On October 17, Gonzalo Sanchez de Losada, president of Bolivia, resigned in the face of massive public protests and fled to the United States. The new president is Sanchez de Losada’s former v.p., Carlos Mesa. The protest was about Sanchez de Losada’s devotion to “neoliberalism” and his government’s contract with an international consortium, Pacific LNG, to sell Bolivia’s natural gas, at a price fixed below market value, for export to the United States via Chile and Mexico.
How will the U.S. react to this? Will the U.S. react at all? How badly do we need the natural gas?
Here are a couple of links to articles about the coup or revolution or whatever they end up calling it. I could only find articles on socialist or leftist websites. (Are conservatives not even taking an interest?)