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Bolivian President Evo Morales intends to run for a fourth consecutive term in 2019 despite constitutional term limits — and despite losing a referendum last year to alter these limits.

Representatives of Morales’s party, the Movement Toward Socialism, or the MAS, have petitioned the Plurinational Constitutional Tribunal to remove the term limits. As Bolivians wait for the court’s ruling — expected before judicial elections on Dec. 3 — it is worth assessing the state of Bolivian democracy.

Is Bolivia is headed in the direction of Venezuela?

Morales’s opponents see these trends as a “Chávez move” — something the late president of Venezuela would have attempted.…  Seguir leyendo »