Festive Left Friday Blogging: Bicentennial in Bolivia

The capital city of La Paz celebrated its 200th year of independence this past week, and it was a big bash…so big that leaders from all over Latin America came to take part. Check out the luminaries:


El Ecuadorable showed up looking very groovy in his very grooviest shirt. Check out that pose! Do you think he got thunderous applause?


Lugo’s spotlight was so bright, he had to wear shades.


The legitimate chancellor of Honduras, Patricia Rodas, also showed up to represent her country. There was understandable pain in her eyes, but she had to know that the good guys were in solidarity.


And of course, Big ‘n’ Handsome was there, looking like a teddy bear in his cozy red scarf…


There was also an unprecedented military parade in which traditionally-dressed indigenous walked shoulder to shoulder with those in uniform. These well-dressed cholitas carried a banner of a military hero, and a female one at that: Juana Azurduy de Padilla.

But you know who shone the brightest? Take a wild guess…and try not to let your tongue hang out too far:


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