Spike in Protests a Headache for Bolivia’s Morales

Spike in Protests a Headache for Bolivia’s Morales

Last week’s nationwide protests by Bolivian bus drivers were the latest in a series of demonstrations that have become a massive administrative and political headache for Bolivian President Evo Morales. Bolivians have developed a growing list of grievances against the beleaguered leader and are taking them to the streets — as well as to the mines and railways — across the country with greater frequency in 2011. Since winning re-election by a landslide in December 2009, Morales has been under mounting pressure from both ends of the spectrum of Bolivian society — the wealthier elites in the east and the […]

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