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Bolivia: Media Reaction to Gas Nationalization

Justin Delacour links to an article on Upside Down World about the international press’ reaction to Bolivia's nationalization of gas resources. Jim Shultz reminds readers to ” not lose track of the big picture: At the end of the day Bolivia will develop its gas and oil through some kind of partnership between the Bolivian government and foreign oil companies.” Boli-Nica on Bolivia takes a look at how the gas nationalization could affect the federal pension fund.

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  • Here I am in Santa Cruz thinking about all of the discussions I’ve had with the people who really know something first hand about these issues–the Bolivians themselves.

    First–I’ve found the media focus is oil–it’s always oil.
    Second–No one talks about what Morales has done for the people in his country, nope it’s all about oil.
    Third–So a native guy decides to take the resources of his country and call it the people-who-live-there resources, while others fret over their loss of control of any country that has oil and natural gas.

    What’a we got here–brown people, nationalization, oil, and while you’re at it U.S.A. throw in a couple of coca leaves and call it cocaine.

    Then press the red panic button and call this small country anything you want, but hail to the underdogs, and watch as Morales creates stormy seas among the greed of the oil industry.

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