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The Competing Visions Behind Bolivia's Conflict

October 29, 2019

Like much of South America, Bolivia is in turmoil.

Although President Evo Morales ostensibly won an unprecedented fourth term in elections on Oct 20, accusations of fraud and mismanagement of the electoral process have plunged the country into confrontation and increased polarization. Several foreign governments have not recognized Morales’ victory, including Brazil and the U.S. Meanwhile, Morales’ government said it would agree to a runoff election if an ongoing OAS audit concludes it is necessary.  

In the meantime, Bolivia has been rocked by demonstrations and civic...

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