Category Archives: Political Analysis

Latin America Advisor Q&A: What Should Bolivians Expect From a Third Morales Term?

Excerpt from the Inter-American Dialogue’s newsletter, the Latin American Advisor.  For the full version, please see the Inter-American Dialogue’s website. Featured Q & A: Bolivian President Evo Morales won re-election on Sunday, Oct. 12 with an estimated 60 percent of the vote. What can investors expect from another Morales administration? What do Sunday’s legislative election results suggest about Morales’ governing strength […]

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Latin American Advisor Q&A: Is Bolivia’s Morales a shoo-in for a third term?

Excerpt from the Inter-American Dialogue’s newsletter, the Latin American Advisor.  For the full version, please see the Inter-American Dialogue’s website. Featured Q&A: Is Bolivia’s Evo Morales a Shoo-in for a Third Term? Bolivian President Evo Morales is leading in voter intention with 52 percent of voters saying they would vote for him ahead of the country’s presidential election on Oct. […]

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Bolivian Political and Social Landscape: Primer for Pending Presidential Elections

As the presidential campaigns gain momentum, AIN outlines the political and social landscape in Bolivia to provide background to understand upcoming electoral debates. President Evo Morales is running for a third term in the October 12, 2014 elections.  Critics argue he is not eligible to run for another consecutive term, but the Plurinational Constitutional Tribunal ruled in his favor, and […]

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Held to a Different Standard: The US Decertifies Bolivia

All cocaine-producing countries are equal; but some are more equal than others. The White House’s decision to “decertify” Bolivia’s drug control efforts for the sixth time is no surprise.  Since Bolivian President Evo Morales expelled the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2008, the US has portrayed Bolivia as uncooperative and incapable of curtailing illicit drug production and trafficking.  The […]

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From Conflict to Collaboration: An Innovative Approach to Reducing Coca Cultivation in Bolivia

This article was originally published in Stability: International Journal of Security and Development.  View full text and .pdf versions here.   From Conflict to Collaboration: An Innovative Approach to Reducing Coca Cultivation in Bolivia Kathryn Ledebur* and Coletta A. Youngers1† *Director of the Andean Information Network (AIN), Cochabamba †Senior Fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), United States […]

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Bolivian Drug Control efforts: Genuine Progress, Daunting Challenges

Link to .pdf version of the memo Bolivian Drug Control efforts: Genuine Progress, Daunting Challenges By Kathryn Ledebur and Coletta A. Youngers Introduction Following a landslide victory at the polls, Evo Morales became president of Bolivia in January 2006.[i] Head of the coca-growers’ federation, Morales was a long-standing foe of U.S. drug policy, and many observers anticipated a complete break […]

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Colquiri Conflict Continues

In late May 2012, conflict erupted in Colquiri, a mining district about 350km south of La Paz.  Salaried and cooperative miners who work in different areas of the same mine struggled to control territory.  Although the government, salaried workers, and cooperative miners reached an agreement on June 19th, conflict reemerged in September as cooperative and salaried workers continued to fight […]

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Washington en el País de las Maravillas: Los EE.UU. Critican Severamente Esfuerzos de Bolivia por Controlar las Drogas, que Son Alabados por las ONU

  Escrito por Kathryn Ledebur, Directora de la Red Andina de Información (AIN, siglas en inglés) y Coletta A. Youngers, Asesora Principal de WOLA Los críticos literarios citan Las Aventuras de Alicia en el País de las Maravillas como uno de los mejores ejemplos del género “literatura del absurdo”. El intento por parte del gobierno de los Estados Unidos por […]

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Washington in Wonderland: U.S. Slams Bolivian Drug Control Efforts Lauded by UN

  AIN-WOLA Joint Commentary By Kathryn Ledebur, Director of the Andean Information Network and Coletta A. Youngers, Senior Fellow, Washington Office on Latin America   Literary critics cite Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as one of the best examples of the “literary nonsense” genre. The U.S. government’s attempt to cast Bolivia’s recent drug control progress as a setback is a vivid […]

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