Bolivia’s ‘Plurinational’ Experiment Has Fallen Short for Indigenous Peoples

Bolivia’s ‘Plurinational’ Experiment Has Fallen Short for Indigenous Peoples
A woman holds a copy of Bolivia’s constitution at a ceremony where then-President Evo Morales signed it into effect, El Alto, Bolivia, Feb. 7, 2009 (AP photo by Dado Galdieri).

Bolivia officially became the Plurinational State of Bolivia in 2009, when a newly ratified constitution formally recognized the country’s cultural diversity. But the country’s experience since then shows how radical ideas can end up diluted into policies that, while significant, fall short of fundamental change.

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