For reasons we could debate, Latin American teachers' unions appear to often be wildly, inordinately far-left. Perhaps it's the mixture of a truly proletarian labor force with a level of intellectualism not often found among mine or factory workers.
I left the interview wondering which decade I was in.
I felt the same way today when I passed these red communist flags carried by striking teachers. The teachers' demands are pretty standard: higher wages and benefits. Those won't require a revolution, which isn't likely to occur anytime soon, in any case.
|'Let's go UPN.' The Union Patriotica Nacional is a far|
|The teachers' march on Carrera Septima.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours