Main menu

Bolivia Is Still Stuck on Evo Morales

February 14, 2020

Following Bolivia’s worst political crisis in more than a decade, many observers hoped that the upcoming May 3 elections would allow the country to turn the page. But former president Evo Morales continues to loom large over the race, making it hard for candidates to articulate a unifying vision for the future.

“Morales casts a long shadow that’s going to contaminate the debate and the political landscape,” said María Teresa Zegada, a sociologist and political analyst.

Morales left the country in November after a disputed presidential election sparked countrywide protests and...

Read this article on the Americas Quarterly website. | Subscribe to AQ.