Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Today is Paro Nacional in Tarapoto

No one is working today - not even the missionaries !

This is a day of "unemployment" that is observed every year.

“A force measurement to emphasize the change of the economic policy, fights against the rise of the life cost, general increase of pays, wages and pensions, the cease of the repression and violence against the workers, the cease of the privatizations, unrestricted defense of the natural resources, attention to the agrarian agenda, attention to the social security, solution to the problems of workers.”

Gabo reports that all shops, schools and roads are closed. Everyone walks to where they need to go. I guess the missionaries will get a lot of studying done today !

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