Sunday, March 8, 2009

Trouble brewing in Bolivia... Family of Morales critic 'attacked' -- Reuters Video

Mar. 8 - A former Bolivian vice president and known opponent of President Evo Morales said a government lynch-mob tried to burn down his house while his family were still inside.

Helen Long of Reuters reports.

If you'd like to read more about this story, check out this article from the Latin American Herald

LA PAZ – The former vice president of Bolivia and opposition leader Victor Hugo Cardenas complained on Saturday that a “government-party mob” attacked his house in a community on the Bolivian altiplano and fears for the life of his wife and three children who were staying there.

Cardenas, an intellectual Aymara who was vice president during the first government of Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (1993-1997), told the media that peasant followers of President Evo Morales occupied at noon his house near Lake Titicaca.