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June 09, 2005
Down South

What in the hell is "neoliberalism? And why is Bush trying to shove it down Latin America's throat? (One thing I'm sure of is that if Bush is praising it, it's not really liberalism.)

What is Rice up to? (Or, rather, what has the Bush Administration told Rice to be up to?)

I do not support Free Trade.

Doesn't look like Latin America does, either.

And what about Bolivia? (How can I spend four hours a day reading various news sites and not be told that things are heating up in Bolivia? What should I be reading that I'm missing?)

More here.

A Nation Holds its Breath

I am writing this from an Internet Cafe on the Plaza Principal of Cochabamba, where some 3,000 people are gathered after a march to the city center. The Congress session in Sucre has been delayed until this afternoon. Huge crowds have reportedly descended on the city to prevent Congress from going into session.

The chilling expression on the lips of my friends here is, a las puertas de la guerra civil, at the gates of civil war. Could the Congress be so stupid as to install a new President, when that action will surely spark violent confict. But the question on the other side is, What strategy does the US government and the Bolivian elite have left to protect the powers on which both feed here?

Read it.

And then be grateful, because the USofA has identified the problem in the situation. Yes, it's Venezuela's Chavez. Again. He's not killing his countrymen. That kind of stuff sets a bad example for others, doncha know.

Is this starting to look to anyone but me like the same kind of ramp-up to war we had before we invaded Iraq? (Just sarcasm...I know not even the Bush Administration can be dumb enough to start waging war on a third front.)

Posted by AnneZook at 02:51 PM


I think "neoliberalism" is code for "hyper-capitalism and rapid increase in the disparity between rich and poor."

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at June 10, 2005 06:56 PM

Now that I'm no longer at work, I had the time to go and look it up.

Looks like the USofA Rightwing isn't the only group trying to turn "liberalism" into an unsavory concept.

Posted by: Anne at June 11, 2005 10:34 AM