“[As the economy deteriorates], there is a real danger of a backward slide in democratic governance in the region," said AS/COA's Steve Liston to Reuters.
If ex-President Carlos Mesa can stay within 10 points of Luis Arce, previously Evo Morales’ economy minister, he’ll force Bolivia’s first-ever runoff.
Political stability will depend much on whether Bolivians see the October 18 vote as valid, writes AS/COA's Holly K. Sonneland in the Latin America Advisor.
As Bolivia nears the scheduled October 18 vote, here is a look at the key players and the role they played in Evo Morales’ downfall.
An update from La Paz on a story that provokes fiery passions but little nuance.