Bolivia In Focus is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this fascinating land. It explores:
The history: Life under Spanish rule; the impact of independence and war; the revolution of 1952 and military intervention in politics.
Politics and the economy: Political parties, trade unions and the military; the rise of independent grassroots movements; free market reforms and the collapse of mining in the 1980s; coca and cocaine production.
People and society: Migration to the cities and the increasing influence of Brazil and Argentina; the fight to regain access to the sea.
Culture: The Indian identity; the indigenismo movement; music and religion; media and censorship.
Bolivia In Focus is the second in a series of guides covering the countries of South and Central America and the Caribbean.
1. Bolivia In Focus