I don't have much time to blog right now, but recommend the following pieces for updates on what has happened recently: Reactionary rampage: the paramilitary massacre in Bolivia by Forrest Hilton, Brewing Civil war in Time Magazine, and the Machine Gun and the Meeting Table in Upside Down World.

Of course these stories are accompanied by personal ones of tragedy that you usually don't hear, except perhaps in countries like Bolivia because of their size. It was brought home to me, the costs of struggle in Bolivia, when I heard news that a friend of a friend  lost her cousin in the massacre in Pando. I can only imagine how devastated she is.

There are a huge number of websites and blogs to check up on Bolivia nowadays. But these are some of the English-speaking ones I have been checking recently:

Upside Down World: great site run by a friend Ben Dangl on political developments in Latin America

Abiding in Bolivia: amusing caustic blog attacking the Right in Bolivia and exposing the generally ignorant international press coverage

Missionary Man: Another friend from Cochabamba, who when he writes does good analysis of what is happening

Bolivia Information Forum: Does some good briefings on developments

Machetera: does translations of key articles

Ukhampacha: Tends to be more updated in Spanish than English, but recently there has  been a burst of activity on the website