Stories about Bolivia from December, 2008
In 2008, the Latin American team from Global Voices helped add context and helped highlight voices of bloggers that wrote about the numerous news stories that took place across the region. From the election of an ex-bishop in Paraguay to the march against the FARC in Colombia, bloggers provided their thoughts on natural disasters, protests, strikes, and important events across the Americas.
Music and movie piracy in Bolivia is commonplace. Wilfredo Jordán takes a look at the business in El Alto, Bolivia and how many vendors travel to the Peruvian border to purchase goods to resell [es].
Looking for an apartment in La Paz is tough [es] writes Juan José. In a city that is known for its low temperatures, an apartment with a lot of sunlight is highly sought after.
Nancy Condori of El Chairo [es] warns readers of scams in the El Alto, Bolivia bus terminal where individuals are posing as employees of bus companies.
Miguel Centellas of Pronto* examines the National Electoral Court under the leadership of José Luís Exeni, which”has become one of the most institutionalized instruments of the legal framework of Bolivia’s democracy.”
Marisol Medina of Lenguas Cultura y Sociedad [es] witnessed an unfortunate accident in El Alto, Bolivia, when a bus hit a student and she faults the bus driver to not being aware of pedestrians in school zones.
Néstor Taboada Terán, historian and journalist, won the Bolivian National Prize for Culture [es] of 2008 writes Dario Manuel.