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    1. November 25, 2015

      Mauricio Macri will make a difference beyond Argentina

      This is how socialism ends, not with a bang but with a squeaker. After a commanding lead during the run-up to Sunday’s...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      November 9, 2015

      A present from Morales

      Bolivian President Evo Morales offers a book to French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Presidential Palace in...

    Special Reports

    1. The New Bolivia

      Bolivia has experienced profound transformation since Evo Morales became the first ind...
    2. New Trade Routes: Pacific Alliance

      In the short space of two years, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – the founder member...
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    1. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia wants to become the energy heart of South America

      Daylight was fading on Bolivia’s southern border and the flames were dying down on the pyre where a baby llama had been...

    2. October 26, 2015

      An influence too far

      Evo Morales faces a challenge every bit as great as the looming effects of any gas or commodity price crash. This one,...

    3. October 26, 2015

      The historical roots of the Morales revolution

      On my first field trip as head of the UN mission to Bolivia in 1960, I accompanied the minister for rural affairs to a...

    4. October 26, 2015

      Evo Morales: president, or president for life?

      When Evo Morales was a poor youngster herding llamas on the shores of Lake Poopó on Bolivia’s high plains, he learnt...

    5. October 26, 2015

      Bolivia’s investment drive is likely to be a hard slog

      It should be a truth universally acknowledged that centre-right governments in Latin America do not know their...

    6. October 26, 2015

      Bolivian president Evo Morales: Man of the people

      Evo Morales is probably the most travelled of Bolivia’s 63 heads of state since its foundation in 1825, even though...

    7. September 4, 2015

      Coca-Cola’s success reflects the best and worst of free markets

      I cannot say I am a regular drinker of Coca-Cola. But, on a hot summer afternoon, even for me, there is sometimes...

    8. July 6, 2015

      Pope prepares to take his fight for the poor to Latin America

      Hot on the heels of his groundbreaking encyclical letter on climate change, Pope Francis on Monday begins a week-long...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2015

      Evo Morales playing ball

      Bolivian President Evo Morales takes part in a football match with the Bolivian Roots FC football club, a team made of...

    10. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2015

      Bolivia: lower gas prices and Andean deities

      Evo Morales was sworn in for his third consecutive term as president of Bolivia on Thursday. Before that, on Wednesday,...

    11. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Dilma and the markets: end of the affair?

      After only a few weeks of market-friendly measures, it looks like the late-flowering romance between investors and...

    12. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2014

      Bolivia facing up to lower gas export prices

      Bolivia, a key supplier of gas to the southern half of Latin America, is facing potentially harder times as falling...

    13. October 15, 2014

      Latin America is a region plagued by incumbents

      Six weeks after falling for Marina Silva, pro-market souls (and the markets themselves) have bounced back, developing a...

    14. October 15, 2014

      Morales says ‘Evo for ever’ is not on the cards in Bolivia

      Evo Morales has every reason to smile. Bolivia’s incumbent president has just won a third term in a landslide election...

    15. The World

      October 13, 2014

      Why third time might be unlucky for Evo Morales

      After changing the constitution so he could run again, Evo Morales has just won another term as president of Bolivia –...

    16. October 13, 2014

      Bolivia’s Evo Morales secures redistributionist mandate

      Chants of “Evo once again!” resounded outside Bolivia’s presidential palace on Sunday night in celebration of a third...

    17. October 13, 2014

      Morales wins third presidential term in Bolivia

      Evo Morales won a third term as Bolivian president by a landslide on Sunday, according to exit polls, cementing his...

    18. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Wealth redistribution and Bolivia's boom

      Bolivian minister of rural development Carlos Romero (L), Bolivian Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera, Bolivian...

    19. October 10, 2014

      Evo Morales heads for third term in Bolivia

      On the shores of Lake Titicaca, the university chancellor stands before Bolivia’s two official flags – the national...

    20. beyondbrics

      August 25, 2014

      Bolivia settles with foreign companies as elections approach [updated]

      Is Bolivia ready to improve its image among foreign direct investors? A settlement with one claimant and an order to...

    21. beyondbrics

      June 27, 2014

      Ecuador: paving the way to indefinite re-election?

      Groundhog day? In February 2013, still aglow after being elected for a third term in a landslide victory, President...

    22. The World

      June 16, 2014

      Colombia's election – what Santos' victory means

      Such is the power of incumbency, that over the past decade no Latin American president who has run for re-election has...

    23. May 27, 2014

      The perils of using soccer as a political football

      Evo Morales, a keen amateur football player, is turning professional. The Bolivian president has agreed minimum wage...

    24. beyondbrics

      May 27, 2014

      Bolivia's Evo Morales: part-time pro footballer

      Once the first indigenous president of an impoverished country with an Indian majority has established his authority,...

    25. April 1, 2014

      Pacific Alliance takes pragmatic approach to integration

      So far this year, it has mostly been bad news from Latin America, as it has from many emerging markets. There have been...

    26. February 2, 2014

      Bolivia ordered to pay UK power company $41m over nationalised assets

      Bolivia must pay $41m in compensation to UK-based power generator Rurelec for the nationalisation of its assets after...

    27. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2013

      Bolivia: banks start to feel the hand of the state

      Bolivia, often labelled as one of South America’s poorest countries, might pull a surprise in 2o13: the IMF expects...

    28. beyondbrics

      September 16, 2013

      Bolivia: not all investors are equal

      Critics of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s leftwing president, say his enthusiasm for nationalisation is such that there will...

    29. August 27, 2013

      Brazil’s foreign minister resigns amid Bolivia spat

      BRASÍLIA, August 26 – Brazil’s foreign minister Antonio Patriota resigned on Monday after one of his diplomats...

    30. August 9, 2013

      Bolivia’s LAB airline: We regret to announce

      A truck laden with wooden crates rumbled into the­ ­provincial Bolivian town of Cochabamba in September 1925. Its...

    31. July 5, 2013

      Europe falls into imperialist stereotype trap in Bolivian airline drama

      In Latin America it used to be called an “international incident” – the kind of minor diplomatic cock-up that mushrooms...

    32. July 5, 2013

      Bolivia threatens to close US embassy over plane incident

      Bolivia’s President Evo Morales is considering closing the US embassy in La Paz, in the latest ripple resulting from...

    33. July 3, 2013

      Russian glee at US fades as Snowden stays

      When Edward Snowden, the former security contractor turned whistleblower, flew to Moscow on June 23 – apparently en...

    34. July 3, 2013

      Brazil condemns Europe for Bolivian aircraft diversion

      Latin American governments have responded furiously to the forced landing of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ jet in...

    35. July 2, 2013

      Snowden continues search for haven as asylum options narrow

      Edward Snowden’s search for a haven continued on Tuesday as Moscow said he had retracted his application for asylum in...

    36. May 1, 2013

      Bolivian president expels US aid agency

      Bolivia’s president threatened a further deterioration of relations with Washington on Wednesday by demanding that the...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 30, 2013

      New York headlines

      * Bolivia court clears Evo Morales’ bid to run for third term * India’s opposition hits out over border dispute with...

    38. April 30, 2013

      Bolivia court clears Evo Morales’ bid to run for third term

      Bolivia’s constitutional court has opened the way for President Evo Morales to serve a third term after ruling that a...

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