Just returned from the honeymoon in Italy & France. It was splendid, of course (though I still prefer Italy over France). We're tired, jetlagged, and not entirely eager to jump back into the work routine. Instead, we're taking this weekend to rest.
I'm also just now starting to catch up on the (most recent) mess that is Bolivian politics. Can't say that I'm shocked to hear of street battles in Cochabamba (two dead; about a hundred injured), but it does seem like things are nearing a breaking point. I wonder if the odds of civil war are now higher than they were a few months ago (when a study predicted more than 50/50 odds).
Once I process all the details — in between finishing the revisions to my dissertation, starting two conference papers, and prepping for the first week of the semester (which starts 22 January) — I'll try to make some sense of the recent political chaos in Bolivia.
Posted by Miguel at 09:27 AM
This Tuesday there may a general strike in Santa Cruz, Tarija, not sure where else in support of democracy in Bollivia and as an outcry against what the cocaleros have tried to do by disrespecting elected officials, demanding their resignation - becuase they think they can. Things have been mostly quiet this weekend.
Posted by: mom at January 14, 2007 09:20 PM