|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Totora website gets updated!
Dia de Nuestra Sra. de las Mercedes Patrona de La
Diosesis, y tambien la Independencia de Los Departamentos Santa
Cruz, Beni y Pando
September 24, 2002 -- On the auspicious day
of our Lady of Mercy, patron Saint of the Diocese, and observance
of the independence of the Departments of Santa Cruz, Beni and
Pando, Totora website
http://www.totora.org announces the addition of new content
about Totora and its people.
The Picture Gallery has been
enriched by the addition of the
Coat of Arms of Totora,
City Charter document,
and profiles of several Totorenos:
- Gral. Oscar Escobar
Quiroga, retired Army General, and a member of Comite
Pro Templo, a grass roots effort to rebuild the town church
destroyed in the 1998 Earthquake.
- Sr. Jose Novillo
Guzman, newspaper editor and journalist who provided
pictures of Totora to this site published in a book in 2000,
and a member of Comite Pro Templo.
- Sra Beatriz
Escobar-Mujtaba, whose former students in the U.S. wrote
an article of appreciation in Los Tiempos, a Cochabamba
- Jose G Caero, recognized nationally in U.S.
industry and government, advisor to Department of
Defence executives, and a member of the V-22 Osprey
Aircraft Blue Ribbon panel. Pages are included
in English and
in Spanish; his
photographs of the City include some taken before the
- Hernan Rivera
Unzueta, honored by the City of Totora on June 24, 2002
for his achievements
A page of other links
points to articles on details on the 1998 Earthquake, to a
website on the doors of Totora, maps of Totora, two organizations
called Friends of Bolivia in the U.S., and archives on Solar
A video clip shows a
Solar Box Cooker
being demonstrated on the Founder's Day Celebrations Fair on June
24, 2001 which was a precursor to the introduction of
Cooking as part of the Army training curriculum.
A gallery of pictures of
some Totoreno Descendants related to the Webmaster may be of
personal interest and amusement to some Totorenos.