Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Bolivia denies slave holder rights while US contemplates legalizing slavery

Yesterday, Bolivian National Agrarian Tribunal rejected US slaver Ronald Larsen's challenge to Morales governments' seizure of his ranch in Santa Cruz and redistribution to 2,000 indigenous Guarani families, many of whom he held in indentured servitude. While at the same moment US lawmakers are considering abolishing the 14th Amendment to end the legal ambiguity of "illegal" migrant labor and simply reinstitute slavery. 

2 comments:

David Sketchley said...

Hi

My wife is on holiday right now traveling around Bolivia and can't get in to Potosí. It is blockaded. She says things are getting aggressive. What's happening over there? They couldn't even visit the salar de Uyani. Info please...

El Duderino said...

Certian sectors are mad about a new law aimed at stopping the sale of contraband goods, a major source of income for certian sectors in Potosi and Oruro. In Potosi, the local opposition party AS is using the protest to put pressure on MAS. CNN wrote up a basic story.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/08/04/bolivia.protesters.police/#fbid=2N5GXntr0kV&wom=false