Sunday, June 11, 2006

Cochabamba, Bolivia, Through Others' Eyes . . .

The married couple who worked with us in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is back in the United States, and they posted a nice article about their significantly longer visit. Here's my effort on the same topic.

I'd love to return. I hope the insanity of international policy doesn't make that impossible.

3 Comments:

Anonymous travelingal said...

"I hope the insanity of international policy doesn't make that impossible"

Please explain what you meant? Are you speaking of capitalism vs socialism or communism? As you know, Bolivia has rebuffed the EU and the US, nationalized its energy, and embraced Castro and Chavez.

6/12/2006 8:28 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

The situation is complex, and I'd hate to act like there is a black and white right and wrong. The international economic system has certainly failed the Bolivian people, but that does not necessarily mean that Evo is the answer. Even "facts" like "Bolivia has nationalized its energy" are not quite as clearcut as a casual perusal of the paper would lead you to believe.

Clearly, the US has not been a friend to Bolivia - we harbor a former president/criminal. Clearly, the Bolivian government is not being friendly to Washington. Most people in the United States who think they understand what is right and what is wrong are fools.

I view it as insanity, and hope that it does not prevent me from returning someday.

6/12/2006 8:49 AM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

"Follow the money" or "For the love of money is the root of all evil" ....

It's really not as insane as we think.

I do hope you are able to return some day. Beautiful country.

6/12/2006 9:53 AM  

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