Festive Left Friday Blogging: Happy Birthday, El Alto!

The Bolivian city of El Alto, which lies just above La Paz, turned 26 years old this week. And guess who showed up to the party?

Yep, that’s right…Evo again this week. I figured we could all do with a nice picture of him in formal dress. Okay, make it two:

Here he is between Alvaro (who seems to have gotten a spiffy new haircut) and the mayor of the city, which played a key role in the water wars that turfed out the foreign profiteers and helped Bolivia begin to get back sovereignty over its own natural resources. El Alto may not have as long a history as its near neighbor, but it has a storied one already, and Evo wouldn’t dream of missing out on the party.

Let’s hope there was lots of cake!

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