During a press conference, where President Morales was asked about the delay in announcing the Hydrocarbons policy and promised nationalization, he summarized, “It (nationalization) is not simple, it is not easy” Category: Bolivia
*Website in support for ex-director of the National Roads Service Jose Maria Bakovic. *Sneak preview of the nationalization decree at the website Energy Press. *Alvaro Garcia Linera to visit Washington, DC in June. *Latest Global Voices Online weekly Bolivian blog summary, which includes some interesting journalist blogs. *Plus, according to P.A.T., ambassador-designate to the United… Continue reading Links for Saturday
The Washington Post profiled the new Justice Minister, Casimira Rodriguez. As a former domestic servant or empleada, she holds a unique perspective on an entire group of Bolivians who have traditionally received little justice. She fought to gain some of the rights currently enjoyed by thousands of empleadas, such as the Sunday day off. However,… Continue reading New Justice Minister
Read Rebecca MacKinnon’s op/ed piece in the Washinton Post about a jailed AIDS activist and a jailed documentary filmmaker and blogger Hao Wu, who was kidnapped by Chinese state agents. Hao Wu was a regional editor for the Global Voices Online project.
Last week, Bolivian football star Marco “el Diablo” Etcheverry held his tribute and farewell match in Santa Cruz. Traditionally these games finally mean retirement once and for all. Etcheverry held onto the hope to have one more go at it, but clearly, he no longer was the maestro that helped Bolivia qualify for its first… Continue reading Morales First Trip to the U.S.?
I present to you the cyborg prefect of Santa Cruz, Ruben Costas, and his scheme of national domination. Link sent to me by Jonathan. Okay, now that you’ve pondered those images and sounds, I can assure you that they were not created by Claudius Lestat de Orleans y Montevideo, although I must that was my… Continue reading Ruben Costas Says "All Your Base are Belong to Us"