The arrest of opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho has set off protests and raised worries about the political process in the country.
Increasing global demand for the mineral could benefit countries with the world’s largest reserves.
As Bolivia’s political and economic capitals face off again, eastward migration is changing the country’s politics.
A regional roundup on how a fragile consensus around mining and oil exploration seems to be fraying
Once hegemonic, the ruling party is now merely dominant. Here’s what that means for the country’s politics.
Deep ideological divisions among voters have been the norm across the region for decades, not the exception.
After years of crisis and acrimony, Luis Arce’s government disappoints those hoping for a fresh start.
The arrest of his predecessor on terrorism charges is the latest step by Arce’s government to set off alarms.
An update from La Paz on a story that provokes fiery passions but little nuance.
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
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
An estimated 3,000 climate activists will arrive in the Bolivian town of Tiquipaya this weekend for the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Defense of Life. Also in attendance: Some 3,000 police officers, tasked with “securing” the conference in a sign of the increasingly troubled relationship between Bolivia’s President Evo Morales and the indigenous and … Read more
Oscar Montes, alcalde de Tarija, la capital del departamento de Tarija en Bolivia, habla con AQ Online sobre sus esfuerzos para reinventar la alcaldía e incrementar el crecimiento económico de la ciudad. Montes, el alcalde con el mayor número de años con este cargo en Bolivia, describe sus iniciativas innovadores para involucrar todo el pueblo … Read more
Nearly two years later, a new video and WikiLeaks cable are again calling into question the circumstances around the death of Eduardo Rózsa. The Bolivian citizen of Hungarian descent, along with four others, was killed during an April 2009 raid by Bolivian counterterrorist forces in Santa Cruz for their alleged involvement in a terrorist group … Read more