Tuesday, October 23, 2007

On the airport military operation in Santa Cruz

Probably everyone is linking to the post below, an accurate and sober account of what happened to the Viru Viru airport in Santa Cruz. The Bolivian government sent military shock troops to recover control of the airport.

The airport had a new authority appointed during the week, however the person who was replaced (and in charge of the administration so far) refused to quit. And in fact they were demanding cash payments from the airlines landing there, since the government had blocked the bank account of the organization administering Viru Viru. To avoid the situation of losing the permission to operate international flights, the government had to take a quick decision.

Anyway here is the post: link.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Caporales San Simón

I couldn't help feeling nostalgic after I found these two Llajtaymanta videos on YouTube. I danced caporales for four years in Oruro's carnival a long time ago.

Caporales San Simon

Tu mi vida eres tu