Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

Morales or Mesa? Either Way, Bolivia Faces Tough Questions.

Uncertainty is the only certainty heading into Bolivia’s Oct. 20 presidential election. A rollercoaster campaign has, at different stages, seen both President Evo Morales and his nearest challenger, Carlos Mesa, appear headed for victory.  This picture has become even more muddled as election day draws near. But with challenges looming over the economy, the biggest … Read more


Foreign Firms Show Renewed Interest in Bolivia’s Gas Fields

On his 100th day as president, Evo Morales sent the military to occupy Bolivia’s oil and gas fields in a bid to nationalize reserves of its most important resource. It was a dramatic statement that captured attention in Bolivia and beyond. A decade later, Morales is adopting a more pragmatic approach. There’s little fanfare this time, … Read more

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