The current situation

I agree, Mesa has rough seas ahead. However, he cannot do everything himself. He has engaged in sincere dialog with many groups and has reached agreements with several of them. Yet, some groups refuse to compromise.

His administration is often placed in no-win situations. He has the responsibility to all citizens, which also means applying the law and ending roadblocks so that there is no food shortage. Unfortunately, when the blockaders are armed, the armed forces are placed in a delicate predicament.

The way some people (newspapers) are spinning this recent armed confrontation is disturbing. Sure, Mesa authorized to end the blockades in accordance to laws, but these headlines are creating the impression that Mesa deliberately ordered the killing of civilians.

Posted by eduardo at June 4, 2004 04:27 PM

I agree w/ you completely. Mesa's doing all he can ... but he's afraid of using "mano dura" when necessary. I don't mean unecessary force; I mean enforcing no-blockade laws, etc. Now, when he tries to it, it's almost too little, too late.

Posted by miguel at June 5, 2004 01:37 PM

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