Archive for Sunday, December 16, 2007

Four Bolivian provinces challenge president

December 16, 2007


— With only scattered skirmishes reported, four provinces in this country's eastern lowlands celebrated proposals Saturday that would give their regions more government autonomy in a direct challenge to President Evo Morales.

By early Saturday night, Bolivian television reported that Morales supporters and detractors had clashed in the town of Santa Rosa, injuring more than 20 people. An explosive had detonated in a federal superior court office in the eastern Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra without hurting anyone. Both are located in the heavily anti-Morales Santa Cruz province, Bolivia's richest and second biggest.

Many in this 9.1 million-person country had feared greater violence as Morales and opposition governors from eastern Bolivia championed dueling government reforms in mass rallies Saturday. The governors' quest for greater autonomy follows passage of a constitution last week giving Morales more centralized control.


geekin_topekan 10 years, 5 months ago

I wonder how many COn Agra mercenaries are rousing the opposition? "We will bring jobs and medicine.Senoir XXXX here wants free trade with the gringos.Senoir morales wants you poor so he can keep power.blah blah..." Boom!Everyone works for a Foreign factory for $4/day,has no voice,no benifits and no forseeable way out. Senoir XXXX is filthy rich and building mansions and casinos while the same troops he roused can work for him or starve.They certainly can't protest peacfully without jail or cement overshoes. Meanwhile,anyone who may find this questionable can only read what the right leaning press wants you to hear.Morales bad,Anti-freedom, hates America. Mr XXXX Good,loves the children and looks toward the future. I can only assume that most LAwrencians are smarter than this.Why is this garbage made to print?

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