Stories about Bolivia from June, 2010
Pablo Andrés Rivero analyzes [es] data about the use of social media and the internet in Bolivia.
In the blog Pronto, Miguel Centellas writes that despite the logical assumption that indigenous groups would never go against Evo Morales, “the government is losing its grip on the indigenous movement.” Centellas analyses the indigenous and environmental challenges the Bolivian government is facing.
The blog Letras Alteñas [es] has posted two videos showing the celebration of the Aymara New Year in the city of Tiahuanacu.
Mario R. DURAN CHUQUIMIA shares his opinion on the recent increase in the price of public transportation in a podcast in the blog Palabras Libres [es].
In an effort to expand the use of social media and Web 2.0 in Bolivia, Alberto Medrano from the blog Letras Alteñas [es] taught a course on the subject and noticed great enthusiasm from the people of El Alto to learn about these new technologies.
In Bolivia, the cost to obtain a country-specific internet domain has been seen as too expensive. Some bloggers and twitterers have expressed their concern on the Facebook page of the state institution administering the domains, and carried over their campaign to their blogs and Twitter accounts.
Completing the World Cup sticker album was a family tradition started by the grandfather of blogger Miguel Centellas in Bolivia. Now, Centellas is trying to continue this practice in his grandfather's memory.
The Bolivian movie, “En busca del paraíso” [es] (“Searching for Paradise”) will be released in Spain on June 11 through Televeo.com [es]. Miguel Esquirol Ríos [es] explains that the movie is about Bolivian immigrants in Spain; he is happy that the movie will reach a foreign audience through the Internet.
The XI International Book Fair held in Santa Cruz has set a new record this year with over fifteen thousand attendees in the first five days. The fair this year commemorates the Bicentennial of Santa Cruz, as Willy Andres [es] explains. Sixty new literary pieces will be presented; the fair ends June 6 [es].