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.
If this is your thesis or dissertation, and want to learn how to access it or for more information about readership statistics, contact us at STARS@ucf.edu
Morales, Waltraud Q.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
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.