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
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?
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
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
Update 01/17/09: correction, please see Jenny’s comment below. h/t to Jwuo. Apparently Bolivian president Evo Morales and other South American leaders are making an appearance on the Simpsons. Can you guess who is who? (Answer after the jump)
Not all of Bolivia subscribed to the rest of the world’s desire for Barack Obama to be elected as president. The secondary school students at the Santa Cruz Cooperative School preferred McCain-Palin. As Aka Lusi wrote: I figure most kids vote their parent’s politics, and most of our parents belong to the anti-Evo Morales crew.… Continue reading Obama Loses at School in Santa Cruz
MAS busca un reemplazante para Vicepresidente – Alvaro Garcia Linera states that he will not run for reelection during the 2009 presidential elections and that is seeking to be president in 2014.