AQ Podcast: Bolivia: Surprising Reasons for Optimism

When Luis Arce swore in as Bolivia’s president a month ago, he confronted a dizzying host of challenges: a public health emergency, a polarized electorate, and an economy crippled by the pandemic. But Arce’s first weeks in office have left many cautiously optimistic, including journalist Raúl Peñaranda, who sees the emergence of a “minimalistic” government that’s less vengeful than he expected. On this week’s podcast, Peñaranda discusses Arce’s first month, the return of , the encouraging judicial reforms on the horizon, and the challenges of vaccine distribution and getting kids back in school.

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Raúl Peñarandais a Bolivian journalist and director of the news portal Brújula Digital.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.  

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