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Minding my own business at a corner internet cafe along a main avenue in Cochabama, I noticed a commotion originating from the city’s main plaza, one block away. Dozens of pedestrians were holding their mouths and I knew that could only mean one thing – tear gas was dispersed to quell some disturbance. I quickly… Continue reading What About Bolivia?
I was sick to my stomach. A pounding headache confined me to bed most of the afternoon. The cause must have been some combination of the high altitude and what I had seen on TV. Usually Bolivian cable television offers up some pretty good programming without the excess of commercials. However, the images of the… Continue reading In La Paz
During my last “vacation”, it was hardly rest and relaxation. I could not pass up an opportunity to witness and be a part of history. A family friend invited me along the campaign, where I met a who’s who of Bolivian politicians, hearing and seeing things from the inside. From sun-up to sun-down, if it… Continue reading Vacation
Whenever I return to Bolivia, the first thing that I do is see what´s new. Construction is booming. It appears that on every block in the city center, a new apartment building is on its way up. For starters, fewer individuals want to live in a house, even though it offers more space, a garden… Continue reading First Impressions
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