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I had plans to take off work to go down to Cecilia’s and watch the Bolivia – Venezuela game. In a perfect world, Bolivia would have defeated Argentina last Saturday and preparing themselves to capture all 6 points. However, the loss two days ago has put everyone in a foul mood. The news reports in… Continue reading No Game Today
When Jose Alfredo Castillo found the back of the net during Saturday’s match against Argentina and put Bolivia up 1-0, there was a bit of uneasiness that the joy wouldn’t last too long. Almost as expected, the Argentines scored two unanswered and ended up winning in La Paz 2-1. This is the story of the… Continue reading Defeatist Attitude
Bolivia attempts to capitalize on Argentina’s terror of the altitude of La Paz in today’s World Cup qualifier. In every interview of Argentine players, they always say they don’t want to talk about the altitude, but they do so anyway by saying that they don’t want to talking about it. A group of reporters from… Continue reading Bolivia – Argentina
According to the Inter-American Development Bank, the total amount of remittances increased in 2004 for practically every country in Latin America. Remittances from the United States and Europe help fuel Bolivia’s economy from the money sent back from family members working abroad. Remittances to Bolivia 2003 – $340 million dollars 2004 – $422 million dollars… Continue reading Bolivia – Remittances
Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the murder of Father Luis Espinal, S.J. in La Paz. Coincidentally, Fr. Espinal was killed only three days before another high-profile murder of an outspoken priest that criticized an oppressive government, Archibishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador. Born in Spain, Fr. Espinal came to Bolivia in 1968 and immediately… Continue reading Fr. Luis Espinal
Houston Chronicle: At present, analyst Alvaro Garcia said, groups representing the poor indigenous majority have begun directly challenging the political elite. “A new excluded group is demanding a seat at the table,” he said, “and there isn’t much room.” Didn’t MAS get the 2nd largest number of seats at the table? This monumental accomplishment seems… Continue reading A Couple of Recent Articles