After the Salvadoran community, it is estimated that Bolivian immigrants make up the second largest Latin American community in the Washington DC Metro area. So there is no surprise to see American and Bolivian flags among the student marchers today in Northern Virginia. A slideshow and audio interview with a Bolivian-American student is included in… Continue reading Bolivians March in VA
Bolivia Indymedia is always on top of things with on-the-ground reporting and photographs of today’s confrontation with police at the Cochabamba airport were published online within hours. There is no doubt that there were orders to clear the runways, but now the question is who gave these orders. The Democracy Center had an interesting exchange… Continue reading Repression?
Workers of the airline Lloyd Aereo Boliviano took control of the Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba. Apparently, planes are blockading the runways and the police are using tear gas to disperse the protestors. This is President Morales’ first challenge with protestors that cause inconveniences for the country. They are calling for the nationalization of the… Continue reading LAB on the Brink
Global Voices colleague Rosario Lizana pulls together various Chilean bloggers’ thoughts on the sea issue between Chile and Bolivia. The article can be found here on the Global Voices Online site.
It was a matter of time, but the Evo Morales phenomenon has reached the MySpace social networking site. Two Evo Morales profiles have appeared, obviously not the Evo. One makes light of him and one is a little more admiring. I’ll let you decide which is which. Profile 1 Profile 2 (complete with celia cruz… Continue reading Evo Morales, Social Networker
Questions still remain in the aftermath of last week’s bizarre bombings in La Paz. Two are behind bars while a country is relieved that it seems to be an isolated event. How did someone with such a past receive a license to sell explosives? In hindsight, a mentally unstable individual with a criminal history usually… Continue reading Fall Out from the Bombings
I think I’m sleeping with a nightlight on tonight. Fellow blogger Jonathan Olguin uncovered some bizarre background information on the two suspects in the Bolivian bombings. He sent me an email this evening and also posted a comment on Miguel B.’s blog MABB with some links which surfaced after a Google search. This information comes… Continue reading A Little Bit About the 2 Suspects