Almost every new poll released in Bolivia, such as the one that states that 6 out of 10 Bolivians want to leave the country and the one that states the Armed Forces and Catholic Church have high favorable ratings, has been conducted by the polling firm Apoyo, Opinión y Mercado Bolivia. Sure one might want… Continue reading Guilty By Association?
There seems to not have been even a peep to come from the self-described “Frente Nacional Anticorrupción” since they claimed responsibility for the dynamite blast in Santa Cruz on May 14. Were they a bunch of amateurs wanting to make some national noise or have they been in the spotlight all along? The broadcasted video… Continue reading Putting 2 + 2 Together?
It appears that the government of Carlos Mesa has taken the route of working within the existing democratic institutions to put a halt to the marches and protests that have paralyzed the city of La Paz. Instead of using force to stop the violent marches, a series of lawsuits has been placed on COB leader… Continue reading Four Named in Lawsuit
Finally! Every week I have been scouring the movie listings to see when the movie “Our Brand is Crisis” will hit the area. Apparently it is so obscure that it didn’t land a place in the IMDB. The documentary’s subject matter goes hand-in-hand with this website’s main focus: Bolivia. This movie directed by Rachel Boynton… Continue reading Our Brand is Crisis
Blah blah blah Chavez, blah blah Castro, blah blah Marxist red-bellied Communists! Language and labels like this cannot be constructive when talking about the current situation in Bolivia. Too much is being made of Hugo Chavez in regards to the protests and marches in Bolivia. As Boz writes, Chavez is not Darth Sidious. And most… Continue reading Who is Financing the Marches?
After a week-long back and forth struggle between police and groups of marchers who tried to enter Plaza Murillo and literally shut it down, most of the groups have decided to take a break. They will wait until Tuesday to see what Congress does as it reconvenes to decide on the Constituent Assembly and Referendum… Continue reading Embedded With the Marches
On Channel 4 Radio Popular, two Lt. Colonels Julio Herrera and Julio Cesar Galindo called for the toppling of President Carlos Mesa’s government, nationalization of hydrocarbons, convocating the Constituent Assembly and to implement a military-civil government. The head of the Armed Forces, Luis Aranda, stressed that these were isolated voices within the Armed Forces. Both… Continue reading Two Lt. Colonels