Courtesy of Google Video: Apparently the Zelaya character closely resembles, um, Evo? at 4 minutes Sorry. Sure. What’s done, what’s undone… What’s done that we’d like to undo… Or do over… Do away with… Demonstration in Bolivia, outside our embassy. Big one. Over the ambassador’s statement. It’s being seen as interfering in their election. The… Continue reading West Wing Bolivia Plot Line
Last month, El Deber published a nice profile piece about the recently elected Potosí mayor. René Joaquino, the “phenomenon” that pulled in 58% of the vote, is considered one of the up-and-coming mayors in the country and is making a name for himself on the national scene. His citizens’ group Alianza Social (AS) currently has… Continue reading René Joaquin, Potosí Mayor
Let’s see if they live up to the hype. Tickets for this sold-out show have been selling on Craig’s List and on Ebay for up to 60 bucks (face value 12 dollars). The Arcade Fire are one of those bands that it is now uncool to like them because they are too cool. Does that… Continue reading Off to See The Arcade Fire
The government of Carlos Mesa announced that on June 12, all nine Departments of the Republic of Bolivia will elect a Prefect. Each Prefect will have a term of five years, although those elected this coming June will only serve until 2007. In the past, prefects were named by the President. In addition to this… Continue reading Prefect Elections – June 12
I am confused. Who are the civic leaders from Santa Cruz fighting against? President Carlos Mesa, Evo Morales, El Alto, Political Parties, COB, Cocaleros, Ramiro Blacutt, their La Paz counterpart oligarchs, the poor, Che Guevara’s ghost or all “kollas” in general?
Even though the Megavision streaming video of the Santa Cruz cabildo has been sputtering, I was able to hear some of the populist rhetoric during the over-produced public gathering. In addition to some angry orators, Azul Azul was slated to perform and tens of thousands of flags were given away. There were some reports that… Continue reading Live Footage of Cabildo
I don’t want to read about Bolivia today. Tomorrow’s D-Day anyways, and I think it will end in military action (just a hunch). But for today, here are a couple of mp3s. (Right-click and save as). The two artists are very different. The first is a Brasilian tropicalia singer and the second is a indie-folk… Continue reading I'm Tired of All This (Again)