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Bolivian President Morales flees food price protest [w/dynamite]
BBC ^ | Saturday, 12 February 2011

Posted on 02/13/2011 3:10:40 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin

Bolivian President Evo Morales has abandoned a public event in the face of an angry protests over food shortages and price rises.

Mr Morales was due to address a parade to commemorate a colonial-era uprising in the mining city of Oruro.

But he and his team left the city to avoid a violent demonstration by miners throwing dynamite.

There have also been protests in other Bolivian cities over the shortage of sugar and other basic foodstuffs.

Mr Morales cut short his visit and returned to La Paz after protesters set off explosions close to where he was preparing to give a speech in Oruro, the capital of his home province in western Bolivia.

"The government took the decision not to respond to shameful provocations of this kind," presidential spokesman Ivan Canelas said.

Wave of protest

Setting off dynamite is a common feature of trade union protests in Bolivia, where the explosive is widely available to miners, but injuries are rare.

In the eastern city of Santa Cruz - an opposition stronghold - protesters blocked the road to the airport to demand the government scrap an agency set up to promote food production.

The protesters say the agency - known as Emapa - is inefficient and discourages private commerce.

Smaller protests were also staged in La Paz and the central city of Cochabamba, although marches were called off because of bad weather.

President Morales is facing a wave of protest over rising food and transport costs and a shortage of sugar.

The left-wing leader's popularity has fallen sharply since the beginning of the year, when he abandoned plans to cut fuel subsidies in the face of popular protests.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bolivia; communism; dynamite; evomorales; explosives; food; miners; morales; protests; riots; shortages; supply; tntparty

1 posted on 02/13/2011 3:10:42 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Forming the TNT Party.


2 posted on 02/13/2011 3:12:22 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Obama doesn’t appear to be in any rush to encourage the people to throw a marxist out of office.


3 posted on 02/13/2011 3:12:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Isn’t he one of Hugo’s best friends? Funny that the workers are upset with a “man of the people”.lol.


4 posted on 02/13/2011 3:13:27 PM PST by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The world is getting more incensed every day.


5 posted on 02/13/2011 3:13:38 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: DeaconBenjamin

but but but our Dem propaganda wing called the media will be over this for a week and saying how the people are fed up of socialism.
OOPPS sorry it is the Dem propaganda wing of course they won’t report this unless it is throwing out right wing leaders


6 posted on 02/13/2011 3:17:42 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

lol


7 posted on 02/13/2011 3:18:51 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The Ethanol Revolutions


8 posted on 02/13/2011 3:20:31 PM PST by mewykwistmas ("Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ")
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To: kalee

Thanks.

I couldn’t resist!


9 posted on 02/13/2011 3:21:20 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: DeusExMachina05

Morales makes Chavez look like a free trader.


10 posted on 02/13/2011 3:21:56 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: DeaconBenjamin

“a violent demonstration by miners throwing dynamite”

Rough crowd


11 posted on 02/13/2011 3:22:38 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: cripplecreek

Bolivia is landlocked. Egypt has the Suez Canal. Which one is more important to our strategic interests?


12 posted on 02/13/2011 3:22:49 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

As scared as our politicians are of the TEA Party, think of their panic if they were confronted by the TNT Party.


13 posted on 02/13/2011 3:28:21 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim

BAHOG Ping

14 posted on 02/13/2011 3:28:36 PM PST by martin_fierro (Hooray PinkiePie!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Was Jimmy Walker there?


15 posted on 02/13/2011 3:30:12 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Morales led his revolution in order to prevent the building of a natural gas pipeline to the sea. He said, hydrocarbons mean slavery, that Bolivians should turn to their authentic roots, by which he meant coca, which he said would lead them to freedom.

So.

Chavez supported the revolution, admonishing them to stay out of the hydrocarbons business.

So here they sit atop natural gas deposits, with rising food prices, rising fuel prices, which is exactly where anyone could have predicted they would wind up. What natural gas production they have was seized from the stockholders and is now government run. Good job. Works every time.


16 posted on 02/13/2011 3:40:05 PM PST by marron
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To: kalee
"Mr. President, can you hear us now?"


17 posted on 02/13/2011 3:44:52 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
1. Light fuse on a stick of dynamite. 2. Hand to Evo and say..”Here, hold this.”
18 posted on 02/13/2011 3:47:48 PM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Yeah but you can grow come legAlly

You may not get a cake but he’ll snorting come ain’t half bad


19 posted on 02/13/2011 3:51:23 PM PST by Flavius (A)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

lol


20 posted on 02/13/2011 4:12:06 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: edpc

“Good Times” ping.


21 posted on 02/13/2011 4:21:12 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Why are prices rising?


22 posted on 02/13/2011 4:23:11 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: RushingWater
Why are prices rising?

Ask "Helicopter Ben" Bernanke and Chuck "Ethanol is Good" Grassley.

23 posted on 02/13/2011 4:33:27 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
"over the shortage of sugar and other basic foodstuffs"


-without reading further, my guess is his government has put price controls on those commodities.
24 posted on 02/13/2011 4:36:07 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: DeaconBenjamin; kristinn
2008 SUMMER : (CODE PINK'S MEDEA BENJAMIN MEETS WITH BOLIVIA'S EVO MORALES--- SEE CODE PINK {See OBAMA} ) This was a major gathering of American communists from the Communist Party USA, Committee of Correspondence (a CP-split off), and the Workers World Party and its split-off (Socialism and Liberation crap), plus the Castroites/Chavezites of Benjamin and Evans (connected to the Democratic Party).
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Medea Benjamin met with Evo Morales several weeks ago just before he started a diplomatic row with the U.S. 61 posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 11:40:43 PM by kristinn | To 20
25 posted on 02/13/2011 4:39:35 PM PST by piasa
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To: DeaconBenjamin

TNT does get your attention.
Serious protesters use TNT.


26 posted on 02/13/2011 4:57:03 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: marron

Sounded like you were referring to nobama.

Those birds of a feather, hugo, evo and zero.


27 posted on 02/13/2011 4:58:39 PM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: rickmichaels
"The world is getting more incensed every day.

Hungrier too.

Get your Potassium Iodide now.

28 posted on 02/13/2011 5:41:56 PM PST by blam
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To: DeaconBenjamin

It’s tough all over, and could get tougher, especially in countries where the government routinely over-promises benefits and dampens productive activities by excessively blatant looting of Other People’s Money.

http://fabiusmaximus.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/24723/
Update about the potential for another year of bad harvests
10 February 2011


29 posted on 02/13/2011 6:05:42 PM PST by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Ethanol subsidies just keep on giving.


30 posted on 02/13/2011 6:30:58 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: piasa

Medea Benjamin...any poop on her? Can’t someone “find” something on her that would enrage the left? Ya know...like she kicked her cat out into the rain or something? Something HORRIBLE like that...let’s get PETA on her ass, because really traitorous activity against the United States of America just doesn’t seem to impress the left.

Let’s “get” her for kitty abuse.


31 posted on 02/13/2011 9:43:30 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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