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Pablo Andres Rivero

I am a Bolivian researcher, lecturer and blogger based in Latvia. I am focus on political communication and the coca issue in the Andean region. I also follow closely issues like ICT4D, new media and political participation, urban identities and street art.
My blog offers a view of all of the above, mainly in Spanish. You can look at my post in English and/or follow me on Twitter (@payorivero).
I enjoy photography a lot and use Free Software as much as I can.

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Latest posts by Pablo Andres Rivero

12 December 2012

Bolivian Cyber Activists Uncover Potential QR Code Patent

Can the use of QR codes be patented in Bolivia? Cyber activists worked collectively to uncover a potential unlawful patent over the use of QR codes in the country.

7 December 2012

Striker's ‘Scorpion Kick’ Goal Makes Bolivian Football History

Gastón Mealla, a 24 year-old Bolivian striker, made an improbable heel volley, a 'scorpion kick', scoring from outside the box during a local first-division match. FIFA nominated the goal to...

19 November 2012

Bolivia, Do You Have Internet?

After more than a decade, Bolivia’s National Census of Population and Housing will be held on November 21, 2012. There is only one question regarding Internet access, and it inquires...

Ibero-America: Free Software Assessment Report 2012

23 October 2012

Bolivia: Vice President Keeping Track of Netizens’ Insults

A debate on the control of social networks was rekindled in Bolivia after vice president Álvaro García Linera stated that he is monitoring and taking note of netizens who are...

21 September 2012

Bolivia: One Killed as Rival Miners’ Conflict Escalates

The unresolved conflict between tin miners in Bolivia has escalated this week. On Tuesday, September 18, nine miners were injured and one died of his wounds after the use of...

14 September 2012

Bolivia: Miners’ Dispute Holds La Paz Under Siege

Hundreds of miners are continuing to block the main access roads to La Paz. The blockade was sparked by a dispute between private cooperative miners and unionised miners over which...

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