“¡Trato o truco!” That is what some kiddies say in La Paz when trick or treating. La Razon published a story today about the growth of this unofficial holiday in Bolivia. A 10-year old kid interviewed for the story said: “There are some people that get mad when we ring their doorbell, but we tell… Continue reading Bolivian Halloween
My hometown football teams were trounced yesterday. If these were the late 1980s, I would be greatly depressed over the defeat of the Washington Redskins, who lost 36-0 to the NY Giants. John Riggins, Art Monk and Darrell Green no longer play for this American football team and my interest in that sport has diminished… Continue reading Tough Crowd
The Electoral Court says that there is not enough time to prepare the necessary materials for a December 4th election. Two other Sundays in December are still available and still remain as acceptable dates, although postponing the election an additional 7-14 days could negatively affect the frontrunner. In this case, the favorite is Evo Morales,… Continue reading The Reaction
My brother sent me this article from The Onion newspaper. Bolivia Joins DOPEC LA PAZ, BOLIVIA—The South American nation of Bolivia was inducted into the Development Organization of Powder-Exporting Countries Monday. “As the world’s third-largest producer of coca, we are pleased to join Colombia, Peru, Mexico, and other proud nations in economic partnership,” said Sonia… Continue reading Bolivia in "La Cebolla"
MAS’ new website is designed well and easy to navigate. Turns out the site was designed by Komunicate, a company located in Medellin, Colombia. Miguel from MABB wonders why the site was designed in that relatively distant South American country, “Aren’t there companies able to design and host websites in Bolivia?” A.M. Mora y Leon… Continue reading Jumping to Conclusions
Alvaro Garcia Linera, Vice-Presidential candidate for MAS said in a recent debate: “The five largest movements that can mobilize in a destabilizing way are now with MAS,” And this is a good thing? Well, Garcia Linera seems to hint that a MAS presidency will halt (temporarily) the threat of blockades and marches, which Bolivians have… Continue reading Destabilizing Forces
October 2000: This is the first in a series of photo + descriptions of photos taken during my time in South America between 2000-2003. Overnight buses from Cochabamba always dump you at the La Paz bus station no later than 6:30 a.m. The urge to linger as long as possible catching as much sleep as… Continue reading A Look Back: Plaza Murillo