Thursday, May 25, 2006

From the hand of Mother Coca...

Evo Morales, the man that declared "long live coca and down with the Yanquis" in his presidential acceptance speech has his own colourful website.

This week the Economist rather pompously described London's mayor as an "ignorant paternalist" in reference to Ken's show of hospitality to Latin America's most irritating back-seat driver Hugo Chavez.

Chavez is not the sort of bloke around whom a natural consensus forms, but has certainly done a good deal to undermine the Washington Consensus in the past few months, as well as the electoral prospects of his 'pals' Ollanta Humala in Peru and Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico. Most of Latin America's governments (and would-be governments) are surely starting to think it's high time that Evo's no1 compadre took a chill pill.

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