[Marxism] Bachelet Takes Oath as Chile's President

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Mar 11 10:44:16 MST 2006

Walter wrote:
>The Bolivian President highlighted the current coincidence that, both in
>Chile and in Bolivia, representatives of two marginalized and excluded
>sectors of the population -women and indigenous people- have the
>"opportunity to lead."

Walter, in your breathless desire to get people waving pom-pom's again, 
would it be asking too much for you to do a little bit of research before 
posting something about the Chilean SP and indigenous peoples? The plain 
fact is that the Mapuche have been treated like shit. Go to 
http://www.mapuche-nation.org/english/frontpage.htm and you will find 
statements in opposition to the free trade agreement that the Chilean 
"socialists" embraced, complaints about the Lagos government's refusal to 
defend Mapuche land from timber or mining excursions, etc.

You'll notice that people like rrubinelli have shown their willingness to 
refrain from opening up this thread again. Let's have a little patience, 

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