It is apparent that those who make up the Bolivian blogosphere reside in all parts of the world. There are those who live in Europe, the Middle East and in other parts of the Americas. I am still waiting on the first Bolivian blog written from Africa. In order to get a better sense of… Continue reading Blogs Bolivia Frappr Map
While cleaning my email inbox, I ran across this picture that my friend David sent me awhile back. As you can see, it’s quite odd. (English Translation: Fatal Accident in Flores, Two Persons and a Bolivian Die) Apparently, Cronica TV is a sensationalist television channel in Argentina, which makes a habit of flashing bizarre headlines.
The U.S. ambassador at the time, Manuel Rocha, has been blamed for the surprising finish by Evo Morales in the 2002 elections. When he claimed that the Bolivia would risk their foreign aid if Morales were elected, many denounced his statements as interventionist and meddlesome. For some, those comments provided a little extra incentive to… Continue reading Double Standard
As seen on P.A.T. news, Mario Cossio (ex-MNR), who is running for Prefect in Tarija will formally request that cell phones, especially those with built-in cameras be banned from the voting booth. Cossio is concerned that the phone could be utilized as a tool for voter fraud. According to Cossio, a person would receive a… Continue reading Ban the Cell Phone
People outside of Bolivia know relatively little about Evo Morales. Some romanticize the movement as a faultless leftist utopia, while others demonize Morales by utilizing the same generalizations without truly seeing how the rhetoric has evolved. It’s fair to say that these inconsistencies (dare I say, “flip-flops”) cloud the reality of where the entire MAS… Continue reading Evo Morales in the New York Times
Evo Morales seems to be promising the moon during this election season. In reality, some think Morales isn’t as radical as his rhetoric. He needs to secure the campesino vote and hope that Felipe Quispe’s MIP does not steal support from the Altiplano and some areas of El Alto. But his campaign promises, which will… Continue reading Lofty Expectations
A group of election observers, headed up by Colombian Horacio Serpa, from the Organization of American States arrived in Bolivia. They have set up shop and will remain in the country through the December 18 elections. Currently they are meeting with the different candidates. President Eduardo Rodriguez has also requested the presence of the United… Continue reading OAS to Monitor Elections