Tag: Bolivia

Bolivia’s populist lessons for the West

     

Bolivia’s Evo Morales, a former leader of a coca-growers’ union, has won three elections fairly and by large margins. He hopes to win a fourth in October. But his attempts… Read more »

Bolivia’s resource windfall squandered by populist mismanagement, hyper-corruption

     

  Across Latin America, one high-level scandal after another has tainted current or recent presidents or vice-presidents in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Mexico, among others, Simeon Tegel writes for US News:… Read more »

Bolivia’s Road Ahead

     

Bolivia’s likely political trajectory is discussed by Bolivian political analyst Raul Peñaranda (left), a Reagan-Fascell fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy; Jose Manuel Ormachea of the Bolivian National Network… Read more »

Ecuador and Bolivia show Venezuela no longer a model

     

Like Venezuela, the administrations in Ecuador and Bolivia have taken decisive steps to concentrate power in the executive branch, weaken independent institutions, persecute political opposition, and close media space. Keeping… Read more »

Morales defeat lifts hopes for Latin American democracy

     

The blocking of Evo Morales’ desire to run for a fourth consecutive presidential term in Bolivia didn’t only put a stop to his creeping authoritarianism. It is also an encouraging… Read more »