This cartoon is from El Diario, December 21, 2011. It portrays Santa Claus saying: “the cost of toys for all poor children in country is huge…” and the reindeer says “…but it will always be cheaper than any Evo’s summit…” In clear allusion to last weeks’ brouhaha from current government. Thousands of Bolvianos were spent, to gather a self-admiring group who intended to replace the National Assembly, and still will try to do so.
Bolivia is being considered not so ‘poor” anymore and that is why a number of the European donors are phasing out. The sad reality is that a huge portion of our labor force and youngsters are still non-competitive and lack skills that will help overcome poverty.