La Paz was the melting pot of Bolivia and economic center for many, many years. Its beautiful, despite the chaos that their citizens have to endure, mainly because of the political protests, strikes and blockades as it is the political center of our beloved country. In the turmoil of 2003 and 2005, La Paz consolidated the support most of their citizens gave to the marches the coca growers did some further years back. If it hadn’t been for La Paz citizens, current Bolivian presidency would have relied in other hands.
I used to live in La Paz, until the end of last century, I left it mainly because of the hatred current political government in power was able to build over time. In the last six years, reverse-racism made it almost impossible to live or visit that city; too much envy, blaming everyone else but themselves for their fortune or lack thereof, intolerance, disgust over our Republican history, denying our self existence. Despite all, we are mostly a Christian society with western civilization habits and an overwhelming mestizo population, contrary to the intention of current government to outcast ourselves.
To make things worse, yesterday the fight between police force and university students was violent to say the least. There is lack of negotiation skills and crisis management from the side of the government; the population of La Paz has to endure and absorb the tear gas, stress builds up and its harder and harder to live and prosper in La Paz, there is nothing peaceful over there but the name…
The economic mirage and demagogue that displays current political party in power was still receiving the support of the majority of La Paz urban population. I just couldn’t understand how those people thought a coca-grower-vertical-union leader was the best mind to govern us.
Now, there is a little light at the end of this dark era… Pagina Siete reports:
[first graph question: “would you agree over a new mandate of E M?” NO 75.40%
second: “do you trust E M government?” NO 70.20%
third: “do you believe what the government says of E M?” NO 76.50%]