Thank god, this blog is not a journalistic blog and thus once in a while one can be partial. Every time I read something like the following it makes me kind of upset. In my frustration I can only come up with one question: What are these people thinking?
The following text is the latest resolution adopted by the Central Obrera Regional El Alto (Regional Worker's Center El Alto). In it they outline the different measures they'll carry out to "fight" for the nationalization of the hydrocarbons, the resignation of President Mesa and the closure of Congress.
This is the text in Spanish
RESOLUCIONES DEL 2do. AMPLIADO DE EMERGENCIA DE LA CENTRAL OBRERA REGIONAL DE EL ALTO resuelve:
Here is a rough translation
Second emergency assembly of COR El Alto decided:
Aren't these people braking some laws? News reports are saying that the miners have brought with them dynamite sticks and are detonating them on the streets. Two days ago, as a result of one detonation, one kid got blown down by the shock waves of one explosion.
What about taking over government buildings, gas stations, banks, and even the take over of the airport? What about the roadblocks? Aren't they thinking they are interfering with the right to transit of some people, with the right to get an education of some kids, with the right to get something to eat, etc., etc., etc. What happens when there is a medical emergency?
I mean, I understand some of the demands. Living in Bolivia is not easy, but chaos is not going to help either!
In what sense are these actions CONSTRUCTIVE?