Bolivia: Election Results Reveal Emergence of New Opposition Force

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

Xenophobia in the Football Stands in Argentina

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

Bolivia a Dangerous Tourist Destination?

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?

Truthiness in the Media

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

Rising Voices Microgrant Funds – Deadline January 18, 2009

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