This past winter, seniors Pablo Aguilera del Castillo, Adrian Jauregui, Maria Escalante, and Julian Velez traveled to Bolivia to research various aspects of Bolivia’s new politics for their senior projects. On Thursday, May 21 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Gower Room of the Turrets, they will host a panel discussion entitled “Changing Horizons: Bolivia Today.” The forum is free and open to the public.
Bolivia has a rich and tumultuous history shaped by ancient cultures, colonization, rebellion, and many coups and dictatorships. In 2006 the Bolivian people made strides to elect Evo Morales as the first indigenous president of the country. Morales and the people rewrote the constitution, incorporating a variety of civil society groups and indigenous values, and the new bill of rights affirmed Bolivia as a plurinational state. Now Morales’ party MAS (Movement Towards Socialism) has held power for ten years, and their commitment to the constitution is in question. Is MAS walking its talk?