Regions / Bolivia
Indigenous groups, who have traditionally served as Morales's support base, protested the road's construction, which would have bisected their territory.
At the end of December, the first popular uprising in the region against a government of the left took place in Bolivia.
Washington hues to 50-year-old convention for abolishing a centuries-old indigenous practice.
The U.S. vision for Latin America consists of applying Plan Colombia to the region as a whole.
Artist Edgar Endress talks about his work on immigration, the currency of eks, and the Balkanization of Bolivia.
This portrayal of revolutionary passion helps us see Ernesto "Che" Guevara as more than a logo.
The Obama administration should take advantage of promising new trends in Latin America to seek more effective and more humane drug control policies both at home and abroad.
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.
The election of Bolivia's new president is a powerful symbol of the growing resistance throughout Latin America to U.S.-led economic programs.