An historic day!
Trip Start Jan 12, 2006
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He´s a socialist and talks a lot about justice issues. He´s really big on indigenous rights and making them part of the system,instead of marginalized, especially since they are the majority in this country. I like him and hope the U.S. is not too hard on him. Every country of South America sent their president to attend. The U.S. only managed to send an under-secretary-of-state.
Personal note: I just took a "sick day," sleeping 20 hours between leaving Mizque Saturday afternoon and waking up on Sunday morning. It was a great day to be kinda sick since I just wanted to watch TV anyway and see the inauguration. Now I´m back on track, refreshed and ready to go. We hope to visit a couple possible volunteer sites today.
Here's a good article from The Nation (while it lasts) for a better look at Bolivia: