In most countries, the job of Vice President is limited to sitting around and waiting for the President to die.
In Bolivia, the Vice President’s job includes explaining the cast of the country’s leading telenovela. Which is a tough job, because there is a new episode every day.
I’ve been meaning to write about the gripping saga of Evo Morales and his family, which turns out to be larger than we thought, but with new developments every day, I haven’t found the time yet. In short, it’s about love affairs, corruption, a child who was declared dead but turns up alive 8 years later, the miraculous career of a young woman who had a child with the President when she was 18, Bolivian-Chinese business deals, a President who allegedly didn’t recognize his (ex-)girlfriend when she posed for a photo with him, family feuds and much more. In typical South American fashion, President Morales blames all of this on a foreign conspiracy (as of now, he hasn’t implicated me personally yet).
Stay tuned! It’s rare that you can watch live as a President dismantles his own achievements and his legacy, day by day.
It’s not your fault, don’t worry. I’m pretty sure it’s the USA’s fault or Barack Obama’s personally.
Of course it’s the USA’s fault (just wait for the comments of some conspiracy nuts), but I am worried that all gringos will be lumped together.
Thanks, Obama. XD
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heheh. Great post Mr. Yes, telenovel is very popular in all South America and its a big opinion leader.
Good Luck :)
But only in Bolivia the telenovela is real!
Yes, be careful of what you say, the government might kick you out of Bolvia! But that would just make you so much cooler. You can tell people, “yeah, I was kicked out of a whole country for standing up to it’s government “!
Almost as cool as when I was arrested in Iran and accused of conspiracy to overthrow the government.
I love Bolivia and I would like to stay longer. But I will never shut up if I think I have something to say. (And I don’t remember the last time I thought I didn’t have anything to say. Must have been a sports- or music-related question.)
Thank you! I will keep you all updated about Bolivia.
that is kind of you.
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