Festive Left Friday Blogging: An Ecuadorable visit to Bolivia

The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, was in Bolivia recently to sign some bilateral agreements. And while he was there, he went on walkabouts with Evo and Alvaro:


…and had a good chuckle at press conferences with Evo:


…and shook hands with one of his youngest local fans:


And an Ecuadorable time was had by all.

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2 Responses to Festive Left Friday Blogging: An Ecuadorable visit to Bolivia

  1. Peter Lackowski says:

    Sabina, are you familiar with Maria Galindo of Mujeres Creando in Bolivia? If not, I hope to introduce you to her. She is a powerful actor in the cause of feminism.

    My wife Sharyl Green and I visited Bolivia in 2012 and we interviewed her:


    Maria Galindo also has a weekly op-ed column in the newspaper http://www.paginasiete.bo, every Wednesday.

    Mujeres Creando is also worth looking into: mujerescreando.com

    I share your enthusiasm about what is happening in Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela. In Bolivia we got interviews with several people who have led historically important progressive movements, and we published three. You might be interested in the nuanced views of Bolivian affairs that they expressed.



    As I re-read the Olivera interview a year and a half later I am impressed by how well he articulated the Bolivian version of the inevitable tension between the state and social movements that is playing out in these three countries, each in its own way. (The Venezuelan version is obviously very different, with a serious attempt being made to resolve the contradiction in favor of protagonism.)

    But I digress–be sure to check out Maria Galindo. And if you ever visit La Paz, stay at Mujeres Creando. Part of what they do is run a small hotel and restaurant, and they took care of us like family!

    • Sabina Becker says:

      Thanks, Peter! If I’m ever in the neighborhood, I will be sure to go there. I hope I will be able to go, one day…soon.

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