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Feliz Cumpleaños, Cochabamba

September 14 is the anniversary of the founding of Cochabamba. This year, since it falls on a Sunday, we had parades of high school bands on Saturday. Today, Sunday, was the parade of the civic organizations and the military, police and firefighters. Tomorrow, Monday,...

Goodbye Goldberg

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced at a public gathering that Phillip S. Goldberg was a persona non grata. The embassy says that they heard about the announcement but have still not been informed officially that the ambassador has been expelled. The...

Día del Peatón

The first Sunday in September, a marvelous thing happens in Cochabamba. For one day, all motorized vehicles are banned from the streets. The air is clear; the rumble of thousands of motors has been silenced. Families come out to stroll through the now liberated...

Unimpeachable?

What it is with these republicans and their vice presidential picks? We just ended eight years where the president couldn’t be impeached because no one could bear the thought of Cheney becoming president. Now, McCain is doing the same: proposing as vice...