Latest posts by Mario Duran
In the city of Sucre, confrontations between citizens and police claimed the lives of four Bolivians. Delegates from the governing party decided on the text of a new constitution without including the opposition. Bolivian bloggers based in Sucre and across the country commented on the violence and tactics used by the majority party.
José Andrés Sánchez writes for the Santa Cruz daily El Deber, and also maintains a blog where he adds supplemental information about his published articles. In his blog, he recalls his earlier encounter with a recently murdered "pimp," who was interviewed for his story about child prostitution. A Cochabamba blogger also criticizes the "fashion society" that values butts over brains.
Another varied week in the Bolivian blogosphere bring us news on the recent conflict involving the Constitutional Tribunal, the appearance of transvestites on the streets of Santa Cruz, a question about Bolivia's nationalization and the celebration of Mother's Day.
After nine months, the work of the Constituent Assembly, which has been charged with writing a new constitution remains stagnant. In addition, the government has began to place restrictions on the import of used clothing and on the export of wood, and bloggers weigh in.