Blog from Bolivia

Last night Bolivia dodged a bullet but it came no closer whatsoever to addressing the fundamental issues that brought thousands into the streets and shut down the country – the call for re-nationalizing gas and oil; convening a constituent assembly to rewrite the Constitution, and deciding the fate of regional autonomy.

Bolivia has a new President who will lead the process of deciding those issues and he is, quite fortunately, not the one who had all but pledged to start the process by sending out the army.