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Gonzalo
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Bolivia Expropriate Privately Owned Airports

Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:52 pm

The government of Bolivia send military forces this morning, and took control of LPB, VVI and CBB airports, all under control of Spanish private companies.

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1555779-c...orales-nacionalizo-los-aeropuertos

I wonder what benefit could the flying public of the country will obtain form this...

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RE: Bolivia Expropriate Privately Owned Airports

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:04 pm

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):


I wonder what benefit could the flying public of the country will obtain form this...

I doubt Mr. Evo "Chavez" Morales did this to give the flying public "a benefit"

The airports should be under control of the Bolivian Government but the way Morales does business is wrong. Sending in the military to take over a private institution is a thing of the past. This isn't 1920

The Spaniards are having a bad year down in South America
 
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RE: Bolivia Expropriate Privately Owned Airports

Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:09 pm

Quoting g500 (Reply 1):
The Spaniards are having a bad year down in South America

Indeed... this is the third time Mr. Evo does the same, and always with the same style of sending military forces.

The Argentinians didn't go much more friendly when they took YPF last year, the Spanish executives were thrown out of the building with a box in his hands within minutes....

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RE: Bolivia Expropriate Privately Owned Airports

Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:53 pm

I´m glad not flying today... must be a mess at the airports, for instance, to whom to pay airport departure fees as a pax, if the former company is no longer in charge...
 
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RE: Bolivia Expropriate Privately Owned Airports

Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:17 pm

Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 2):
Indeed... this is the third time Mr. Evo does the same, and always with the same style of sending military forces.

The Argentinians didn't go much more friendly when they took YPF last year, the Spanish executives were thrown out of the building with a box in his hands within minutes....

It's working out so well for them too. Oh well, we all make choices...
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