Stories about Bolivia from February, 2009
With the recent crisis involving dengue fever throughout Bolivia, Carlos Gustavo Machicado of Guccio's [es] writes that there are more pressing health concerns in which donations other than ambulances are needed.
Ermapelo of Ciudad de Patas [es] wonders about the push in the new Constitution that seeks that all public employees in the Bolivian government speak at least one native language, and how many of the terms used in bureaucracy do not have equivalents in those languages. In the end, much...
Virginio Sandy describes and posts photos of the consecration and taking of power by the new indigenous authorities in his community of Marka Dalence [es] in the Department of Oruro, Bolivia.
Alexis Argüello Sandoval of Turisbo [es] takes a look at Bolivia's participation in the 2009 International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR).
A Bolivian activist explains how Open Source Software designed for the visually impaired helps him communicate online with chatting, emailing and blogging. Meanwhile, in Ethiopia, an organization trains the blind and those with visual disabilities on how to use computers and communication technologies, and an employee and advocate of the ENOVIB network for the blind speaks to youth about how blindness can be an opportunity instead of a disability. In Spain, a designer comes up with videogames that visually impaired people can play, and in Nigeria and Canada, a young woman blogs and vlogs about life as a deaf person who is rapidly losing her sight.