Calla Hummel

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Supporters of former Bolivian president Evo Morales shout slogans during a demonstration in Cochabamba on Monday. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images)

On Nov. 10, Evo Morales, the first indigenous president of Bolivia, resigned after almost 14 years in office. His resignation came after a disputed election on Oct. 20 and two weeks of protests and strikes that paralyzed the country.

These dramatic events have elicited a lot of discussion and analysis. Unfortunately, much of this discussion relies on oversimplifications of what happened. The real story is more complex.

The military wasn’t the only force pushing Morales out

Much of the debate over Morales’s exit has centered on whether it was a de facto military coup. Those who see it as a coup note that the head of the military announced, on television, that Morales should resign.…  Seguir leyendo »