Bolivia: Santa Cruz Voters Stand Firm-Against Morales and for Democracy
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Democracy; Latin American; South America; Bolivia
President Evo Morales is intent upon gathering unchallenged and unending power to impose "21st Century Bolivarian Socialism" in Bolivia. Although pro-democracy, free-market forces appear to have scored a significant victory in a May 4 referendum about control of the country's mineral-rich and economically more successful eastern lowlands, Morales and his followers will surely not give up their quest to subjugate the industrious and independent-minded Department of Santa Cruz.