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news | by Eduardo Avila | June 09, 2004 at 02:16 PM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
The Bolivian government, through the Minsitry of the Presidency, has launched an interactive website pertaining to all issues of the upcoming gas Referendum, which takes place on July 18. The website and information campaign called "Te Toca A Ti', reflects President Carlos Mesa's journalism and media backgroud.... " more
news | by Eduardo Avila | May 31, 2004 at 10:03 PM | comments (2) | trackback (0)
The Road to the World Cup Germany 2006 continues with games on Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2. After the last game on Wednesday, the qualifying process will be one-third of the way through to determine which teams will represent the CONMEBOL (Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol) in the World... " more
news | by Eduardo Avila | May 26, 2004 at 05:04 PM | comments (2) | trackback (0)
President Hugo Chavez has found a new way to push his revolutionary propaganda. If you've ever caught a glimpse of his program "Alo President", you know that not even the most fervent Chavista could remain awake through his colorful, yet repetitive speech. The state television station, Channel 8 has found... " more
news | by Eduardo Avila | April 28, 2004 at 07:04 PM | comments (5) | trackback (0)
Perhaps there is not the huge split between Eastern and Western Bolivia with regards to the touchy gas exportation issue. Many elite business “leaders” in Santa Cruz and Tarija have claimed that the departments of the “media luna” (half moon, because their location forms that shape in the eastern part... " more
news | by Eduardo Avila | April 23, 2004 at 11:57 PM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
The Peruvian newspaper, La Republica, reported that sources said the United States Treasury Undersecretary John Taylor had an interesting conversation with Bolivian President Carlos Mesa during his recent trip to Argentina. The daily reported that Taylor had suggested to Mesa that elections be moved up and scheduled for the end... " more
news | by Eduardo Avila | April 22, 2004 at 10:36 PM | comments (1) | trackback (0)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently released the results of the report: Democracy in Latin America: Towards a Citizens Democracy. The most surprising finding was that approximately 55% of those surveyed would support an authoritarian government, instead of a democratic government, if it meant that economic conditions would improve.... " more
news | by Eduardo Avila | April 11, 2004 at 08:25 PM | comments (1) | trackback (0)
The weekly Bolivian newspaper Pulso published a first hand account of the tense and suprisingly, relaxed final moments of miner, Eustaquio Picachuri. He was killed on March 30, when the dynamite strapped to his body exploded.... " more
news | by Edward Hugh | March 26, 2004 at 05:56 AM | comments (2) | trackback (0)
Just to say a quick hi to everyone, offer a couple of apologies, and bring you a bit of interesting news.... " more
news | by Michael Darragh | March 15, 2004 at 07:30 PM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
Gargantuan blocks of ice sheered off the front wall of Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier, collapsing with a roar into a Patagonian lake - a spectacle not seen in 16 years. Thousands of tourists applauded as the 70-metre-tall wall of ice crashed down. The 3,000-year-old glacier known as the "White Giant"...
news | by Michael Darragh | March 12, 2004 at 12:49 AM | comments (1) | trackback (0)
If you would like to express your condolences to the people of Spain, here is a list of Spanish embassies and consulates in Latin America.
news | by Henry Schroy | February 03, 2004 at 10:54 AM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
Watch out what you do with your fingers...... " more
news | by Henry Schroy | February 03, 2004 at 10:24 AM | comments (0) | trackback (0)
For now the Guaranis and Kaiowas who had seized farmer's lands in Brasil are backing off, but the issue concerning their original land remains unresolved...... " more
news | by Marcelo | January 16, 2004 at 09:32 AM | comments (23) | trackback (0)
The city of San Luis, Argentina, has returned to the relatively normal political spacetime shared by the rest of mankind, where -for example- cities have only one elected major at a time. Luckly for us bloggers, it's likely to lapse into magical realism again any day soon, and if it... " more
news | by josephine | January 08, 2004 at 03:22 AM | comments (29) | trackback (0)
Como mencionó Miguel, en su mensaje del 4 de enero pasado el presidente Mesa tocó el tema de la mediterraneidad boliviana en términos que continúan provocando declaraciones de autoridades gubernamentales y artículos periodísticos en los países aludidos por el presidente boliviano: Chile y Perú.... " more
news | by Michael Darragh | January 02, 2004 at 10:12 PM | comments (65) | trackback (0)
Brazil says it will not end court-ordered photographing and fingerprinting of US visitors, a tit-for-tat response to a similar US measure, despite grumbling over the US action. "I consider the act itself absolutely brutal, an attack on human rights, a violation of human dignity, xenophobic and as bad as the...
news | by Michael Darragh | December 22, 2003 at 09:48 PM | comments (44) | trackback (0)
GOLD Fields intends to develop its first South American gold mine at the Cerro Corona gold project in Peru within two years as the company moves to diversify its asset base outside South Africa. The world's fourth-largest gold producer has bought a 92% stake in Peruvian company Sociedad Minera La...
art and culture | by Michael Darragh | December 20, 2003 at 08:35 PM | comments (41) | trackback (0)
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