December 28, 2008


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El Deber published the above survey conducted by Captura Consulting in the central axis (i.e. Eje Troncal). The report says that the major problems the country was going through, for Bolivians, were unemployment, followed by the current economic crisis, inflation, drug trafficking and poverty. At the other end, one can notice that, according to Bolivians, general health, foreign debt and lack of domestic investment are the least worries. When asked how was 2008 for Bolivia, 52% give a mixed review (almost indiferent). As for 2009, most people (55%) think the coming year will be better. In similar manner, people asked said they expect 2009 be a better year for them personally. What a bunch of optimists!

So, in summary, according to the report, people in the cities of Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz, El Alto, have a mixed review of 2008 but think 2009 will be a better year! From this stand point, Bolivians do have a reason to raise their cups and hope for a better year.

Just found this link with statistics.