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Who Will Lead Bolivia Out of Its Dangerous Power Vacuum?

November 14, 2019

While people argue over whether former Bolivian President Evo Morales’ departure was a “restoration of democracy” or a “CIA coup,” chaos in La Paz has created a power vacuum that, unless moderate political powers are quickly installed, is likely to be filled by radical actors on both sides - with potentially dire consequences.

On Nov. 12, Jeanine Áñez, an opposition lawmaker for over a decade, claimed Bolivia’s presidency after multiple politicians ahead of her in the constitutional line of succession resigned. Áñez did this while Congress was largely empty after lawmakers from...

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