Stories about Bolivia from June, 2008
Hugo Miranda saw firsthand the unveiling of Bolivia OS, the open software operating system and features ABI Word in the indigenous languages Quechua and Aymara.
Miguel Centellas and Miguel Buitrago both write about the recent autonomy referendum in Tarija, Bolivia, which passed with approximately 80% in support.
Sebastian Molina of Plan B [es] writes about the launch of a new political party by Adriana Gil called Democratic Force. The 26 year-old Gil was once an ally of Evo Morales and MAS and had opened up doors for the politician in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] writes about the Bolivian government's energy plan, which includes distribution of energy-saving light bulbs. Durán writes that the government chooses to give “aspirins” and not address the larger issues like a shortage of fuels.
Kevin Ayllón of Travieso [es] writes about the protests taking place in front of his house. Kevin's mother is an election official in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia and is in charge of registering voters, of which the registries had been filled due to high demand