Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Forthcoming: What's Ahead in Bolivia

Out of area - but maybe not so much. Evo Morales - loser at the ballot box in 2002, but now thanks to last week's bloodless coup with good prospects of becoming President of Bolivia in the near future - adopts many of the anti-liberal phantasms of the European "left" to Latin American circumstances. Whereas his comrade in struggle Felipe Quispe wants to drive out the "white invaders", Evo Morales has a more inclusive vision: he merely wants to protect Bolivia from the malignant influence of "gringos and Jews".


(For background, see "The Bolivian Troubles, “Race War”, and the ICC".)