From reader Joe Hartley
Bolivia is boiling over. The prosperous east and south are resisting the probably unconstitutional attempts by Evo Morales to take over the state governments. (Think of George Bush deciding to remove the Democratic governors who were irking him as a comparison.) Several thousand Indian peasants have descended from the highlands to the lowlands to try to prevent open town meetings from happening in the eastern agricultural regions, but they’re (1) seriously outnumbered, and (2) exhausted by the tropic heat (couldn’t send Indians to the lowlands in colonial times).
It’s not clear to me which side the army, such as it is, is on. It’s clear you can be expecting a lot of fighting in the months to come.
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