Carlos Mesa Ready to Throw His Hat into the Ring

It’s almost official.  Former president Carlos Mesa will likely be one of Evo Morales’ chief rivals in the presidential elections tentatively scheduled for December 2009. Responding to questions by reporters in Lima, he said that if there will be elections (if and when the new Constitution passes), he will be a candidate.   My early… Continue reading Carlos Mesa Ready to Throw His Hat into the Ring

DEA is Ordered Out of Bolivia, and What the?

By now, we all know about the expulsion of the Drug Enforcement Agency out of Bolivia. However, when Evo Morales and his drug czar and former coca leader Felipe Caceres went to check out their installations, they were “surprised” that the DEA took their sophisticated equipment with them. The nerve of the US for taking their property with… Continue reading DEA is Ordered Out of Bolivia, and What the?

Rescue Simulation in Cochabamba

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

Possible Candidates For Bolivia Elections in 2009

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