November 12, 2003

Re: The anatomy of an article

I started the research for this article by simply reading Bolivian newspapers. These you will find on the links on the right of the screen. They are: El Diario, La Prensa, La Razon, El Deber and Los Tiempos. These are the major newspapers in La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, the three most important cities in Bolivia.

Once I read articles concerning these social movements, I started to ask myself the questions I stated in the Nov. 2nd blog. As a result of such questions, I wanted to understand who these two figures were. As a result, I conducted a google search. This search presented me with various articles mentioning the two people I was interested in learning about. Additionally, the search brought up interesting links of sites I would have never though or known to visit. A list of the search results follows and a description of what is in them:

Agua Bolivia org -- Has lots of information about water management in Cochabamba
Asamblea por la Soberania
de los Pueblos
-- Site that talks about the Assembly for the sovereignty of the people
Aymara net -- Well organized network dealing with various issues, including indigenous movements and provides a forum.
Bio of Felipe Quispe -- Leftist E-zine. Article about the life of Felipe Quispe.
Bolivia -- Political site, has a section dealing with Bolivian issues.
Indymedia -- Site presenting self proclaimed alternative articles and coverage about Bolivia.
Nodo50 -- Interesting article about Felipe Quispe.
Evo Morales - Bio -- Information about MAS leader, Evo Morales. -- More info about Evo Morales.
Inymedia's Peru site -- This is the Peruvian site in the inymedia network.
Movimiento al Socialismo -- Web site of the political party MAS.
Movimiento Pachakuti -- Interesting site, worthy of a visit to understand some of the agendas underlining these movements.
MAS Bolivia -- Another site of MAS.
Musicosandinos -- This site shows the links between Pachakuti movement and workers organizations in Bolivia. -- Site with lots of cronologic information about events in Bolivia.

These sites, for the moment, are providing information as well as clues on the various dimensions of the socio-political layers and connections of these social movements.