Bolivia’s Road Ahead


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One year after the referendum in which President Evo Morales failed to secure a path to a fourth term, Bolivia’s political future is uncertain. Morales’ party, the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS), may defy the referendum and nominate him as its candidate, with several potential legal routes to doing so. While the opposition is in a stronger place than past years, many question its ability to unify and coordinate a common strategy. Meanwhile, Bolivia’s economy is slowing, although it continues to out-perform many of its neighbors; a drought has brought severe water shortages to La Paz, the capital; and persistent corruption scandals are magnifying voters’ desire for change. 

The Dialogue is pleased to host this open discussion on the current situation and possible scenarios in Bolivia. 

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Please note that this event will be held in Spanish. 



Raúl Peñaranda

Bolivian journalist and political analyst; fellow, National
Endowment for Democracy (@RaulPenaranda1)

Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)

José Manuel Ormachea

Member, Bolivian National Network for Youth Political
Participation (PPJ); fellow, Georgetown University’s Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (@ormich)