Bolivia under Morales Consolidating Power, Initiating Decolonization

  title={Bolivia under Morales Consolidating Power, Initiating Decolonization},
  author={Benjamin A. Kohl and Rosalind Bresnahan},
Evo Morales assumed office in January 2006 with a resounding mandate from marginalized indigenous peoples to reinvent Bolivia. Five hundred years of colonial and republican rule, combined with 20 years of neoliberal economic policy in this poorly consolidated democracy, constrained his ability to reshape the country during his first term in office. Morales still faces the fundamental challenges of (1) national oligarchies, (2) limited administrative capacity, (3) rent seeking and… CONTINUE READING