This was the picture at the Jo’burg airport (301 days to kick-off):
originally posted at Global Voices Soon after the final vote was cast in the April 4th municipal and departmental elections and the official results began pouring in, many bloggers started to provide their analysis and interpretation of the results. On that day, Bolivians would set out to elect local mayors and members of the city… Continue reading Bolivia: Election Results Reveal Emergence of New Opposition Force
Global Voices Advocacy, the branch of Global Voices Online that covers examples of online censorship, targeting of bloggers by oppressive governments, and pushing for freedom of expression is participating in the Blogging for a Cause contest sponsored by Zemanta. During my first trip to the Middle East last month, I met some Egyptian bloggers who… Continue reading Support Global Voices Advocacy
Originally published at Global Voices Rivalries in Argentine football can become quite heated. The battles on the field often spill over into the stands, as club supporters clash with one another in various sections of the stadium. With nearly half of the 20 teams in the Argentine first division league located in the greater Buenos… Continue reading Xenophobia in the Football Stands in Argentina
A video of my cousin’s puppy. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2915417&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1it’s max from eduardo ávila on Vimeo.
Bolivia was recently listed as one of the top 11 most dangerous destinations for foreign tourists, joining Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. According to this Los Tiempos story, Bolivia is considered to be unsafe because of the continued conflict between the government and the opposition groups. This certainly is overreacting, since tourists are not targeted or… Continue reading Bolivia a Dangerous Tourist Destination?
Carnaval is about five weeks away, but all throughout the city of Cochabamba, teens and university students are gearing up with the annual water balloon tradition. It also takes place in other cities in Bolivia. Groups of young people buy water balloons from enterprising vendors and use them for target practice. Young men only usually… Continue reading Water Balloons Really Irk Some
December 28 marks Bolivia and much of Latin America’s version of April Fools Day (Día de los Inocentes). Newspapers from around the country try to show how cute that they can be by planting fake stories on their print and online versions. An example of a good joke was the sports story in Los Tiempos… Continue reading April Fools Day in December
Looks like the Bolivian government is getting into the “truth” business by creating the first state-run newspaper. According to ABI (the state’s information department), Evo Morales said: “Por primera el Estado tendrá su propio periódico y que difundirá cada día la verdad mediante los medios de comunicación”, señaló el Jefe de Estado.. “For the first… Continue reading Truthiness in the Media
From Rising Voices Application Deadline: January 18, 2009 Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, is now accepting project proposals for microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects. Ideal applicants will present innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to communities that are poorly positioned to discover and… Continue reading Rising Voices Microgrant Funds – Deadline January 18, 2009