Thursday, April 13, 2006

More on Evo Morales and MAS Double Standards

When Evo Morales assumed the Bolivian presidency on January 22, he clearly said "Reserved expenses cannot go on, reserved expenses only to steal and kill" and swore to get rid of them. He went on to say that he didn't any fear of eliminating these reserved expenses and that they shouldn't exist in a democracy.
Well, yesterday, Evo Morales' MPs ratified the validity of these expenses, which amount to Bs28.4 million. The oppositions thinks that reserved expenses will go towards the MAS Constituent Assembly campaign. Howeverm according to the Ministery of Government, this will not happen. In fact, the difference between reserved expenses in other administrations and reserved expenses in this administration will be that expenses now will be "completely transparent", the speaker for the Ministery said. Obviously, there is no word other than theirs on what procedures they will use to make these expenses completely transparent.
After yesterday's reports on corruption and extortion claims, what will come next?
Read more here.

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