Bolivia’s Faded Star
Finance Minister Marcelo Montenegro received accolades for an impressive pandemic recovery, but his recent missteps may have exacerbated Bolivia’s crisis of uncertainty.
The Intergenerational Heartbreak of Bolivia’s Urbanization
Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s “Utama” looks at the human side of environmental crisis in the Bolivian highlands.
The “Bolivian Schindler” Who Saved Thousands of Jews—Then Faced Imprisonment
A new book details how mining titan Moritz “Mauricio” Hochschild helped Jews escape the Nazis in Bolivia, only to be scapegoated himself.
Is Bolivia the Next Nicaragua?
The arrest of opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho has set off protests and raised worries about the political process in the country.
For Latin America, Will Booming Lithium Bring Competition—or Collaboration?
Increasing global demand for the mineral could benefit countries with the world’s largest reserves.
A Clash Over a Census Reflects a Bolivia in Flux
As Bolivia’s political and economic capitals face off again, eastward migration is changing the country’s politics.
At Risk: The Future of “Extractivism” in Colombia and the Andes
A regional roundup on how a fragile consensus around mining and oil exploration seems to be fraying
A New Reality for the MAS in Bolivia
Once hegemonic, the ruling party is now merely dominant. Here’s what that means for the country’s politics.
Latin America: Not as Polarized as You Think
Deep ideological divisions among voters have been the norm across the region for decades, not the exception.
Bolivia Fails to Turn the Page
After years of crisis and acrimony, Luis Arce’s government disappoints those hoping for a fresh start.
Luis Arce’s Broken Promise in Bolivia
The arrest of his predecessor on terrorism charges is the latest step by Arce’s government to set off alarms.
AQ Podcast: Bolivia’s Polarizing Political Crisis Rolls On
An update from La Paz on a story that provokes fiery passions but little nuance.
Meet the Candidates: Bolivia
In his controversial push for a fourth term, Evo Morales faces another former president.
Are Bolivia and Chile Ready to Ease Rising Border Tensions?
LA PAZ – When Bolivian and Chilean border officials gather on July 25 – their first meeting in six years – they will have a seemingly simple agenda: to restore functional relations along their border without regular resort to courts, threats or name-calling. It won’t be easy. The 528-mile border has been a source of … Read more
Despite Pope’s Comments, a Good Week for Trans Rights in Latin America
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups expressed disappointment this week after comments by Pope Francis were released showing the Catholic leader’s unease over the growing social acceptance of transgender rights. During a private meeting last week, the pope said the idea of teaching schoolchildren they can choose their gender was “terrible” and that … Read more