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.
Every time I see your name, I think I just said something.
Did you see the guy wearing the white hat?
Phew, I thought you were in trouble for a minute there.
Your main concern is to protect your love ones there and yourself. GOD Bless.
We can read reports from elsewhere if this is big.
Take care, FRiend!
Cut down on the GHB, hombre.
You are in the drug cartel capital of the world, probably just an argument over distribution rights. Keep your head down.
LA PAZ, Bolivia, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Bolivia's Congress gave the Supreme Court the green light on Thursday to investigate and possibly sentence ex-President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada over deaths during clashes between the army and protesters last year.
Sanchez de Lozada, a center-right leader now living in the United States, was forced out of office a year ago by the massive protests against his policies of opening up the economy of Bolivia, one of Latin America's poorest countries.
An estimated 67 people died and 200 were injured in protests by farmers, unemployed miners, and coca growers. The demonstrators also opposed a government natural gas export plan they said would benefit Bolivia's estranged neighbor Chile.
Demonstrators gathered on Thursday to celebrate outside Congress after both houses of Congress voted jointly to approve the trial. Of 130 deputies and 27 senators, 126 lawmakers voted in favor. Fifteen members of Sanchez de Lozada's cabinet will also go before the high court.
Thousands of other marchers were heading to La Paz to join demonstrations planned for Friday.
Yes I know he's American, but it may not be the best time for CH to let anyone nearby know that.
What the heck is a civilized person doing in Bolivia?
Good call. During most Revolutions they don't let many people hang out in the cafes and sip coffee.
Keep your head low and, borrowing an expression from Squantos "Stay safe!"
Bolivan verision of Christy Lane.
Hey you beat me, I just found that too.
There was an uprising in October of last year...anniversary?
LOL! O.K. I feel a little better for you right now! When you get back here, safe and sound, a thread about your screen name might be interesting! Regards, SVITW
Eat your burrito and act like nothing is happening. When you look up, just smile and go back to eating.
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