Some conclusions of government’s gathering brouhaha

Now that the government’s gathering brouhaha is over, La Razon summarized some “conclusions,” link for the whole Spanish article is below:

Topics that will go to regional debate

Economic Development

The construction of the road Villa Tunari-San Ignacio of Moxos was established as a priority. They also agreed to analyze the distribution of oil income [natural gas revenues] and to combat smuggling, as well as creating the Ministry of Electricity and Mining. [more bureaucracy and probably more jobs for those groups supporting current government]

Food security

They agreed to require greater investment in irrigation and the creation of a social pact between [the nine] Governors offices and [their] municipalities for the productive revolution. With regard to land tenure, they called for nationalizing the land which is in the hands of foreigners.

Wage and employment

It was raised to eliminate wage discrimination against women in rural and urban areas, and consolidating a salary increase inversely proportional [those who earn less will receive a higher salary increase percentage], study the differences between public and private national minimum wages. [how to measure contribution towards production and bureaucracy?]

Social policies

Health was raised and they request to adopted by law a single health system (SUS); while in education, they want to accelerate the implementation of the law Avelino Siñani [law with serious and crucial issues that may place Bolivia at the very bottom of education, if compared to other countries who are aiming at a global market – for jobs and production]. They suggested that universities set up units in rural areas. [level and quality of high school education must be leveled first, otherwise there will be either a great number of desertions or a very low academic level, which will be translated in low skilled professionals, thus ineffective and inefficient]


They agreed to the reduction of surplus coca crops and the strengthening of the fight against drug trafficking. They agreed to socialize the new law of public safety and Social responsibility; they also advocated to improve the salaries of policemen, among other things. [here there is a contradiction with those who wanted to “legalize” 8,000 additional hectares of coca plants to the existing 12,000 legal figure]

Now, scheduled January meetings will supposedly review/work in this selected topics, while the General Assembly prepares themselves to raise hands, without further analysis.

Conclusions of the meeting called by indigenous groups are also expected to see how we will begin a new year…

Published by Bolivian Thoughts

Senior managerial experience on sustainable development projects.

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