I have one day to spend in Madrid before flying out Sunday morning back to the United States. After checking my email, catching up on Bloglines, and reading some newspapers, I am pretty much set for my return. Tonight I will go catch the Atletico Madrid match against Atletico Bilbao. The tickets were a little… Continue reading One Day in Madrid
Barrio Flores is off to Spain and Portugal for two weeks. When I return, this blog may be undergoing some different changes, especially in relation to an exciting opportunity coming up in August. So, Bolivia may have to wait.
The Bolivian Electoral Court has confirmed that the next round of elections are scheduled for August 12. This first step towards more local government participation will be another test of the strength of the citizens’ groups and political parties. These should be interesting to gauge progress from the various political parties and to find out… Continue reading Prefect Elections – August 12
You can still find old posters on the walls of some of the photocopy stands around the University commemorating the Pope’s visit to Bolivia in 1988. The five-day visit from May 9-13 took him all across the country. At the airport in El Alto he continued his practice of kissing the ground of his newly… Continue reading The Pope in Bolivia
Tonight’s international match between the hometown DC United and Mexican League champs UNAM Pumas will be something special for the Bolivians in the area. Both teams come equipped with Bolivian firepower with last year’s near-MVP Jaime Moreno for DC United and the inconsistent forward Joaquin Botero for Pumas (pictured). This semi-final match for the CONCACAF… Continue reading A Match Between Bolivians
El Alto is now considered one of the 4 major urban centers in Bolivia (the others: La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba). Bolivia’s “youngest city” can now boast having a team in the Bolivian Football League with the unveiling of their new stadium “Cosmos 79” located about an hour’s bus ride from the center of… Continue reading El Alto's New Stadium
As tax filing deadline approaches and as the Minutemen Project assembles in southern Arizona, one can’t help but put taxes into perspective for undocumented immigrants. The New York Times published an article highlighting the amounts pumped into the Social Security coffers, from invalid SS Numbers, labeled as “Earnings Suspense File” meaning that one day the… Continue reading Immigrants and Taxes