Latin America Is Too Polarized to Help Stabilize Bolivia
Riven by ideological divisions and facing a lack of adequate regional mechanisms, neighboring countries cannot even agree on whether Evo Morales’s ouster constitutes a coup.
Bolivia’s Lithium Isn’t The New Oil
A popular theory around Evo Morales’s removal is completely mistaken.
Who Wants to Be the Next Former President of Bolivia?
Evo Morales’s successor faces an unenviable set of challenges to stabilize the country.
Why Is Evo Morales Suddenly No Longer President of Bolivia?
The ousted leader is calling it a “coup,” but he entered dangerous legal territory in pushing for an unprecedented fourth term.
Latin America’s Protests Are Likely to Fail
The popular uprisings in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Haiti have many different causes and one thing in common: If history is any indicator, the outlook for genuine, lasting change is grim.
The Diplomatic Dust-Up Between France and Bolivia — Over a Video Game
Bolivia's not happy with its portrayal in a new action-packed video game.
Transgender Bolivians Get an Unlikely Bit of Good News
Bolivia is on the verge of passing a law that will allow trans people to legally change their name and gender.
The Saga of Fidel, the Bolivian President’s Illusory Secret Son
He doesn’t exist. At least, he seems not to.
Despite a sinking summit, 15,000 laborers continue to claw at the mines in a Bolivian mountain.
The Limits of Evo Morales’s Identity Politics
Not all of Bolivia’s indigenous people are happy with the country’s first indigenous president.
Why Won’t Bolivia’s Ex-President Watch Sandra Bullock’s New Movie With Me?
A quixotic investigation.
Pope Francis Apologizes for Church’s Colonial Sins
During a speech on Thursday before the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Pope Francis apologized directly for the “grave sins” committed by the church in service of colonialism, building on the penance of the pontiffs who preceded him.
Update: Pope Francis Drinks Coca Tea, Turns Up Nose at Hammer and Sickle Crucifix
Francis did in fact decide to consume coca.
‘The Holy Father Has Asked to Chew Coca’
Hopefully the Vatican doesn’t mandate workplace drug testing.