.... The autonomous separatist statutes of Santa Cruz and the other eastern departments will take immediate effect after the constitution is approved, but the other autonomies—indigenous, regional—must undergo a long constituitive process before coming into effect.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, an all-too-rare example of a good reporter, has a website I've just discovered, Ukhampacha Bolivia. In it comes a criticism of the proposed new Bolivian constitution, by Pablo Mamani. It's worth reading the whole thing, but this bit caught my eye, and I agree that the oppos are getting their "autonomy" too easily, at the expense of Bolivia as a whole: