Saturday, June 10, 2006

The US Ambassador to Bolivia, David Greenlee, and his esposa paceña visited our proud campus yesterday. He shook lots of hands, spoke mercifully briefly (en castellano, por supuesto), and cut ribbons at both the USAID-underwritten lab and our almost-finished coffee plant. Plus he got photographed by yours truly. Oh and the people from CNN-español. At least that was the rumor. Tons of press from La Paz was definitely here and it was a kick to see students being interviewed on camera.

This photo is among my favorites -- women from the neighboring communities that participate in the coffee projects placed flower wreaths around our guests' shoulders and 'it-ain't-a-party-without-it' mixtura upon their heads. (And yes, that's an orange hanging from the bottom of the wreath.)


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