Issue - November 2008



November 2008
Editorial

In this issue of the cocha-banner: Catriona Knox interviews Leonardo de la Torre about internal aspects of migrants in Bolivia; Perry King explores the practice of Yoga in Cochabamba city; Encouraging people to donate blood is the topic of Barbara Walter's article; finally ...read more...

November 2008

Editorial

In this issue of the cocha-banner: Catriona Knox interviews Leonardo de la Torre about internal aspects of migrants in Bolivia; Perry King explores the practice of Yoga in Cochabamba city;Encouraging people to donate blood is the topic of Barbara Walter’s article; finally the biologist Ivan Montaño talks to us about the big Felines in South America.

The main objective of the cocha-banner is to promote different types of social work and happenings in Cochabamba or Bolivia in general, many of which the people of Cochabamba and visitors are unaware of. It is geared to help organizations, foundations and other groups spread the word of the work they do.

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Ximena Noya
Editor

Absence and Presence
Migration forms an integral aspect of modern Bolivian life. Currently it is estimated that 3 million Bolivians live abroad, more than 30% of the total population.

This phenomenon has had an enormous impact on society, both economically and socially. The work of Leonardo de la Torre Ávila represents a unique insight into migration in Bolivia. In his book No llores, prenda, pronto volveré he studies the effects of migration from Arbieto, a village in Valle Alto half an hour from Cochabamba, to Arlington in Virginia, USA ...

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