Monday, December 26, 2005
Cocalero in Bolivia
Not sure if you have seen the news on this or not, but Bolivia elected Evo Morales, a socialist former coca grower(cocalero) as their president. I don't know how the cocaleros behave in Bolivia, but in Peru they are, how should I say, not a positive influence on society. Anyways, this editorial seems to have it about right regarding this story. Hopefully Evo will turn out more like Lula (the leftist president in Brazil who has enacted sane social policies while not sacrificing private property rights and hindering economic growth).