This song is killing me right now…in a good way. One of my favorite songs at this moment is this chacerera from
By chance, I ran into this march along the Avenida Corrientes in Buenos Aires. More than anything the pedestrians and motorists were annoyed by the disruption along the very busy thoroughfare in the Argentine capital. However, there was no noticeable ‘booing’ or the Latin American equivalent – “whistling”. Today there was another march by Argentine protesters, so I assume they are used to these things.
As you can probably tell, I am intrigued by public transportation in India. When I stepped off the Delhi Metro, I knew the Red Fort tourist attraction was in the general vicinity, but wasn’t sure in what direction and what distance away. Roads are not clearly marked, so I hired this rickshaw driver to take me there. This open aired vehicle placed me right smack dab in the middle of Delhi traffic. Since rickshaws allow me to sit considerably higher up in the air than autorickshaws or taxis, I felt as if I were observing the action from my perch.
This is the first in the series of campaign ads for MAS that I’ll post over the next couple of weeks. I was given verbal permission by the executive producer to post them online. This one was shown exclusively in Santa Cruz, where MAS pulled off a surprising 2nd place finish.
I recently discovered this new tool to display videos called Daily Motion, ask so I am digging out some of the videos that I took on the road with the MAS campaign. Many of them will end up being the actual campaign ads that were shown on television. I received verbal permission to post them on the net.
This video was taken on the way to a campaign stop in a small community on the outskirts of Cochabamba. My friend Miguel was practicing his Quechua on the microphone which was dispersed via a giant speaker on the roof of the car, generic he admitted he was a bit rusty, as Spanish was the language he used nearly all of the time. I think he has aspirations to run for office someday. This was days before the close of campaign and he is inviting everyone to come to the Felix Capriles Stadium at 2 pm to see Evo Morales and the rest of the Departmental candidates.