Updated January 16, 2020

CEPR recent work and media appearances involving Bolivia include:

Preliminary Analysis of the Findings of the Final Report on the OAS Audit, by Jake Johnston, December 12, 2019
This is an analysis of the OAS final audit of the Bolivian elections, published on December 4, its actual findings and of the neutrality and rigor of the audit itself. It finds the audit appears intended to “justify the organization’s … unsubstantiated claims of fraud" and that it raises troubling questions about the OAS’s trustworthiness in conducting the audit and reporting its results. (Spanish here.)

Unnatural Claims in a ‘Natural Experiment’: Escobari and Hoover on the 2019 Bolivian Elections, by David Rosnick, December 12 2019
This examines a short paper by Diego Escobari and Gary Hoover purporting to show that there was fraud in the October 20 Bolivian presidential election that affected the results. It replicates the results of Escobari and Hoover, discovers errors in their analysis, and eventually finds that their approach essentially confirms our own findings that the change in margin was predictable.

Lola Allen's post The Americas Blog, "CARICOM Stands Up to Bolivian Coup Regime — And to Almagro's Interventionist Agenda," January 15, 2020

Brett Heinz's post for The Americas Blog, "Calling a Coup a Coup: The State Department Ignores the Law, Again," January 7, 2020

Guillaume Long's op-ed in OpenDemocracy, "How the OAS, and the Media’s Lack of Scrutiny, Caused a Violent Coup in Bolivia," November 25, 2019

Guillaume Long and Lola Allen's blog post, "Evo Morales’s Life was in Danger, and He Almost Didn't Make it Out of Bolivia," November 20, 2019

Mark Weisbrot's op-ed in MarketWatch, "The Organization of American States Has Deceived the Public, Terribly, on the Bolivian Election," November 19, 2019

Mark Weisbrot on The Real News, "How OAS Deception Helped the Coup in Bolivia," November 19, 2019

Kevin Cashman's op-ed in Jacobin, "The OAS Helped Drive Bolivia into Crisis — And Enabled a Military Coup," November 17, 2019

Guillaume Long's op-ed in Al Jazeera English, "What Happened in Bolivia Was a Coup, and the OAS Played a Key Role in It." November 16, 2019

Mark Weisbrot on The Majority Report on Evo Morales’ Ouster in Bolivia, The Majority Report, November 12, 2019

Alex Main interview with The Globe Post, "Everything You Need to Know About the Bolivian Coup and What Comes Next," November 12, 2019

Guillaume Long on The Thom Hartmann Program, November 12, 2019

Mark Weisbrot on Democracy Now Discussing the Coup in Bolivia, Democracy Now, November 11, 2019

Mark Weisbrot on BBC News Discussing the Bolivian Elections, BBC News, November 9, 2019

Can the Trump Administration and the OAS Overturn Bolivia's Election Results? by Mark Weisbrot in The Nation, November 8, 2019

What Happened in Bolivia’s 2019 Vote Count? by Guillaume Long, David Rosnick, Cavan Kharrazian, and Kevin Cashman, November 8, 2019
This paper presents results from statistical analysis of election returns and tally sheets from Bolivia’s October 20 elections. This analysis finds no evidence that irregularities or fraud affected the official result that gave President Evo Morales a first-round victory. (Spanish here.)

Bolivia’s Economic Transformation: Macroeconomic Policies, Institutional Changes and Results, by Andrés Arauz, Mark Weisbrot, Andrew Bunker and Jake Johnston, October 17, 2019
Bolivia’s economy has undergone a structural economic transformation during Evo Morales’s presidency. This paper looks at the government’s macroeconomic policies, institutional and policy changes, as well as overall economic and social indicators in the 13 years since the Morales government took office. (Spanish here.)