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Morales confident he will win Sunday's election in all nine Bolivian districts

Saturday, October 11th 2014 - 03:22 UTC
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At an event to mark the closing of his campaign ahead of Sunday’s elections, a self-assured Evo Morales told Bolivians that he will win all over the country and will even take the opposition’s bastions of support in the east. Read full article


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  • Lord Ton

    Is it one of those ”General' elections ? You know, when everyone knows which General is going to be elected.

    Oct 11th, 2014 - 05:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Another commie president for life...

    Oct 11th, 2014 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Loosen the bone, Morales.

    Oct 11th, 2014 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Still this Bolivian crazy man after decades remains in power.

    Oct 11th, 2014 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @1 Lord Ton
    Good joke, but with the exception of Venezuela, the military are no longer such a powerful force in Lat Am politics as they were in the last century. A little progress, but progress indeed.

    Although I am no fan of Evo, he appears more 'authentic' than his left-wing counterparts in Venezuela. By this I mean that he actually believes in his political stance rather than just spouting other peoples' ideology whilst lining his pockets like the corrupt, hypocritical, upper-echoleons of 'chavismo'.
    Still, best to keep an eye on him. Although utterly powerless on the world stage he does like to bang the drum for anything remotely 'anti-western' and therefore could easily be exploited by a variety of nefarious external forces.

    Oct 11th, 2014 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Incidentally, if most Latin American failed-states eliminated the position of president, in no time they would begin to prosper! No kidding, just look up a few
    of these examples: Bolivia, Argentina, Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and so on, and on, and on.


    Oct 11th, 2014 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 Philippe

    But what would you have in their place?

    A turkey might be a good substitute: it has more brain cells than most of the existing bunch.

    Oct 11th, 2014 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I vote for the turkey! Only 74 days until Christmas! At least they would get a decent lunch!

    Oct 11th, 2014 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    #7 ChrisR

    I have no doubt that a horse or a monkey would perform infinitely better than
    an Evo or a CFK. We are talking of failed-states.


    Oct 11th, 2014 - 09:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @9 Phillipe
    I agree that the ALBA way is the wrong way. They have feet of clay, based on Venezuela's presumed oil wealth. Which has in fact been mortgaged to China for the next 25 years at prefential, not global-market, rates.


    Oct 11th, 2014 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

    Per O Globo tonight, Venezuela has called for an emergency OPEC meeting as the price of oil has again dropped. The further explanation by the Venezuelan government, is the price drop s all “ a vast conspiracy by outside Western countries against the Bolivarians.”

    Nothing said about over-production. Nothing said about paying the recent fine award against Venezuela for nationalizing.

    Oct 11th, 2014 - 11:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    ref: the above photo.

    When marketing ones public image appearance, attention to haircare is essential.
    Evo, may I recommend a popular product... 'Head & Shoulders'. I have heard it is very good for such problems that you have....

    @11, seriously now, re VNZLA
    some important issues to consider;
    PDVSA has mortgaged much of the next 25 years of oil production to China at below market-rates.
    PDVSA has also promised to supply the ALBA nations at below market-rates for many years to come. (For purposes of political influence and the the so-called 'bolivarian' agenda). It is failing to deliver this and is in dispute with some of its so-called 'allies'.
    PDVSA, which is simply an arm of the chavismo govt, subsidises Cuba to the tune of $9 billion per annum.
    Many, many multi-national oil/gas/power/airline companies are about to sue VNZLA for money against illegal/unfair nationalisations and/or unpaid debt.
    VNZLA has massive oil resources but is facing default.

    Oct 12th, 2014 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 12 ilsen

    Awww! Dandruff?

    I thought he had bat shit sprinkled on his cow pat!

    Oct 12th, 2014 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Or maybe he just over indulged on the local 'marching powder'?

    Oct 12th, 2014 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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