Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra (right) shakes hands with his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, during their fifth joint staff meeting in Peru on June 25.

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.

Workers fill sacks with lithium carbonate at the state-owned lithium extraction complex in the southern zone of the Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia.

Bolivia’s Lithium Isn’t The New Oil

A popular theory around Evo Morales’s removal is completely mistaken.

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during a press conference after being granted asylum in Mexico City on Nov. 13.

Who Wants to Be the Next Former President of Bolivia?

Evo Morales’s successor faces an unenviable set of challenges to stabilize the country.

Then-Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks at a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia, on Oct. 24.

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.

A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag at a barricade during a protest against the government's economic policies in Santiago on Oct. 29.

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.

Bolivian members of the transsexual, gay and lesbian community take part in a march during the International Day Against Homophobia in La Paz on May 17. 2013. AFP PHOTO/Aizar Raldes        (Photo credit should read AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


Rock Bottom

Despite a sinking summit, 15,000 laborers continue to claw at the mines in a Bolivian mountain.

"No Evo" graffiti in El Alto, Bolivia on Feb. 21. (Aizar Raldes/AFP/Getty Images)

The Limits of Evo Morales’s Identity Politics

Not all of Bolivia’s indigenous people are happy with the country’s first indigenous president.

Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country cross into Jordanian territory, near Mafraq, on the border with Syria, on February 18, 2013.  Jordan says it is hosting around 350 Syrian refugees, including more than 90,000 at Zaatari desert refugee camp, near the border with Syria.  The country provides free health and education services for more than 200,000 UN-registered Syrian refugees, according to officials.  AFP PHOTO/KHALIL MAZRAAWI        (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cleaning Up La Paz

How Bolivia’s biggest city freed itself from a ubiquitous culture of corruption.


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.

Pope Francis waves at the airport in Quito before his departure for Bolivia, on July 8, 2015. Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, heads Wednesday to Bolivia on the second leg of a three-nation tour of the continent's poorest countries, where he has been acclaimed by huge crowds.     AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

‘The Holy Father Has Asked to Chew Coca’

Hopefully the Vatican doesn’t mandate workplace drug testing.

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