Bolivia: Update on a Crisis

While Jim Shultz does not believe that protesters either in opposition or support of Governor Manfred Reyes were paid to be there, he does think that “those on the streets (and the families affected who weren't in the streets) were caught in a political power play that none of them asked for and which Manfred and Evo created.” Bolivia Rising has translated the resolutions from the January 16 open town meeting into English. Finally, Miguel Buitrago writes that, although the social upheaval has died down somewhat in the past few days, Governor Reyes Villa doesn't plan on making life any easier for President Evo Morales.

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