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Why Bolivia Matters

Evo Morales and his supporters have a plan to reform Bolivia, explains Laura Carlsen, and they'll stare down vested interests, international bankers, and even Washington if necessary.
The White House has to be concerned about the potential election of another Latin American government allied to the likes of Hugo Chávez and Evo Morales, overtly challenging the flagging war on drugs, and highly critical of neoliberal, free market economic policies. Eying the runoff against Alan García Pérez, Ollanta Humala Tasso has softened his rhetoric in recent days; but to be successful in the May round of elections, he must retain the support of the core constituency that propelled him to victory in April.
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