La Paz Prefect and ex-Mayor of El Alto, Jose Luis “Pepe Lucho” Paredes vs. American Idol winner Tyler Hicks
Bolivian President Evo Morales has accepted Bill Clinton’s invitation to be a part of a “Call to Action” summit sponsored by his Global Initiative. The summit to be held on September 20-22 in New York seeks to bring “together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to global problems.” Category: Bolivia
Some of the social movements and other MAS congressmen have publicly come out in favor of changing the Constitution so that a president can be reelected for a consecutive term. However, Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera and the offical MAS stance does not support this proposal. Linera indicated that President Evo Morales is putting the final… Continue reading Reelection is not an Official Position
Bush in Chicago Q Thank you. Alana Foster (ph), Westport, Connecticut. Speaking of oil-producing countries that are not friendly to the United States right now, I’m very concerned about what’s going on in Venezuela and Bolivia and all, the coalition of Hugo Chavez. I wondered what your strategy was going to be, or what you’re… Continue reading Erosion of Democracy
Johnny Fernandez, former chief of Unidad Cívica Solidaridad (UCS), a political party which had not much success in recent elections, resurfaced with a bit of flare for the dramatic. Even though one of his half-million dollar country homes was auctioned off to pay back taxes, Fernandez laughed it off. Fernandez has been largely M.I.A. since… Continue reading Johnny Fernandez
I’m not going to attempt to give my opinion on the upcoming Peru elections, since it is not my country. Yes, the outcome will obviously affect Bolivia, but I’ll just sit back and watch. Tonight I had the opportunity to watch a portion of the Presidential debate between Ollanta Humala and Alan Garcia. To my… Continue reading Peru Elections
The new Bolivian blog weekly summary is up at Global Voices Online. This week’s round-up focuses on the blog maintained by the Constitutional Tribunal, which allows for individuals to comment about its rulings.