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Andean Group - March 2020

Introduction

We begin this March edition of Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group with Bolivia, where increasing political polarisation in recent months has shone a light on deeper-lying social divisions in the country, as critics of Jeanine Áñez’s interim government have argued that there is a broadly racialised divide between supporters of Áñez, and of the deposed Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS). The resurgence of conservative Christianity as a political force has led indigenous communities to fear for their safety, and regardless of Áñez’s motivations, it is certainly true that these communities have borne the brunt of political violence.

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