August 24, 2006

News in English on Bolivia

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There is a dylema, which is not easy overcome. When trying to get information about Bolivia, we find foreign news and local news. Foreign news are, of course, in English, but so shallow one can barely wet ones feet, eventhough they are written often on location. Local news, on the other hand are a window, albeit with a filter, to what is going on in Bolivia. The disadvantage is that, one, they are only in Spanish and two, they lack that global vision to put it all into context. So what to do? My answer, to read both. So therefore in this blog I often link news in Spanish and English. One service I like a lot is Yahoo News. Here is a Sample for you:


Yahoo! News -
Thursday, August 24, 2006 12:15 AM PDT
Microsoft to launch software in BoliviaAP via Yahoo! News Wed, 23 Aug 2006 3:10 PM PDTBolivia's president has a new ally in his quest to promote Indian languages — Microsoft Corp.
Microsoft to Launch Software in BoliviaABC News Wed, 23 Aug 2006 3:28 PM PDTBolivia President, Microsoft Executives to Gather for Launch of Software in Andean Tongue
Microsoft to Launch Software in BoliviaAP via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 23 Aug 2006 3:10 PM PDTBolivia's president has a new ally in his quest to promote Indian languages -- Microsoft Corp. President Evo Morales and executives from the world's largest software company will gather Friday in the colonial city of Sucre for the local launch of Windows and Office software in the Andean tongue of Quechua.
Bolivia's U.S. envoy a rebellious choiceAP via Yahoo! News Wed, 23 Aug 2006 0:36 AM PDTBolivia's unlikely new ambassador to the United States is a career journalist with no previous diplomatic experience and a limited command of English.
(AFX UK Focus) 2006-08-24 06:51 GMT: Petrobras, Total want to resume oil exploration in BoliviaInteractive Investor Wed, 23 Aug 2006 11:11 PM PDTLA PAZ (AFX) - Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras said it and French company Total want to resume oil and gas exploration in northeast Bolivia.
Bolivia oil minister censured over energy sector nationalizationSharewatch Wed, 23 Aug 2006 9:59 PM PDTThe move came as Morales sent his vice president for talks with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in what was seen as an effort to resolve a bitter dispute over the price of natural gas Bolivia supplies to its neighbor.
Indigenous influence on politics offends Bolivia's white minorityMiami Herald Wed, 23 Aug 2006 0:23 AM PDTThe sun-browned, indigenous farmers of this village have survived in the dry moonscape of Bolivia's highlands by sharing what little they've grown in the rocky soil.
(AFX UK Focus) 2006-08-24 06:07 GMT: Bolivia oil minister censured over energy sector nationalizationInteractive Investor Wed, 23 Aug 2006 10:41 PM PDTLA PAZ (AFX) - Already struggling to implement his controversial plan to nationalize the energy sector, Bolivian President Evo Morales suffered a further setback yesterday as the Senate formally censured Energy Minister Andres Soliz over his handling of the plan.
Petrobras, Total want to resume oil exploration in BoliviaSharewatch Wed, 23 Aug 2006 10:43 PM PDT\"Petrobras would like to pursue research operations, but it needs an environmental permit\", the company said, adding that it would have to conform to new rules laid down by the Bolivian government to obtain the permit.
Bolivian Energy Minister Gets No-Confidence Vote (Update2)Bloomberg.com Wed, 23 Aug 2006 6:21 PM PDTAug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Bolivia's Senate passed a vote of no- confidence against Energy Minister Andres Soliz, the first for a cabinet member since President Evo Morales took office in January, after the government reversed a decision to seize the country's oil and gas fields.

1 comment:

Mar said...

truly, I find sometimes that even when I am in my own country, cheking on some analysis or 'filters' like your blog give me a better view of the matter... not everyone is willing to do the work of merging news from either side!