Purple Redux

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The Red Ponchos in Bolivia are made up of armed and militant Quechua Indians who support President Evo Morales. Today the nation’s richest and largest state, Santa Cruz, is expected to pass an autonomy referendum seeking to justify withholding the revenues that they are expected to pay to the national government.

Early this morning I was lucky to catch a BBC’s Instant Guide to Raul Castro. Since taking over the presidency from his brother Fidel, Raul Castro has introduced a series of liberalizing reforms in Cuba. I never knew much about him until now.

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