico City and Santiago, Chile writes Bolivida [es].
In the next James Bond film, the main character visits several real-life Chilean towns, but in the movie are said to be part of Bolivian territory causing some complaints. With the ongoing claim for access to sea by Bolivia, Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [es] writes about the relationship between...
Diego Maradona was in Bolivia for a football match to raise funds for the flood victims, as well as to protest the veto of games played at a certain altitude. Boris Miranda of Ventarrón [es], a self-professed fan of the Argentine star, was on the field as a member of...
Pedro Velasquez of Litoraleño [es] celebrates the anniversary of the Plan 3000 neighborhood in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Mónica Ticona [es] and Santos Huanca [es] pay tribute to their city of El Alto, Bolivia, which recently celebrates its anniversary.
“More Chicherias or More Schools?” asks Pedro Velasquez from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Chicherias are places that serve a fermented corn drink around Bolivia and is often linked to violence and drunkeness. In some cases, these establishments are located very close to schools causing distress amoung parents and school officials.
Miguel Buitrago of MABB notes that inflation is becoming a primary concern of Bolivians across the nation leading to marches against the rise of prices for household items.
The Bolivian community of Twitter users is growing slowly, but it received a big boost with the creation of the page TwittBo, which hopes to provide a little more publicity to this popular form of communication. In addition, a Facebook group has also been formed to gather the Bolivian twitter-ers. Here is a brief interview with the two founders of the site.
Hugo Miranda points out a major error in the newspaper La Prensa. In an article about celular phones, the newspaper published a photo of a “Bolivian” talking on a cell phone. Upon closer inspection, the man did not appear to be Bolivian and the phone was actually a Nintendo game...