Dead Men Left

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Apostate Bolivian Windbag

Apostate Windbag has a "quick and dirty alternative primer on events in Bolivia". Example:

The short version of events is that the poor, working class and indigenous of Bolivia - the country's majority - angered with their natural-resource-rich country having been plundered for hundreds of years refused to see their patrimony plundered one more time. Incensed at the minimal royalties and taxes foreign companies would return to Bolivia in return for the theft of the country's considerable natural gas reserves and inspired by the transformation that Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has shown is possible if resource revenues are invested in social programmes and development, protestors have essentially shut the country down...

This Trotskyite Tintin wannabe is on a roll at the moment.