MAS, Evo Morales, Bolivia, Indigenous, Indigenous Movement, Pluri-National State, Bolivian Constitution, Movement Toward Socialism, Movimiento a Socialismo, Aymara, Quechua, Guarani, Chiquitano, Socialism, Latin America, Economic Inequality
In 2005 the largely indigenous country of Bolivia elected its first indigenous president, Evo Morales of the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) Party. Morales ran on a promise of re-distributing wealth, to aid in the development of one of Latin America's poorest countries. Morales' first term in office marked a historical achievement for the indigenous movement in Bolivia, and sparked social change in the country. The government also experienced a momentous achievement through the re-writing of the Bolivian constitution, acknowledging the country's multi-ethnic and pluri-national character. Although his social, domestic and foreign policies have been controversial, particularly in the United States, Morales was re-elected to serve a second term in 2009. This research analyzes the outcomes of Morales' policy changes during his first term in office, from 2006-2009 to examine how the election of the MAS has impacted the marginalized status of indigenous people in Bolivia.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Medina, Pamela, "A Plurinational State: The Impact Of The Mas On The Status Of Indigenous People In Bolivia" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4426.