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

Boliviana de Aviación in Cochabamba

Snapped this picture (through a dirty windshield) of new offices of the new Bolivian state airline Boliviana de Aviación (BOA), which is set to take-off soon.  Their central headquarters will be in Cochabamba, and will seemingly put LAB to rest permanently. From Wikipedia: The government says that it aims to “democratize air transport in Bolivia”… Continue reading Boliviana de Aviación in Cochabamba