Hey Bella, why don't you write about the bad stuff?
Today I got a message from someone who tells me I'm too positive. What he means by this is that he's concerned people won't get the full picture about Bolivia. He's very right in having observed that on BoliviaBella.com I highlight the positive aspects of this country (which, believe me, sometimes is not a very easy thing to do) and he's also correct in saying that Bolivia is not a perfect country and people have a right to know that.
It has a lot of negative aspects, as any country does, but there's a reason I don't spend much time delving into them and it's very simple, really: there are plenty of others who are doing that. You can read about Bolivia's negative aspects any day in the news and hundreds of other blogs and websites. Unfortunately, things don't seem to make the news unless they're negative: disasters, wars, political controversy, economic crisis.
I think people who are considering moving to Bolivia will explore many sources of information (not just one - and if they don't they should) before making a decision as important as moving overseas to a vast unknown country, and there are plenty to choose from. You can view them by clicking on the green Bolivia in the News
button to your left.
In fact, one of the reasons I began to create BoliviaBella.com was precisely BECAUSE Bolivia doesn't seem to make the news at all unless something negative or controversial has happened. Bolivia has never been fairly represented in the news. It doesn't get a fair shake. I wanted to do something to show Bolivia's beautiful and good side - the side so few ever cover. So it isn't that I don't desire to provide a balanced view (in fact if you spend some time in our forums you'll find a huge variety of opinions and thoughts) I just think there are plenty of other sources focusing on nothing but the negative and that balance is being provided aptly elsewhere.
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