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· January, 2009

Stories about Bolivia from January, 2009

Bolivia: Child Labor a Question of Culture?

Juan Vasquez of Un Boliviano en la Argentina [es] describes a recent conversation with some friends about the practice of child labor, and one wonders whether it is a question...

Bolivia: Under-20 Football Team Loses Yet Again

“More of the Same,” writes Jaime Galarza of Once a Once [es] regarding the latest in a string of international debacles by the Under-20 Bolivian National Team, who lost all...

Bolivia: Final Unofficial Results of Constitutional Referendum

Miguel Centellas of Pronto* has unofficial final results of the Bolivian Constitutional Referendum.

Bolivia: Referendum Coverage on Twitter

As the polls close across Bolivia for the Constitutional Referendum vote, many of the country's users of Twitter have been hard at work sending messages about their experiences from their...

Bolivia: Dealing With Dengue Fever

Heavy rains in the Bolivian Orient help create the breeding ground for mosquitos that spread the virus that causes dengue fever. There is also a much more severe form which...

Bolivia: The Situation After the Referendum

The campaign for the Constitutional Referendum has ended across Bolivia and Sunday's vote is eagerly awaited. After months of a tension-filled campaign from both supporters and opponents of the draft...

Bolivia: Community Tourism in Copacabana

Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indigena [es] posts a video of a ceremony of the inauguration of a community tourism information center in Copacabana, Bolivia.

Bolivia: Most Bolivians Practice Religious Syncretism

Despite the conflict between the national government and the Catholic Church, Bolivian President Evo Morales declares that he is Catholic. Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] adds that most Bolivians...

Bolivia: Autonomy of Central Bank Under the New Consitution

From an economist's point of view, Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [es] provides his thoughts on the draft Constitution to be voted upon on January 25. Among other things, he...

Bolivia: Loyola Guzmán Supporting the “No” Vote

With a week to go before the Constitutional Referendum, Miguel Centellas of Pronto* profiles one unlikely opponent of the new document. Loyola Guzmán was a Constitutional delegate representing the government's...

Syria: Arab Leaders Can't Come Together, Not Even into a Room

As the aggression on Gaza enters its third week, Arab Leaders fail to agree on the need of holding an emergency summit for the member countries of the Arab League...

Bolivia: Convincing Others to Vote “No” on New Constitution

Bolivians will head to the polls on January 25 to decide whether or not to approve the draft of the new Constitution. With ten days go, early polling indicates that...

Bolivia: Reduction of Gas Sales to Brazil

The Brazilian government has reduced the volume of gas purchased from Bolivia Mario Durán of Palabras Libres [es] thinks that this may cause the government to dip into the international...

Bolivia: Nationwide Referendum on Use of International Reserves

The Bolivian government is proposing a nationwide referendum to determine whether the international reserves valued at 7.7 billion dollars will be used to invest in the industralization of the hydrocarbons....

Bolivia: An Interview With Ingrid Betancourt

Boris Miranda, a journalist for the La Paz, Bolivia newspaper La Prensa writes about his recent interview with former FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt [es] from Colombia, who had been visiting...

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