The Early Days of a Better Nation

Monday, October 20, 2003

Not yet, anyway

The workers' and peasants uprising in Bolivia has accomplished the resignation of the wildly unpopular President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, and his departure (with entourage) to Miami, where he is making helpful announcements such as:

He said feared a "narco-labour government" taking power in Bolivia.

While the situation in Bolivia is calmer, it remains unstable. For an insight into one of its causes, see this article on
the US war on coca.

You see, because of the American drug problem, we can no longer grow coca, which was part of our life and our culture long before the United States was a country. This is why many of the people protesting in La Paz and other cities are peasants whose families have cultivated coca for generations.


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