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 Cochabamba department, Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cochabamba is famous for its market called “la Cancha” and the Palacio de Portales, built in 1913-1922 for Simon I Patino, then the richest man in South America.
The wealth of Cochabamba as the granary of Bolivia resumed in the middle of the XIXth century.
The Diocese of Cochabamba (Cocabambensis) was established by a bull of Pope Pius IX on 25 June 1847; it was the fourth diocese set up in Bolivia.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/bo-c.html   (720 words)

  
 Cochabamba View   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The city of Cochabamba lies in a fertile valley 25 km long and 10 km wide at 2,560 m in altitude.
Bolivia's pattern of urbanization is exemplified by Cochabamba's growth since the beginning of the 20th Century.
During the height of Potosi's silver boom, the Cochabamba Valley developed as a primary source of food for the miners of Potosi due to its agriculturally rich land.
www.macalester.edu /courses/GEOG61/dcartier/vista.html   (281 words)

  
 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Bolivia - Leasing the Rain . Timeline: Cochabamba Water Revolt | PBS
Cochabamba protesters shut down the city for four days, going on strike and erecting roadblocks throughout the city.
When asked about the events in Cochabamba during a press conference in Washington, D.C., World Bank President James Wolfensohn maintains that people in Bolivia and elsewhere should be charged for the use of public services (such as water), as public subsidies of such services lead to waste.
Oscar Olivera is arrested in Cochabamba by Bolivian authorities on charges of "sedition, conspiracy, instigating public disorder and criminal association." Warrants based on similar charges are issued for two other members of The Coalition in Defense of Water and Life.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/bolivia/timeline.html   (1622 words)

  
 Bolivia's War Over Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cochabamba, Bolivia: As many as six thousand protesters continued to pour into the city's central plaza Monday on the widespread public unrest continues to bring normal life throughout the nation to a near halt.
Those leaders of the Cochabamba water protest who were not arrested and jailed over the weekend came out of hiding today to begin a new round of negotiations with secondary level officials of the national government.
The Cochabamba Permanent Assembly on Human Rights reported this afternoon that at unknown number of people who have been arrested in the past three days are now unaccounted for and not present in any of the jails or prisons in Cochabamba.
www.democracyctr.org /waterwar/index.htm   (11551 words)

  
 Cochabamba - Bolivia City Guide - Bolivia Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Currently, Cochabamba is a progressive and economically active city.
Cochabamba lies in a fertile valley at 2,558 meters above sea level, surrounded by the Tunari hill, the Alalay lagoon and the San Sebastian hill.
By November 1996, according to data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) Cochabamba had 482,857 inhabitants.
www.boliviaweb.com /cities/cbba.htm   (515 words)

  
 Cochabamba travel guide - Wikitravel
Cochabamba, the third largest city in Bolivia, is located some 240km southeast of La Paz.
The city, set on a plain surrounded by low mountains, is known for its moderate climate and is often called Bolivia's "resort city".
The main joint on Heroinas is always packed, with four dining floors and enough dancers in animal suits to keep the entire juvenile population of Cochabamba entertained.
wikitravel.org /en/Cochabamba   (791 words)

  
 Cochabamba - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Cochabamba, city in central Bolivia, capital of Cochabamba Department, on the Rocha River, about 2560 m (about 8400 ft) above sea level, at the foot...
Mamoré, river in northern Bolivia, main headstream of the Madeira River, formed by the junction of a number of streams rising in the Cordillera de...
La Paz is home to the National Archaeology Museum; the National Art Museum; the Museum of Ethnography and Folklore; the Museum of Precious...
encarta.msn.com /Cochabamba.html   (94 words)

  
 Surveillance for Cholera -- Cochabamba Department, Bolivia, January-June 1992
During this period, 4087 cholera cases in residents of Cochabamba department were reported to the MSSPH; surveillance forms were submitted for 2962 (72%) and oral reports for 1125 (28%) cases.
The evaluation of cholera surveillance in Cochabamba department for January-June 1992 is a component of the DDM Project in Bolivia.
The evaluation of cholera surveillance in Cochabamba department was one of the 41 applied epidemiology projects conducted as part of this training program.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00021431.htm   (878 words)

  
 Cochabamba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cochabamba is home to many famous Catholic Churches including the Convento De San Francisco build in 1607 which is made internally of rainforest wood.
Cochabamba is served by the modern Jorge Wilstermann International Airport (IATA code CBB), which handles domestic and international flights.
Also in the movie Star Wars Episode IV, Han Solo appears in the bar talking to one of Jabba's henchmen (an alien) and this alien is speaking a language that resembles a lot to Aymara.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cochabamba   (1359 words)

  
 Cochabamba Bolivia Travel and Tours to Cochabamba Enjoy Bolivia
Before the arrival of the Spanish conquerors, the valley of Cochabamba (from the Quechua term, cocha: lagoon and pampas: plain), was inhabited by primitive cultures that, later on, fell under the domain of the Collas.
Then, the sons of the Sun extended their golden empire until these rich lands that were part of the Collasuyo region.
History says that the city of Cochabamba -capital of the department of the same name- was founded twice.
www.enjoybolivia.com /english/guiadestinos/cochabamba/INTRO_IN.shtml   (368 words)

  
 Cochabamba, Bolivia
Cochabamba -- the name is a corruption of the Quechua words meaning "swampy plain" -- is a city in a high-land valley of the Andes mountains.
I wanted to put some pictures on the web to show how lovely Cochabamba is, but -- as is so often the case -- I ended up with pictures of streets and flowers.
I fear that the spirit that I tried to capture is one that can only be felt by walking its streets and enjoying its people.
jim.mcintosh.name /pages/southamerica/bolivia/2001/cochabamba.html   (340 words)

  
 Cochabamba! Water War in Bolivia
It is a success story, which led to victory for the masses in Cochabamba.
Featuring perspectives from water activist and prominent labor leader Oscar Olivera, “Cochabamba” is a four-part work covering various aspects of The Water War, and its resulting social and political outcomes.
Moreover, control of other water sources in Cochabamba was seized under a law stipulating that only the contracted company could distribute water.
www.gnn.tv /articles/1221/Cochabamba_Water_War_in_Bolivia   (1921 words)

  
 Cochabamba protests of 2000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In mid-January, Cochabamba residents shut down their city for four straight days with a general strike led by a new alliance of labor, human rights and community leaders.
Segerfeldt, "the poor of Cochabamba are still paying 10 times as much for their water as the rich, connected households and continue to indirectly subsidize water consumption of more well-to-do sectors of the community.
The Cochabamba protests of 2000 are chronicled by Oscar Olivera, a Bolivian social leader and participant in the Water Rebellion, in his book Cochabamba!
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cochabamba_Riots_of_2000   (681 words)

  
 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Bolivia - Leasing the Rain . Index page | PBS
Privatization sparks a deadly protest in the town of Cochabamba when the Bolivian government sells off its water system to a private, multi-national consortium Aguas del Tunari.
New Yorker writer William Finnegan travels to Cochabamba to learn why people took to the streets and what happens next.
In April of 2000, a battle for control of Cochabamba's water system left six dead and dozens wounded.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/bolivia   (143 words)

  
 Enjoy Bolivia Surroundings in Cochabamba Bolivia
Without any doubt, this is one of the most important parks of Bolivia, because the typology of the land varies in a considerable way.
Rivers, birds and vegetation, they are part of the beautiful landscape of this county of tropical climate, located to the north of Cochabamba.
In this place, located at five hours of Cochabamba, there are pretty lagoons, ideal for trout fishing and to observe canadian geeses, wild ducks, partridges, condors, flamingos and vizcachas.
www.enjoybolivia.com /english/guiadestinos/cochabamba/CIUDADES_IN.shtml   (266 words)

  
 Hotels in Cochabamba - Details, rates and booking - Bolivia Contact
Bolivia Contact presents offers from the cheapest hotels, to the most luxurious five star hotels hotels in Cochabamba, and a great variety in lodgings for the commercial traveler, also for those with vacational purpose.
Over a decade in the lodging service, they makes of Aranjuez Hotel one of the best samples of the hotel business in Cochabamba city, located in the residential zone of Queru Queru, only few minutes from the city downtown.
Portales Hotel with an experience of over 10 years in the hotel service, offers you a service worth of 5 stars under its own exclusive slogan: Feel at home out of home, because Portales Hotel is a privilege for those whose select the best.
www.boliviacontact.com /Hotels_Cochabambas.html   (301 words)

  
 Cochabamba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bolivia's only female President, Lydia Gueiler Tejada was born in Cochabamba.
The butcher of Lyon Klaus Barbie went by the name Klaus Altmann and lived near the Santa Ana de Cala Cala church before he was sent to France in the early 1980's to face criminal charges from World War II.
On May 27th, 1812 during the Colonial Revolution, Cochabamba's women lead by a 60 year old nearly blind Josefa Manuela Gandarillas waged a heroic last stand against Spanish Royalist troops that wanted to quell any revolution from its colonial valley.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cochabamba,_Bolivia   (1415 words)

  
 GYTS - 2003 Factsheet - Bolivia Cochabamba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Bolivia Cochabamba GYTS includes data on prevalence of cigarette and other tobacco use as well as information on five determinants of tobacco use: access/availability and price, environmental tobacco smoke exposure (ETS), cessation, media and advertising, and school curriculum.
The Bolivia Cochabamba GYTS was a school-based survey of students in Primero secundaria, Segundo secundaria, and Octavo de primaria conducted in 2003.
The school response rate was 100%, the student response rate was 89.2%, and the overall response rate was 89.2%.
www.cdc.gov /tobacco/global/GYTS/factsheets/2003/boliviaCochabamba_factsheet.htm   (625 words)

  
 South End Press | ¡Cochabamba!
With billions at the mercy of an unrestrained marketplace, it is easy to understand why this precious resource is at the center of the international movement working to turn back the rising tide of corporate globalization.
Oscar Olivera, who with the Coordinadora in 2000 led a successful opposition to water privatization in Cochabamba and has advanced the call for a Constituent Assembly, is but one of many who raise such questions.
Oscar Olivera, the leader of the Cochabamba Coordinadora in defense of water and life reflects on the lessons of struggles for water in Bolivia and talks of the challenges and priorities for the new Ministry of Water.
www.southendpress.org /2004/items/Cochabamba   (1228 words)

  
 Cochabamba Adventure Travel - Cochabamba Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Because Cochabamba is located in the middle of Bolivia, the local people wanted to build this harmonious statue as a symbol of the country's unity.
No one can deny, however, that there's something very welcoming about Cochabamba: The quiet plazas invite you to linger, the year-round springlike climate encourages you to stroll along the quaint streets, and the locals are friendly.
There may not be much to see and do in the city itself, but Cochabamba is a great place to relax and get to know the people of Bolivia.
away.com /destination-overview/Cochabamba-278233-travel-guide.html   (296 words)

  
 Tourism in Cochabamba city, Hotels List - Bolivia Contact
This is city which holds the same name is located in the warm valley, is very near the tour interest places with cultural and natural of extraordinary beauty, besides having a variety of places of cultural interest, most of which are near to the city.
Chapare - Villa Tunari, which is the tour center of the tropical region of Cochabamba, in this town near this population are the Machia Mountain range and the ecotouristic park of the same name, whose footpaths are appraised the variety of flora and typical fauna of the place.
The low valleys such as Vinto, Sipe Sipe, Pairumani where the beautiful Albina Villa is located, which the Baron of the Tim has had built for his wife.
www.boliviacontact.com /en/conozca/cochabamba.php   (676 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Cochabamba
The Diocese of Cochabamba was erected by a Bull of Pius IX, 25 June, 1847, and is a suffragan of Charcas (La Plata).
It was the fourth diocese established in Bolivia, the Archdiocese of Charcas (La Plata) and the Dioceses of La Paz and Santa Cruz having been created early in the seventeenth century.
It comprises the department of Cochabamba and part of the adjoining department of Beni.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04075b.htm   (190 words)

  
 Hotel Diplomat**** Tourism in Cochabamba (Around Cochabamba)
Around of Cochabamba is divided in two regions of different geography: Cochabamba Valley and the Tropical Zone.
Inside the Franciscan convent is the urn of the martyr San Severino, patron saint of the settlement and the temple of San Pedro is located in the main square, contains a beautiful relic, an organ from the colonial era.
An important province of Cochabamba, situated 13 km from the city.
www.hdiplomat.com /cbba/alre.php   (439 words)

  
 Bolivia.com - Turismo : Cochabamba
El departamento de Cochabamba es esencialmente montañoso ya que está atravesado por el ramal Oriental de la Cordillera de los Andes.
Situado al centro de Bolivia, se ubica a 2558 metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar. Su capital es la ciudad de Cochabamba que se encuentra entre los 17° 23' de latitud sur y los 66° 09' de longitud oeste del Meridiano Greenwich.
El departamento de Cochabamba tiene una población de 1.110.205 habitantes (censo de 1992.
www.bolivia.com /Turismo/ciudades/Cochabamba/index.html   (224 words)

  
 Cochabamba : Attractions | Frommers.com
An old house, restored in 2001 by the municipality of Cochabamba, it is now a cultural center.
Plaza 14 de Septiembre is the historic heart of Cochabamba.
September 14 is known as Cochabamba Day, the day when Cochabamba formally became a city.
www.frommers.com /destinations/cochabamba/2828010029.html   (474 words)

  
 COCHABAMBA’S WATER BILLS FROM BECHTEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Cochabamba, under both Bechtel’s subsidiary, Aguas del Tunari, and the public utility that ran the company before and after, SEMAPA, water rates depend on how a home is classified.
This analysis shows that Bechtel's company raised rates for the very poorest by an average of, not 10% (as Bechtel claims), but 43% and often much higher.
The analysis also shows that, as a result of Bechtel's forced departure and the return of water prices to what they had been before, Cochabamba families and businesses saved more than $3.4 million in 2001, money that would otherwise have gone to Bechtel's company.
www.democracyctr.org /bechtel/waterbills   (893 words)

  
 Cochabamba Bolivia Turismo Viajes y Tours a Cochabamba por Enjoy Bolivia
Considerada como la capital de los valles de Bolivia, Cochabamba se encuentra en una tierra fértil y productiva a 2,500 m.s.n.m.
Antes de la llegada de los conquistadores españoles, el valle de Cochabamba (de los términos quechuas, cocha: laguna y pampa: llanura), fue habitado por culturas primitivas que, posteriormente, cayeron bajo el dominio de los Collas.
Al ceder las sombras de la noche, Cochabamba despeja sus misterios.
www.enjoybolivia.com /espanol/guiadestinos/cochabamba/INTRO_ES.shtml   (324 words)

  
 Hotel Diplomat**** Tourism in Cochabamba (Around Cochabamba)
One of the country's most beautiful regions is found in the Cochabamba department's northern region, in the Chapare province.
Villa Tunari is the most colorful stage of the Chapare because the road goes like a snake in the mountains, and then goes down to the tropical areas.
The river Malaga originates in the high mountains and falls mold impressive cascades partially underground named "Window and throat of the Devil" forming natural water spring basins called the "Bath of Ñustas".
www.hdiplomat.com /cbba/alre1.php   (247 words)

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