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Victory of the People! The Gas Smash is OFF! Evo derogated the decree, to make things be as they were before the smashing increase in gas prices.

As of today, December 31st, at 22:15, in an urgent press conference in La Paz Bolivia, the Bolivian president derogated the Decree No.748, which put the gas prices up in 83% to 95%.

This is a result of the powerful demonstrations in the streets from the corageous Bolivian people. Workers of all kinds, mothers, young people, poor, middle class, everyone was in the streets.

The country has been paralyzed since Monday, December 26th, the date of issue of the decree. There were hundreds of protests being scheduled for next week.

People were using all media outlets to tell their president that the decree was unacceptable and must be derogated.
Internet web 2.0 has played a remarkable role by channeling people´s opinions directly to the president.

Bloggers from all over Bolivia have been busy doing citizen activism for the derogation of the decree.

This is indeed a victory of the people, who will now go home and celebrate the new year 2011 as God commands.

There is a lot of work left to do though, as people are now asking for the Ministers to resign, to tighten the borders not to let gasoline flee from the country, and many other steps towards the recovery of a very weak economy.


olutosin's picture


Nothing has changed the course of history than the agitation for change by few committed few. Welldone and kudos to our people over there, we shall continue to fight till the masses are empowered, recognised and build our intellectuals to overthrown the bourgoise, we shall overcome. The workers are the builders and producers. The majority. Just a handful of eat to stupor and die cannot destroy our land and future. Away with corrupt and insensitive leAders. Welldone sister, your voice is resonating!

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


mrbeckbeck's picture


So glad to hear that the power of the people has prevailed in Bolivia! I read your earlier posts and was disturbed at the prospect of such high price increases... how can anyone afford that??!

Thank you for keeping us aware of this situation when the other media outlets don't seem to notice. Shine that light, sister!


Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

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