Posts Tagged ‘Evo Morales’

Mexico: a different reelection proposal

December 18, 2009

Interesting, Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón’s proposal for reelection. When I first heard about it from my Dutch colleague in Mexico, Jan-Albert Hootsen, I thought the Mexican president would join his colleagues Chávez, Uribe, Morales and Correa, who all changed constitution for their own reelection, but Calderón’s case is different and that is refreshing. (more…)


Looking for Evo Morales

May 8, 2009

My journey through Bolivia has almost finished and there is only one frustration: we (the photographer René Clement and I) have not been able to get an appointment with president Evo Morales to interview him.

A picture of Evo (middle) from his own website,

A picture of Evo (middle) from his own website,


Indians in Bolivia proud of Evo Morales

April 28, 2009

I have been travelling in the eastern highlands of Bolivia for a week now and it is clear that the population still loves its president Evo Morales. Here there is a big concentration of the Aymara population. That is where the president has a big support. It is much harder fore himn in the east and north, eg the Santa Cruz and Pando provinces, where politicians are looking for independence (more…)

Flip flopping Uribe is dying to go on

February 18, 2009

After Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez’ referendum victory, his Colombian counterpart Álvaro Uribe was being evasive as usual about his own desire to be re-elected. This after having denied aspiring a third term a few weeks earlier. (more…)

Chávez wins, but opposition is getting strong

February 16, 2009

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez can be reelected in 2013, but a victory then is not certain yet. The first step has been made however. Chávez won a referendum which makes it possible for him to be reelected eternally. (more…)

The ambition of Chávez, Uribe, Morales and Correa

January 21, 2009

chavurcorrmo-0109Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa is complaining that the indians in their protest against the mining industry want to destabilize his government, according to AFP today. Such news makes me yawn, because in Latin America there is a phenomenon which is democratically boring but also worrying. Several presidents are too much attached to their job. They all want to change the constitution in order to stay in power or/and increase it. (more…)

Mr. Obama’s backyard Latin America

January 14, 2009

chav-ahmadinejad-0109The president elect of the United States, Barack Obama, should pay attention to his backyard, Latin America. Although the region doesn’t seem important worldwide, movements are made which should alert the United States.