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Dossier June 2013

Foreign Policy

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  The Morales government has, to a great extent, consolidated previous policies. Geopolitically, it has realigned Bolivia according to a multi-polar axis through important international relations with states supporting particularism. Russia stands out among these. Together, they have created a strategic partnership based on multiple bilateral agreements in energy, commerce, and arms. They centre on…

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Economy

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  Bolivia remains one of the poorest states of the region. In recent years, it has created much economic growth backed by the export of gas and the exploitation of lithium. This is in line with the main Latin American economic powers which, up to now, do not seem to have suffered the economic crisis…

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Internal Policies

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  One of the priorities of the Morales government has been to nationalise all the country’s oil and gas reserves, imposing state control on the entire production system. While he granted foreign companies guarantees for the land with their installations and infrastructure needed to extract and refine hydrocarbons, he withdrew their privileges on deposits. From…

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Bolivia – The Rocky Road to Democracy

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  After the end of the cold war, qualified analysts foresaw the inevitable marginalisation of Latin America. It would be gradually absorbed by a globalisation led by the United States. However, the emerging multi-polar framework rearranged the global geopolitical balance allowing the continent to re-emerge. It worked out its own role, a clear break with…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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