Foot in the Door Technique?

Last Thursday, the Bolivian Foreign Minister announced that Bolivia will no longer seek access to the sea through multi-lateral means. You may remember President Carlos Mesa’s obsession with bringing up the subject at every international forum, conference, and at the United Nations. Per the request of Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, which Mesa previously discounted, these… Continue reading Foot in the Door Technique?

"No Te Salves"

During my massive airport time, I finished reading the book “More Terrible Than Death” by Robin Kirk. One of the individuals in the book, a Colombian human rights worker who was killed had a favorite poem. It was called “No te salves” by the Uruguayan Mario Benedetti.

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The pressure on Bolivia to sign a treaty with the United States granting immunity to American soldiers is not sitting well with Evo Morales: “Aprobar (ese tratado por el que presiona Washington) es como decir que nosotros somos como animalitos, que nos matan nomás”, alegó Morales luego de advertir: “Si es necesario hay que incendiar… Continue reading Firestarter