Bolivia: Going down in the ranking of tin production
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According to a report from the Millennium Foundation published in various media in mid-March, we produce 23% of production, the second-or market-place to fourth place with only 5%, blaming this on alleged maladministration
In the case of Bolivia, typical tin producer worldwide, ranking the production of raw material for many years we were in second place behind Malasya logically that this second position was largely due to the large capacity production of the capital of the Bolivian tin: Huanuni.
Those who remember how we were born there in these times of economic prosperity, thanks to our mythical and inexhaustible Posokoni hill, agreed to a high quality education as schools were mostly in the hands of Comibol, the school was delivered school supplies for the entire year to the best students were rewarded with a mini vacation to the convent of the Cochabamba Valley Tacata-all paid for by Comibol, even nostalgia arrives today for the beautiful gift that was given to workers to its payroll discount children, there was a healthy child, who enjoyed a quality education.
As for homes, grocery stores - so popular back then gave a presentation "of the" book avio "four commodity basket price relative to frozen-bread, meat, sugar and rice, go to this being a conquest underground workers, was very quiet living in a picturesque mining town that enjoyed some good times with our massive 4,000 m high
in association, and not to mention the school for training cadres of the emerging charismatic leaders who were later batches historical protagonists of national history
We witnessed the coups, will suffer at first hand, the Garcia Meza, attended the mass funeral of victims of this violent action, as well as how the car in which they entered the then-presidential candidate the republic Hugo Banzer Suarez was chased by the militant miners - some say he hid in Ayacucho and left school disguised as a woman-so far as to blow the tires of his car and then throw the now-polluted river and where as junk Huanuni was rusting for the longest time
Today we ask, where is the crux of the matter so that Bolivia has lowered its tin production since we know that the government maintains that made the necessary investment to increase production but not if you see the results.
If you look at the history of other producers of tin as Malasya see that in the absence of labor mines brought their Chinese and Indian workers, all under the baton of the British, but then began to imitate Malasya economy basing Asian tigers its economy on agriculture and mining, thanks to which became a very competitive state a clear example of this are the Petronas Towers in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
In Bolivia there is no strategic planning for a better exploitation of tin, the government is content to make a purely extractive mining and amply demonstrated in his first years in office, but that if media talking through his former minister Alberto Echazu that Huanuni was a paradise in regard to production, and shows a button: on the website of www.huanuni.gob.bo Huanuni Mining Company is unsatisfactory to the similar sites of its current major Bangka such as China and Collingwood, Australia
As the story goes, Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, in ancient Greece, won a victory over the Romans with the cost of thousands of his men. Pyrrhus is said that when contemplating the outcome of the battle, said "Another victory like this and come back home alone," a taste of victory with defeat
While there were social and economic stability in Huanuni style Pirro was a Pyrrhic victory that created a Descents in tin production.
According to economist Jeffrey Sachs, in his magisterial work "The End of Poverty" to escape poverty, the first thing to do is ways to reach markets, and promoting textile production, resulting in abundant use of hand abundant labor and demand for cotton with the consequent need for workers and shown with concrete examples such as India and Bangladesh, but no, we are overwhelmed by the process of changing our economic reality but begins to show red as those of Stanniferous production
Also, will the government ever came up with the offices of Comibol lead to Huanuni as the capital of our country tin echoing the much-touted autonomy by Evo Morales and candidates despite previously showed as the most ferocious opposition to it? "When you mention something about stop exporting raw material to pass only to adding value as is done in the eastern Bolivian soy him?
The government once thought to diversify the extractive economy that prevails today in Huanuni showing by this that the government only remembers miners and forget the rest of the civilian population of Huanuni? questions that just as this situation, certainly not find an answer.
Ramiro Andrade Ramos C.I. 3386430 L.P: www.ramiroramos.wordpress.com