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2007-12-10 Caribbean-Latin America
Bolivian assembly approves new constitution
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Posted by Steve White 2007-12-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [262 views ]  Top

#1 If Bolivia has the same results as Venezuela it should happen a lot faster - Bolivia has far less oil and other natural resources and no ports (unlike stragically located Venezuela.)
Posted by Glenmore">Glenmore  2007-12-10 08:25||   2007-12-10 08:25|| Front Page Top

#2 Nice hat. Is it hand-knit?
Posted by Spot">Spot  2007-12-10 08:26||   2007-12-10 08:26|| Front Page Top

#3 Bolivia has had a new constitution every half dozen years or so, and an average of 18 months between revolutions over its history.

Education, merit, good sense never mattered to the old oligarchies (and the leftists don't get it either). For generations, only a certain set of last names had any social standing. The richest man in the world in 1910 was a Bolivian with no Spanish blood who, upon buying a tapped out gold mine, discovered it was full of tin. The Tin King (whose name eludes me)was a shrewd businessman and an able administrator, who had more money that all of the oligarchs in South America combined; but he didn't have the right family connections to get into the official social set.

A Bolivian woman told me a few years ago that it exasperated her to find Bolivian immigrants to the US bringing the same attitudes with them.

This country is stuck in the 17th Century, and nobody, including Morales, knows how to move it forward.
Posted by mom">mom  2007-12-10 09:43|| http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com]">[http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com]  2007-12-10 09:43|| Front Page Top

#4 This country is stuck in the 17th Century, and nobody, including Morales, knows how to move it forward.

Introduce computers and the internet, jump back out of the way.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2007-12-10 15:23||   2007-12-10 15:23|| Front Page Top

#5 #2: Nice hat. Is it hand-knit?

Nah, just a really cheap wig.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2007-12-10 15:33||   2007-12-10 15:33|| Front Page Top

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