Anna Aliaga wrote an excellent article, Bolivia Spirals Toward Crisis
Bolivia is in crisis. During the last month the lowland provincial leaders and their followers carried out a series of marches, protests, and violent takeovers of government offices protesting the Morales government’s position on the distribution of gas revenues (IDH) and the issue of previously agreed-upon departmental autonomies. So far there are 17 dead, one prefect has been arrested, a partial state of siege has been declared, and the lowland city of Santa Cruz was surrounded by 10,000 to 12,000 armed and angry MAS (Movimiento al Socialismo) supporters.
Movimiento al Socialismo means Movement to Socialism.
Aliaga explains how the issues of gas revenues, local autonomy, and the new constitution are combining to an explosive situation.
Not a good outlook for one of the most benighted countries in our hemisphere. Go read it.