Skip to comments.Uprising/Revolution in Bolivia Breaking RIGHT NOW?!!!
Posted on 10/14/2004 4:17:07 PM PDT by ChicagoHebrew
I'm writing this from an internet cafe in La Paz, Bolivia. About fifteen minutes ago, I started to hear what I think was gunfire and cannon fire from right outside the cafe. It was shortly followed by bullhorns booming and people chanting. The gunfire is intermittent now.
I have no idea what's happening.
I appreciate that offer of a bit of OJ.
I have had a lot of adventures over the years and always I am interested at the potential for more excitement. Perhaps I should consider South America as I have already seen a lot of the northern continent.
Extremely interesting post, thanks.
Hey, I was in Tiananmen Square in Beijing shortly before the massacre. I know.
Uh. Wouldn't it be better to become Amish, get a nice buggy and settle down with a nice Amish girl on a big old farm and have a bunch of kids - in Pennsylvania? You could wear neat outfits with wide brim hats and suspenders. - R U O K?
Uh. Why are you in such an unruly place?
Isn't the internet amazing? Keep safe and thanks for the post! Going native is pretty exciting, no? ;)
Maybe it's the futbol game against Argentina ...
Sounds like a typical futbol celebration.
I'm in Buenos Aires and if I wasn't so lazy right now I'd go check the bar scene down the street.
Anyway they played Chile last night so I doubt they are playing Bolivia tonight.
You can thank Chavez for this whole thing. One of Bush's worst decisions - actually, one of Colin Powell's worst decisions - was not to let the Venezuelan generals who had Chavez at the airport after the attempted rebellion either shoot him or fly him off to exile in some place like Antarctica.
He'll be causing or aiding and abetting trouble throughout Latin America as long as he's alive.
Will somebody please dig up Simon Bolivar, reanimate him, and give him enough troops to pacify the South American continent? We need that gas up here in the USA.
BTW, there's a town called Bolivar in upstate NY. Supposedly an impressive statue of Simon Bolivar in the local museum. Wonder what the connection is?
did anyone see kerry's sister down there ?
God bless you and keep you safe dear. We were all worried about you!
Be careful...youth is not always immortal....course I thought I was too.
They still have that primitive ski slope near La Paz at 17K or so with the rope tows?
or a holiday
Not surprised by it. Gees, Bolivia has the most coups in the world. They had over 300 coups since its existence. Many South American countries are corrupt and unstable like Argentina and Paraguay.
You should get out of Bolivia if the revolt is happening. Not a safe place.
My wife and I used to sponsor a child there; he grew up and left the program. I hope he and you stay safe! I'd tell you to get back here to the Land of Lincoln, but there's probably more shooting in Chicago than Bolivia.
I think you're right. Chavez longs to be a made member of the "axis of evil".
I'm afraid you're right. Things seem to be quiet since the referendum, I think its starting to really sink in that he is not leaving office alive. That takes a lot of the wind out of the hoopla, since any action taken now must be thought through in deadly seriousness. Either that, or get ready to keep your head down for the next couple of decades.
Its gut check time in Venezuela, and I wouldn't presume to tell them what to do about it. In the words of the immortal philosopher, "this ain't no disco".
I assume this means we don't have rush guns,money and lawyers to you.
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