Monday, September 15, 2008

From the Democracy Center

For a concise roundup of recent events in Bolivia--including a recap of the gruesome massacre in Pando (in which more bodies are being found as I type)--head on over to Jim Shultz's Democracy Center blog. He's got a special report up now on the situation down here.

Tragic times indeed in Bolivia, but there are also reports that a meeting yesterday between the central government and opposition representatives went smoothly, and there will be a conference today among South American heads of states to support Morales. (Peruvian president Alan Garcia won't attend; his plane was apparently overweight. Sorry, I couldn't help that.)

Where there's talk, there's hope.

Meanwhile, Santa Cruz is calm. It's still blockaded, but there's no violence like there was last week.

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