The sounds of low flying planes, helicopters, and speeding ambulances filled the air of Cochabamba this morning. The volunteers of SAR – FAB (Rescue Service of Bolivia) sponsored a rescue simulation in response to an earthquake that hypotheticallly shook the city this morning. Earlier that morning, drivers of a couple of public transport lines blockaded… Continue reading Rescue Simulation in Cochabamba
Specuation only and it is really early…. Evo Morales Samuel Doria Medina Carlos Mesa Felipe Quispe René Joaquino Ruben Costas Manfred Reyes Villa Mario Cossio Eduardo Rodriguez Veltze Victor Hugo Cardenas I think the VP candidates would be more interesting. Many say Evo received the middle-class city vote because of his choice for VP, who… Continue reading Possible Candidates For Bolivia Elections in 2009
Update 01/17/09: correction, please see Jenny’s comment below. h/t to Jwuo. Apparently Bolivian president Evo Morales and other South American leaders are making an appearance on the Simpsons. Can you guess who is who? (Answer after the jump)
Not all of Bolivia subscribed to the rest of the world’s desire for Barack Obama to be elected as president. The secondary school students at the Santa Cruz Cooperative School preferred McCain-Palin. As Aka Lusi wrote: I figure most kids vote their parent’s politics, and most of our parents belong to the anti-Evo Morales crew.… Continue reading Obama Loses at School in Santa Cruz
MAS busca un reemplazante para Vicepresidente – Alvaro Garcia Linera states that he will not run for reelection during the 2009 presidential elections and that is seeking to be president in 2014.
I spent a considerable amount of time in the suburb city of Quillacollo back in 2005. It has grown quite a bit and is suffering from the same problems as its neighboring city of Cochabamba — crime. A group of neighbors decided enough was enough and hoped that by spraypainted an ominous warning that the… Continue reading Near Lynching
Originally published on Global Voices Online. A string of lynchings and attempted lynchings around Bolivia has caused a bit of concern around the country. The latest and most high-profile case [es] took place in the Altiplano town of Achacachi. Reports say that 11 men and women, who were allegedly accused of robbery were captured by… Continue reading Bolivia: Recent Lynchings Cause Concerns
The Bolivian Football Federation reminded all club teams that campaigning through the use of shirts with political, religious or personal messages are prohibited. This was in response to the tshirts worn by the Santa Cruz teams Oriente Petrolero and Blooming. The players came onto the field wearing white t-shirts with “NO” on the front. Obviously… Continue reading Adding Politics to Football
The Washington Post has a story on Morales’ Tuesday and Wednesday visit to Washington, DC, where he spoke at American University, was jeered at the OAS, and visited the Lincoln memorial. For his part, Morales seemed to place great hopes in Obama’s election, saying on several occasions that the two men had much in common… Continue reading Morales in Washington
So Evo Morales is in the United States this week, and some of my friends at American University will be attending his lecture at the school in Northwest DC. Due to the wonders of Facebook, there are some Bolivian residents are organizing a protest at the OAS. Here is the group invitation: And here are… Continue reading Protest the Protest?