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Bolivia Has Changed Since 2003. Has Carlos Mesa?

September 23, 2020

In 2003, Bolivia was in crisis A bloody crackdown on weeks of protests had forced President Gonzalo “Goni” Sánchez de Lozada to flee the country In his place stepped Vice President Carlos Mesa Gisbert, a relative newcomer to politics who nevertheless won early support for his promises to lead a transition government for the divided country But less than 20 months later, Mesa had resigned, his short-lived presidency serving as a segue to 14 years of rule by his government’s chief opponent, Evo Morales Today, Bolivia is again in trouble – roiled this time by Morales’...

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