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Crisis Subsides in Bolivia but Tensions Persist

Monday, September 15, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

As violent clashes die down in Bolivia, concern remains over deep political differences between supporters and opponents of President Evo Morales. Meanwhile, the unrest coincided with a diplomatic tit-for-tat involving Bolivia and Venezuela against the United States. ... Read More

Vice Presidential Choices, Latin America Policy, and the Hispanic Vote

Tuesday, September 2, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

The U.S. presidential hopefuls made their decisions on running mates, with longtime Senator Joe Biden as the Democratic choice and the relatively unknown Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin on the GOP ticket. Where do the vice presidential candidates stand on Latin America-related issues and can they help draw the crucial Hispanic vote? ... Read More

Interview: FIU's Eduardo Gamarra on Bolivian President Evo Morales' "Riskless" Recall Vote

Monday, August 4, 2008

In an AS/COA interview, Bolivia expert Eduardo Gamarra of Florida International University discusses the complex series of referenda taking place in Bolivia, explaining what is behind the political divisions affecting the country. Speaking about Sunday’s recall vote, Gamarra comments that, “The president is basically running a riskless election.” ... Read More