Turbulent and Quiet Camiri

At the beginning of this month and for almost two weeks, Camiri experienced once more its usual strikes and boisterous demonstrations against the city major. Traffic disturbance, agitated and tempestuous crowds in front of the city hall, market place closed and the continuous sound of firecrackers going off which makes you think you are in the middle of a gun shooting riot.

And then on november 21st a national census was held and everybody was instructed to remain inside their houses for the day. Of course I had to take a quick bicycle ride to take the pictures of a all-of-the-sudden- quiet Camiri. The feeling was strange; it seemed like a ghost town and streets that are usually full and busy of pedestrians or taken as a dance floor for a party with loud music, sidewalks used as front porches to sit and relax or to sell something, were now empty and quiet.

For me, it was like a day off and yes, I am counted for and everything is now back to normal.

Published in: on November 29, 2012 at 6:13 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Interesting take… sometimes people forget that there’s so much more to this beautiful country than the strikes, bloqueos… It’s good to know there are people out there trying to do good… Thanks for sharing! Greetings from La Paz, Bolivia! http://wp.me/p1oMvI-3Jk

  2. Andres,

    Looking forward to your visit to San Diego. We will be praying for safe travel, and much joy as you visit along the way.

    Happy Holidays-Holydays
    Steve Barclay

  3. Muy buen contraste Andres , en ambos casos la ciudad fue afectada, en la huelga el mercado cerrado no se podia comprar , en el censo muy pele ya no se podia salir y me daba rabia por que no llegaban rapido a mi casa para censar y en el preciso que no queria que lleguen se aparecen pero que bueno que ahora la ciudad se podria decir que esta en una aparente tranquilidad

  4. Visitándote, para desearte una feliz navidad y espero que tengas un excelente fin de año y un buen año 2013. Qué bueno que ya todo está calmado en Camiri.
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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