Gustavo Torrico (MAS) had this to say about President Carlos Mesa via La Epoca weekly newspaper’s Frase de la Semana: “Mesa es como esos chicos malcriados que siempre se meten en problemas y después hay que ir a salvarlos. Sería bueno que aprenda a gobernar” Where would one “learn how to govern”? So far no… Continue reading Easier Said Than Done
The current bid to name a new species of monkey found in the Madidi National Park in Western Bolivia is up to $22,000. Bidding ends on March 3.
One site that I’ve been checking regularly has been a site called Bolivia..Lo Mejor Que Tenemos. The site’s owner scans the online newspapers from the region to see what they are writing about Bolivia. Today’s listing of stories uncovered some interesting developments in Peru and Mexico. Evo Morales lanzará versión de su partido político en… Continue reading Bolivia News From the Neighbors
What do you think of when you hear the word – genocide? Auschwitz, Darfur, Rwanda? How about Goni and El Alto? The Attorney General’s office in Bolivia has six months to present the case of genocide against former President Gonzalo “Goni” Sanchez de Lozada. The Bolivian Congress insisted he should be accused of genocide –… Continue reading Genocide It Is
Ricardo de Rato, IMF Director, visited Bolivia and met with several individuals and groups. As expected much of the meeting touched on the sale of hydrocarbons. The IMF released a statement from De Rato: “Nevertheless, crucial challenges remain. It will be critical to take advantage of the favorable world economy to move forward and forge… Continue reading The IMF in Bolivia
Club Bolivar, which almost won the Copa Sudamericana last year, beat Brazilian power Santos last Wednesday 4-3 in the first match in Group 2 of the Copa Libertadores. The team from São Paulo, which Pele made famous, was blindsided by Argentine midfielder Cristian Zermatte and his hat-trick. I have been without Fox Sports for a… Continue reading Bolivar and International Competition
During my backpacking time in Peru in 2001, schedules would change and decisions would be made instantly. Going with the flow would be my modus operandi. As a result, I would usually have to take what was available in terms of transportation. On my way back to Puno and the Bolivian border, the last bus… Continue reading Speaking Up