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?
I haven’t had much time to really reflect upon these whirlwind 17 days in Southern Africa. The days have been long and filling through four different countries: Swaziland, South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia. But as I sit in the airport in Johannesburg on route to my final two days in Cape Town, things are slowly… Continue reading Live From Africa
This will be my last post until September. It also coincides with the one-year anniversary that Barrio Flores was created in this current format. I never meant to start a blog. Back when the Living in Latin America webzine began in early 2004, I offered to contribute some of my pictures from my 2000-2001 year… Continue reading Barrio Flores at One Year
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
Up until now, it has seemed to be a two-man race with Tuto Quiroga vs. Evo Morales for the Presidential Elections in December. Even though Samuel Doria Medina will prove to be a formidable challenger, especially with betting it all with the Santa Cruz vote (having chosen Nacion Camba founder and former MIR cabinet member… Continue reading René Joaquino – The Third Option?