Well, I am the only southamerican in this board, so this could be boring for all of you… you are warned. (BTW if this forum is intended only to discuss US affairs, my apologies to the moderators and please move this to the appropiate forum)
In a few days a new goverment will take power here (in fact, not a big change because the new president is the current presindent’s wife). Today the new minister structure was announced, and it came with a big suprise: the science and tecnology ministery (a ministery is a entity similar to a state deparment in US). And the surprise was bigger when the name of the future minister: Lino Barañao, a molecular biologist, with a strong and solid career in the scientifc area.
Lino Barañao (the person who will have a state secretary level in the new structure) wrote this (in english):
I know this work can have mistakes, and certainly is not a academic work, but anyway, I like to have a secretary of state who reads Sagan and Dawkins books. Sorry for my entusiams.