Issue - July 2010



July 2010

Editorial

In this edition, Jamie Bassett uncovers the history behind Mother’s Day celebration in Cochabamba, William Dowling discovers the reason behind one of Bolivia’s biggest festivals, Lauren Rutter profi les Olympic Stadium and reviews La Chirola, Floriane Guyot tries to explain the urban gang phenomenon and Walter Sánchez describes the structure of Bolivian families. read more...

July 2010

Editorial

In this edition, Jamie Bassett uncovers the history behind Mother’s Day celebration in Cochabamba, William Dowling discovers the reason behind one of Bolivia’s biggest festivals, Lauren Rutter profi les Olympic Stadium and reviews La Chirola, Floriane Guyot tries to explain the urban gang phenomenon and Walter Sánchez describes the structure of Bolivian families.

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Ximena Noya
Editor

Defending their Country

On the 27th of May we celebrated a very important day here in Cochabamba – Mother’s Day, a day where we typically show our mothers our appreciation with gifts of fl owers and taking them out for lunch. However, Cochabambinos do not stop there – they give gifts to everyone who is a mother: grandmothers, aunts, friends, and neighbours. But why is it so important in Cochabamba, and why it is celebrated on this particular date and not on Sunday, like many other countries?

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