go to top
Luis Arce, then-presidential candidate for Bolivia’s Movement Toward Socialism party, at a closing campaign rally Luis Arce, then-presidential candidate for Bolivia’s Movement Toward Socialism party, at a closing campaign rally in El Alto, Bolivia, Oct. 14, 2020 (AP photo by Juan Karita).

After Bolivia’s Election, Is Another ‘Pink Tide’ Rising in Latin America?

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

When Bolivian voters went to the polls Sunday, they started writing a new chapter in the ideological contest that has buffeted Latin America since the turn of the century. Held during the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the results could offer a hint of what’s to come in the wake of this devastating crisis. But does it mean another “pink tide” is rising?

The winner in Bolivia was Luis Arce, the former economy minister under iconic leftist President Evo Morales, of the Movement Toward Socialism, known by its Spanish initials, MAS. Arce’s victory has created excitement across Latin America’s left and anxiety among many of the left’s critics, who fear his government will be a continuation of Morales’ policies and governing style. But during the campaign and after his rivals conceded, Arce insisted that his administration will not become Evo 2.0. ...

To read more,

enter your email address then choose one of the three options below.

Subscribe to World Politics Review and you'll receive instant access to 10,000+ articles in the World Politics Review Library, along with new comprehensive analysis every weekday . . . written by leading topic experts.