The Horizon of Evo Morales’ Long Decade in Power: Implications of Bolivia’s Referendum Results

February 24, 2016 Benjamin Dangl 0

Bolivian President Evo Morales lost the referendum last Sunday that could have given him the ability to run for re-election in 2019. The margin was small, but the implications are huge: Bolivia’s longest standing and most popular president finally has an end date for his time in power, on January 22, 2020. The Bolivian left and its vibrant social and indigenous movements were always bigger than Morales, and Sunday’s referendum results underline this.


Photo Essay: Bolivians Rally For and Against President Evo Morales’ Ability to Run for Fourth Term

February 21, 2016 William Wroblewski 0

Bolivians head to the polls today in a referendum to decide whether or not President Evo Morales can run for a fourth term. In October of 2014 Morales was elected to his third term, and the constitutional amendment up for a vote today would allow him, if re-elected, to remain in office until 2025.  Here is a collection of photos from the Yes campaign, in support of the amendment to allow Morales to run again, and the No campaign, against the constitutional change.


Mexico-US: A Sister’s Pain and Demand for Justice Knows No Borders

February 18, 2016 Nidia Bautista 0

In 2013, Francisco Javier Cisneros Torres was forcibly taken from his home in Tala, Jalisco. Since then, his sister Nansi Cisneros of Los Angeles, California, has built new initiatives to bring together other families who are also searching for loved ones. For her, this is an important step to building cross-border momentum to demand an end to human rights abuses in Mexico.


The New South American Political Map

February 15, 2016 Raúl Zibechi 0

The election results in Venezuela and Argentina, the Brazilian crisis, and the erosion of the “citizens’ revolution” in Ecuador are part of a change in political climate that puts the transformative processes underway on the defensive.


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