May 4, 2008

THERE IS NO BOLIVIA:

Bolivia Autonomy Vote Seen as Threat to Stability: Voters in eastern Bolivia are casting ballots in an autonomy referendum the federal government has declared as illegal. VOA's Brian Wagner reports the vote is testing the nation's coalition government and may threaten national stability. (Brian Wagner, 04 May 2008, VOA News)

Leaders in the powerful eastern department of Santa Cruz have called the vote in an effort to gain greater control for financial and political decisions in the region. The vote is not expected to be legally binding, but supporters say if approved the measure will create new leverage to negotiate with federal officials.

President Evo Morales has declared the vote illegal and said it threatens national integrity.


When he ran as the advocate of Indians he ran on the proposition that there was no nation. He was right.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 4, 2008 11:31 AM
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"As long as the Union, were faithful to her trust,
like friends and like bretheren,
kind we were and just.

But now when Northeren treachery,
attempts our rights to mar,

We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue flag,
that bears the single star."

So they sang at the secession convention in the Palm Tree Republic in 1860.

Posted by: Lou Gots at May 4, 2008 12:05 PM
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