What is Happening in Bolivia: CEPR’s Recent Work

November 10, 2019

Updated February 28, 2020

CEPR recent work and media appearances involving Bolivia include:

Analysis of the 2019 Bolivia Election,” a study by Jack R. Williams and John Curiel, researchers at MIT Election Data and ScienceLab, which independently verified results from CEPR’s November analysis, February 27, 2020

Kevin Cashman’s blog post, “If Iowa Were Bolivia, the US Would Have Already Intervened,” February 6, 2020

Mark Weisbrot’s contribution to the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor, “What Does the Future Hold for US-Bolivia Ties?” February 5, 2020

Guillaume Long’s blog post, “Bolivia’s ‘Caretaker’ Government Makes Radical Foreign Policy Changes ― and Wins over Powerful Allies,” February 5, 2020

Lola Allen’s feature, “CARICOM Stands Up to Bolivian Coup Regime — And to Almagro’s Interventionist Agenda,” January 15, 2020

Brett Heinz’s blog post, “Calling a Coup a Coup: The State Department Ignores the Law, Again,” January 7, 2020

David Rosnick’s report, “Unnatural Claims in a ‘Natural Experiment’: Escobari and Hoover on the 2019 Bolivian Elections,” December 12, 2019

Jake Johnston’s briefing, “Preliminary Analysis of the Findings of the Final Report on the OAS Audit,” December 12, 2019

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.)

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