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Left-Indigenous Struggles in Bolivia: Searching for Revolutionary Democracy

Jeffrey R. Webber

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La Paz, the Bolivian capital, rests in a deep valley in the heart of the Andes. The geographical terrain of the city is marked clearly with deep class divisions and the racist legacies of Spanish colonial impositions and ongoing internal colonialism, present since the founding of the republic in 1825. The indigenous peoples-over 60 percent of the population according to the 2001 census-have suffered at the bottom of a wickedly steep social hierarchy that whitens in accordance with class privilege

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14452/MR-057-04-2005-08_4

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