The Crisis in Bolivia Roils a Rapidly Changing Latin America

A street in La Paz, Bolivia, on Nov. 14, 2019 (dpa photo by Gaston Brito for AP Images.)
A street in La Paz, Bolivia, on Nov. 14, 2019 (dpa photo by Gaston Brito for AP Images.)
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When Bolivia’s Evo Morales resigned the presidency under pressure from the military and left the country amid widespread protests on Nov. 12, taking political asylum in Mexico, it sent shockwaves across Latin America. Morales’ fall comes at a time of ferment in the region—and what looks increasingly like a hinge moment in Latin American history. Whether Morales was the victim of a coup or the perpetrator of an assault against democracy, rightfully deposed, remains the subject of heated debate. That continuing controversy is part of the push-and-pull of the tensions roiling Latin America, where the political tide appears to be […]

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