I have had a front row seat to many of our State Department's diplomatic efforts and can offer unequivocally as one American voice, enormous pride and gratitude for this administration's extraordinary Department of State. Most recently, I draw your attention to the case of Jacob Ostreicher.
As we continue to resist new solutions, the war on drugs has generated a number of "unintended consequences" -- significantly affecting producer countries -- which undermine security, development, governance, health and human rights.
President Morales has the chutzpah, and three Wall Street institutions have the temerity, to issue bonds for a government that has personified 21st century Latin American socialism and continues a time honored tradition of expropriating foreign-owned assets.
As the Bolivians are finding out, the institutions of 21st century authoritarianism offer them no better protection for their fundamental, inalienable, irreversible and un-renounceable human rights than did those of the last century.