Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Bolivia calm, for now

Jim Schultz notes the three Bolivias that have emerged over the past few weeks of protests, as the CS Monitor looks at the daunting hurdles that lie ahead as new President Eduardo Rodríguez tries to heal the huge divisions in the country.

For a wider sense of context, Forrest Hylton adds, "since Latin America currently displays stronger tendencies toward radical social change than any other region of the world, outcomes in Bolivia will give us a better sense of what gains are possible for popular insurgencies in an age of permanent planetary warfare. Struggles in Bolivia thus reverberate beyond national and regional arenas; their significance is global."