segunda-feira, janeiro 23, 2006

We have a new President

No, I do not mean Cavaco.

His election is disappointing. He is pathetic: he poses as the President of the United States.. Portugal is not a presidential republic, as far as I know. It seems he does not know either. Nevermind.
Let's get into a better mood and think to the newly elected bolivian president Evo Morales. Here you can read the BBC report.
Here you can read the indios point of view on cocaine.

From his speech (BBC source):

"I wish to tell you, my Indian brothers, that the 500-year indigenous and popular campaign of resistance has not been in vain," Mr Morales, an Aymara Indian, said during an emotional speech.

We must change with votes not bullets
Evo Morales
Bolivian President

"We're taking over now over the next 500 years. We're going to put an end to injustice, to inequality."

The 46-year-old former llama herder and coca leaf farmer said the free-market model did not work in Bolivia, and that the privatisation of basic services (like the water, owned by a French corporation --statal?--that two third of the population cannot afford to buy. Chiara's note) and natural resources should be reversed.

"When we talk about recovering the territory we are talking about recovering the natural resources, and these need to be in the hands of the Bolivian people and the Bolivian state," he said.

2 Comments:

At 1/23/2006 11:43 da tarde, Anonymous Anónimo said...

Se o Cavaco é poruguês, eu quero ser boliviano; boliviano e índio!

Pedro

 
At 1/25/2006 2:41 da tarde, Blogger Eva Shanti said...

É o que país que temos...

Bjs

 

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