Thursday, January 12, 2006

Bolivian president: Evo Morales

Evo Morales, the newly-elected Bolivian president, has been on a whirlwind tour, visiting many countries dentro de pocos días. Well, I see that he is in South Africa today and tomorrow (See Fabricius´ "
Morales thanks SA for 'strong support' ", in the Cape Times) and is getting a very warm reception from the South African government. So much so that South Africa and Bolivia will enter into formal bilateral agreement talks (Ay de mi, my English). Well, Evo Morales graced Spain with his presence in recent days, and quite amusingly and unbelievably the point of discussion raised was that the man was not dressed for the occassion. I see that he disports a preppy look, with polo t-shirts, and cardigans, and not (que horror!!) a suit. So, the latter was up for discussion over here. Very amusing. In fact, something short of hilarious.


At Fri Jan 13, 02:11:00 AM GMT, Blogger Camilo Pino said...

The truth is that Bolivia’s President Elect is quickly changing habits.

A Venezuelan columnist, revealed that the Anti-Capitalist leader flew to Spain and France in a Citgo corporation jet.

The airplane, a Falcon 200EX with American plate N-977-CP was graciously lent by Citgo’s de facto chairman and Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez-Frías.

It’s good to be a socialist President. You get to fly for free in big oil company jets. And on top of that you get your own complimentary security service.

Indeed, Chavez’s generosity knows no limits. He also provided Morales with a complimentary armed security force to escort him all the way to Spain. Spanish authorities where dismayed when they met the armed guard in Madrid. The bodyguards where allowed to enter Spain under two conditions, no weapons and no accompanying Morales.


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