Wednesday, August 09, 2006

World Food Program March & Iracundos Concert

The morning of Sunday May 21st was the march organized by the World Food Program (WFP) all around the world. Not sure what the results were elsewhere, but in La Paz, it was impressive (see photo on left). There must have been over two thousand people who went from Plaza Espana all the way to El Prado, all wearing the WFP tshirt and cap and waving around WFP balloons… And El Prado was set up with a number of tents and booths as well as a stage where songs were song and dances performed, all in support of a world without child hunger. The group of volunteers I was with, under Edson’s responsibility, attended the event until noon and then whizzed off to the open-air theater to help the four volunteers there covering the concert of Los Iracundos. Don’t think I have ever seen so many middle-aged
women screaming, singing and dancing, oblivious to the sun and heat and simply mesmerized by a famous albeit middle-aged group of musicians (see second photo on the left). I love this country!


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