Monday, December 19, 2005

Leftist appears to win Bolivian election.

Bolivia — Socialist Evo Morales appears assured of becoming Bolivia's
next president, according to unofficial results Monday, an outcome that would
solidify South America's shift toward the political left.

In my opinion, this is none of our business now. Although he has already defied the U.S. in saying that under his control, Bolivia will continue to grow Coca (the plant used to make Cocaine,) and although he counts among his friends Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, and although the last thing we want is another Communist stronghold, it is certainly not in our power to do anything about it. I just think this is something to keep our eyes on.