Virtual Dialogues with Latin America, Elections in Bolivia: What is at stake? March 5th, 2014 3-5pm Room 311 Social Sciences Building
It has been nearly a decade since Evo Morales Ayma was elected president of Bolivia for the first time. Coming to power in a context of social and political upheaval, Morales’ arrival to the presidency augured a change in how the national government approached political and economic problems. As the country’s first indigenous executive with strong ties to campesino and other leftist social movements, his election opened up new opportunities forinclusion of previously marginalized voices. How has Bolivia changed over the last nine years? What advances have been made? What challenges still remain? What awaits Bolivia after the election in October?
Raúl Madrid - Professor of Government at the University of Texas - Austin
Rafael Loayza - Director of Department of Social Communications at the Universidad Católica San Pablo, Bolivia
Moderated by: Jennifer Cyr, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona
Funded by The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry Sponsors include, The U of A, The Center for Latin American Studies, Asuntos del Sur, Universidad Catolica Boliviana San Pablo