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.


“Our research work is socially relevant:” An Interview on NGOs in Bolivia with CEDIB’s Marco A. Gandarillas

September 21, 2015 Carmelo Ruiz 0

“Our research work is socially relevant from any viewpoint. So far this year, CEDIB, CEDLA, Milenio, and Tierra probably also, have been mentioned as reliable sources in studies in and out of the country. We present the country’s economic, political and environmental situation in a nuanced way, things the government does not want to show or debate.” – Marco Antonio Gandarillas, executive director of CEDIB.


Evo Morales Greenlights TIPNIS Road, Oil and Gas Extraction in Bolivia’s National Parks

June 29, 2015 Emily Achtenberg 0

On May 20, Bolivian President Evo Morales issued Supreme Decree 2366, opening up Bolivia’s national parks—which are protected under the Constitution as ecological reserves—to oil and gas extraction. Just two weeks later, Morales proclaimed that his on-again, off-again plan to build a highway through the TIPNIS national park and indigenous territory in the Bolivian Amazon will finally be realized.


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