April 15, 2007

In Resounding Tone the Assembly Hears: Autonomy!

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On this post I talked about the Constituent Assembly's tour around Bolivia. This tour was supposed to bring the assembly to the people and that way collect proposals. Now, the tours is over and there is a resounding call for autonomy as a result.

There is not much to report, other than the last visit was made to Trinidad, the capital of the Beni department. Although, there were 'interesting' proposals made in the areas of land tenure, security, and country symbols (among many others), in the different speeches and acts, the call for autonomous local governments were the primary issue. However, the division of opinion between East and West about the kind of autonomy was and is still evident.

According to La Razón, the tour lasted 35 days and costed 600,000 US$.