Plans for a department-wide strike, threats of a refusal to pay taxes, and even whispers of an orchestrated golpe, sounds like the shenanigans of the COB (Central Obrero Boliviana), right? Guess again, but now the same tactics used by the far-extreme left are being used by the far-extreme right. The Comite Civico of Santa Cruz… Continue reading Extremism
With only three days to go before I begrudgingly return to the United States, it would be better for me to save all the posts floating in my head till I return. I have had a lot of good experiences here and met some interesting people. I have uploaded a ton of pictures, but I… Continue reading Backlog
I do not think they translated Farhenheit 9/11 into Spanish, even though in Latin America they use Celsius. However, this movie opened in Cochabamba last Friday. It has been out on bootleg DVDs long before. A friend of mine saw the film on opening night and saw MAS senator Filemon Escobar among the moviegoers. My… Continue reading F9/11 in Bolivia
Sign by the elevator in my apartment building.
In Uyuni, Bolivia will be host to a giant hot air balloon festival. This will be an excellent launching point to focus Bolivia´s tourism to this unique salt plain. Even LAB airlines will begin service to Uyuni. However, the hot air that I am most concerned about is coming from Santa Cruz, where the so-called… Continue reading Hot Air in Bolivia
My new adopted hometown team, DC United, finally won a game on the road. And when it counts the most: during the playoffs. The 2nd game of the home-and-home series will be the night I return back in the States on October 30th.