Friday, October 15, 2010

Stupid American Moment

September 21st, Isabel got some other medal, something from the Chilean Congress. Here, by the way, is a little news blip I noticed whilst I researched this award: 
“Internationally acclaimed novelist Isabel Allende, winner of Chile’s 2010 National Literature Prize, used the word “terrible” to describe the situation of the Mapuche hunger strikers. “They could die, several of them are already on the edge of dying,” she told reporters after receiving the Bicentennial Medal from the Chilean Congress.”
So that must have happened at the elegant cocktail party following the ceremony...I, being a Stupid American, know NOTHING about the indigenous peoples’ hunger here is what I found out: hunger strike.
Pretty heavy.

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