- Carlos Mesa interview with the Santa Cruz newspaper El Deber.
- Bloguivianos 2008 – National blogger’s conference to be held in La Paz and El Alto.
- Marcelo Martins Moreno hopes to give the Bolivian National Team 3 points today vs. Chile..”I hope to be englightened in order to score goals.”
Bolivia scores a rare road victory in Jo’burg. Joselito Vaca scores the lone goal. It is Erwin Sanchez’ biggest victory in his short career.
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The “coca” committee of the Constituent Assembly approved a resolution asking companies like Coca-Cola and…Coca-Cola to refrain from using the word coca in their name. Yet, order too many people turn a blind eye to using coca to make cocaine.
Goal comes at 2:10 mark. Great start for the young Bolivian forward.
There was talk that the Corso de Corsos, Cochabamba’s version of Carnaval (a week later), would be cancelled. Many wanted to cancel the festivities that featured dance groups, a lot of water balloons and a lot of drinking. The fact that the route would
Ex-president and historian focuses on the historical role of Evo Morales, but also thinks that he is blowing it.
A group of activists along with Oscar Olivera protested in front of Goni’s house in suburban Washington, DC.
“Venezuela will not keep its arms crossed if the Bolivian government and people are attacked from outside or within,” said Chavez. “Within” is the scary part.
Via Guccio’s page, where he said “This sequence of pictures is not from Irak. Those are from Huanuni (Bolivia).” Truly the area around the mine is a forgotten part of Bolivia and a far cry from the modernities of the urban centers.
The Mexican professor and “sometimes advisor” to Hugo Chavez, according to the Internatonal Herald Tribune, wrote this “article” regarding the forces and groups involved in this alleged plot, which appeared in the Bolivian paper El Mundo. Naturally, Chavez provided his two cents on the matter.
- La Razon interview with Vice-Minister or “Drug Czar” Felipe Caceres who says that 40-50% of the coca in the Chapare goes towards the drug trade.
LR: Vice-Minister, of the 3,200 hectares that come from the cato of coca and are permitted in the Chapare, what percentage do you think goes to the Sacaba market and how much has another destination?
FC: According to the reports, between 50-60% of he coca goes to the legal market. Unfortunately the rest..well narcotrafficking still absorbs the excess coca, the Government, and we must be honest and with much responsibility, we cannot deny the illegal business. We must adjust our policies of interdiction. For example, we must fulfill President Morales’ line of ‘zero cocaine’.
LR: So you are saying that part of the coca produced in the Tropics of Cochabamba goes toward narcotrafficking?
FC: We must say so, and we cannot cover the sun with a finger. We must be responsible as a State and reiterate, when there is still poverty, narcotrafficking will still prevail.
This is a new addition to this blog in an attempt to revive its usefulness. Since I read and find new pages about Bolivia on a daily basis, I’ll try to add these links on a semi-daily basis.
This video doesn’t quite have the same raw effect that the original, and now unavailable “All Your Base..” video. The extended remix tries to add a little bit too much at the end, but it is still quite an interesting find.
I really wish I had the time and the patience to translate my original English summaries for Global Voices Online. Miguel E. from El Forastero, who recently moved to Columbus, OH continues to do a fine job and provides a great service.
A brilliant cartoon parodying the “Todos Hacia la Consitutyente” campaign, but touches on a serious matter on the minds of many Bolivians – civil war. Cuevas’ blog is one of the best because it says a lot more with images than I could ever say with my written ramblings.