Thursday, July 03, 2008

Another NGO bites the dust

The International Crisis Group's latest report on Bolivia, "Rescuing the New Constitution and Democratic Stability" gets a smack down of a critical review from the Andean Information Network. The ICG's report is so chalk full of misrepresentations, omissions, and "factual inaccuracies" that the AIN's review is only part 1 of wading through this joke exercise in "conflict prevention", as the ICG claims is their mission (what ever happened to "conflict resolution"?). The AIN is entirely too kind to the ICG for passing off this apologetic straight out of the mouths of the conservative opposition as objective fact finding fieldwork. The AIN correctly notes that if the ICG's recommendations were followed the likely result would actually be a deepening and intensification of political conflict in Bolivia. Go read the reports if you feel like raising your blood pressure and getting a headache.

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