Author: Raul Peñaranda

Letter from Bolivia

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The death of a well-known businessman to the coronavirus has provoked alarm among Bolivians. If a wealthy man with many possibilities of receiving good health care could succumb to this disease, what can the millions of poor who are the majority of the…

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Evo Morales

It was 4:45 a.m. in La Paz. Five men gathered at dawn at a lonely bus stop in a residential zone. They were wearing thick jackets to ward off the intense cold of the morning. They seemed nervous. Indeed, they were, because they were going to the presidential house. Four journalists (myself included) and one photographer, all from the Bolivian newspaper Página Siete, were preparing to interview President Evo Morales …

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Why I Created a New Newspaper in Bolivia

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During my Nieman year at Harvard, I carefully kept my eye on the newspaper crisis. In the United States, ever since the middle of the last decade, journalists have been fired; the number of pages in print media has drastically dropped, reporters’ salaries have shrunk, and advertising has considerably diminished./Durante mi estadía en EEUU cursando la beca Nieman para periodistas en la Universidad de Harvard, seguí de cerca la crisis de los diarios. En ese país, desde mediados de la década pasada, los despidos de periodistas, las reducciones de cantidad de páginas de los periódicos, las disminuciones de sueldos de los reporteros, la caída de la publicidad, etc., son el triste reflejo de la crisis del periodismo impreso…

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