Over Before It Started?

One of the “Alcaldes” that comprised the founding members of the Frente Amplio (FA) movement headed by Rene Joaquino, Presidential Candidate, has jumped ship. Miguel Becerra, mayor of Cobija in the small Department of Pando, accepted Samuel Doria Medina’s offer to be the Unidad Nacional’s (UN) Prefect candidate. So now there is speculation that this… Continue reading Over Before It Started?

6 De Agosto

Having spent numerous Bolivian Independence Days in Bolivia (mainly because it falls during the North American summer vacation), I have many memories of August 6th. When I was a kid, my grandmother’s apartment was situated right on El Prado, Cochabamba’s main promenade. Tradition calls for all of the area school kids, police, civic organizations, teachers,… Continue reading 6 De Agosto