Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Gaging the recent referendum in Bolivia

Tom Lewis argues that Evo Morales' recent victory in the recall referendum is anything but a reason to celebrate for the Bolivian Left. When Lewis breaks down the numbers, tit is undeniable that the Right is gaining steam. A victory of the right-wing separatist movement (which would completely eviscerate the country's natural resources, the major engine of its GDP) would be a huge blow to the living standards of the already heavily impoverished country.