[www-features] re: Bolivia (Re: www-features Digest, Vol 23, Issue 14)
pina at riseup.net
pina at riseup.net
Thu Mar 10 18:32:20 PST 2005
i think there is a missunderstanding going on...
bb already posted a feature about this, you can see it in here
However if there are some updates, you can propose a new feature
we'll be glad to posted
> so, sorry, I've been trying to follow the discussion about Bolivia on the
> digest, but I see it's still not posted yet. Sorry if I've already missed
> this, but is there anyway that I can help?
> Several of my co-publishers for NarcoNews are in Bolivia right now
> reporting, and it is definitely much wider than a struggle for water.
> Luis Gomez wrote an excellent piece as of today:
> and has since posted another piece about the talks that have taken place
> (on the 10th, not yet the 10th here in the US...)
> Is there an update on what others have decided to post already?
>>From my friend in Bolivia, translated in English:
> "Every time i try to write an update, the whole scene changes here. The
> latest is that President Mesa sat for 4+ hours at a table with Evo and
> almost every other social movement leader today, trying to come to some
> accord. The key is still gas with the left insisting on 50% taxes on
> multinationals, and the govt. stuck at 18%, and insisting that the Indians
> just don't understand their math. Talks just broke down. The lines are
> clearly drawn here than ever. It's Evo, with all the unions and campesino
> federations united for now vs. Mesa and the traditional parties. It has
> feel of Venezuela in the streets. Mesa called for mobilizations against
> blocks at noon today and they came out in big numbers to sing the national
> anthem and scream for Evo's head, chanting "Mano Dura" (Iron fist, hard
> line, repression). And it ended with MAS-istas and Mesa-sistas screaming
> shoving each other. It should be a few more days before this becomes
> clearer, but the battle seems to be just beginning."
> Let me know if I can help!
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