· July, 2008

Stories about Bolivia from July, 2008

Bolivia: Blogging from El Alto

  19 July 2008

Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es], who has been blogging for the past three years from El Alto, Bolivia, writes about how he started his personal blog and other projects.

Bolivia: Long Lines at Pharmacies

  11 July 2008

Dora Romero of Las Ideas Son Primero [es] is noticing many more pharmacies in the city of El Alto, Bolivia. She wonders whether long lines mean that more people are getting sick due to the cold weather or eating habits.

Americas: Region Celebrates Rescue of Betancourt and Other Hostages

  4 July 2008

The entire Latin American region celebrated with the people of Colombia upon hearing the news that ex-Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages were rescued. In the operation named “Jaque,” Betancourt, 3 U.S. citizens and 11 members of the Colombian forces were freed after the rescue attempt. Bloggers from many countries throughout Latin America shared the excitement and wrote their own personal reflections.