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Bolivia’s wheelchair riots

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 27, 2012

A group of disabled activists travelled 560 miles to La Paz, Bolivia to demand state benefits and protest discrimination. They were met by riot police.

Bolivia Wheelchair Riots

I’ll have a rum and Coke and coke

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 24, 2009

Route 36 is a cocaine bar located in La Paz, Bolivia and is understandably popular.

The waiter arrives at the table, lowers the tray and places an empty black CD case in the middle of the table. Next to the CD case are two straws and two little black packets. He is so casual he might as well be delivering a sandwich and fries. […] Behind the bar, he goes back to casually slicing straws into neat 8cm lengths.