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Evo vs Jesus Christ: Evo still wins

Via The Mex Files, your asleep-at-the-wheel Otto finally gets to see what Jim Schultz at Blog From Bolivia (excellent blog, btw) has been watching on his TV in Cochabamba, Bolivia. You guys up North that complain about negative political adverts have a lot to learn.

Jim Schultz’ “Blog from Bolivia” reports on the political ad campaign:

One ad, seeking a No vote, touts a bloody fetus and declares that the new constitution would legalize abortion. It doesn’t, nor does it come close to doing so. Another ad shows two men kissing, beckons voters to “not be a part of the sin” and urges a No vote. The new constitution includes vague language about discriminatation based on sexual orientation. The best ad of the bunch features side-by-side images of President Evo Morales, the constitution’s main promoter, with Jesus Christ (who to my knowledge has remained neutral so far). Declaring that the new constitution eliminates religious rights (another, ‘it doesn’t’) the ad asks voters, “Whose side are you on?”

Jesus, who has not run for public office in Bolivia, is a popular figure here.


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