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· March, 2012

Stories about Bolivia from March, 2012

Bolivia: The Wandering Hands of the Santa Cruz Mayor

Santa Cruz Mayor Percy Fernández is in hot water because of his apparent inappropriate touching of city council member Desirée Bravo, which was caught on tape by the media during...

Bolivia: Promoting Internet Connectivity in the ‘Real’ and ‘Virtual’ World

Blogger Mario R. Durán from Palabras Libres [es] lists the recent accomplishments of a group of activists that make up the Facebook group “Más ancho de banda para Bolivia” (“More...

‘Mujeres Construyendo': Empowering Women, One Blog at a Time

Mujeres Construyendo, the first platform for female bloggers in Spanish, wants to convert Hispanic women into creators of internet content. We talk to its founder, Claudia Calvin, about this growing...

Bolivia: New March Against TIPNIS Road to Start in April

Dario Kenner, a blogger based in La Paz, reports that “a majority of community leaders from the TIPNIS indigenous territory and national park decided to begin a march towards La...

Bolivia: Remembering Domitila Barrios de Chungara

Emily Achtenberg, in the blog Rebel Currents, profiles Domitila Barrios de Chungara, “long-time social activist, union leader, feminist, revolutionary, and national heroine who died March 13 in Cochabamba at age...

Bolivia: A Serious Bid to Lift UN Ban on the Coca Leaf?

Bolivia's government is seeking the international depenalisation of the coca leaf with the support of coca growers and others within the country, but faces both internal and foreign challenges.

Intercontinental Cry Will Launch Spanish Edition

Ahni announces the upcoming Spanish edition of Intercontinental Cry [es], which will go live on March 31, 2012. “The main objective of IC Espanol is, of course, to provide Spanish...

Ibero-American Blogging Competition Asks Teens: “What are you reading?”

The Organization of Ibero-American States invites teens ages 12 to 15 to enter a blogging competition about reading. The sign up [es] deadline is May 31, 2012, and judges will...

Bolivia: Disabled Demonstrators End Weeks of Protests

Disabled Bolivians protesting to demand more welfare support have ended “weeks of protests after Bolivian president Evo Morales agreed to some of their main demands,” Erwin C. reports in The...

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