Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales has announced he will run again in 2025, likely competing with the current head of the executive, Luis Arce, whom Morales helped elect. The decision is splitting their party. In this episode, we take a big-picture look at the Andean country, how its economy and politics have changed since Morales was forced out of office in 2019, how he has changed and what political consequences his return could bring. We also discuss what to expect from Bolivia’s efforts at lithium exploration. Our guest is Raul Peñaranda, an award-winning journalist, the director of the news website Brújula Digital and the president of the La Paz Association of Journalists.
Raúl Peñaranda is a journalist, director of the news website Brújula Digital and the president of the La Paz Association of Journalists.
Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief.
Is Bolivia the Next Nicaragua? by Raúl Peñaranda
The Intergenerational Heartbreak of Bolivia’s Urbanization by Ena Alvarado
A Young Mayor Rides Bolivia’s Political Shake-up by Rich Brown
A Clash Over a Census Reflects a Bolivia in Flux by Thomas Graham
Tags: AQ Podcast, Bolivia, Evo Morales, Lithium