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Bolivia votes on constitutional amendments

“Bolivia is being refounded” said President Evo Morales, as his country went to the polls today to vote on proposed constitutional amendments that would extend his term. The amendments, which are expected to pass by a solid margin, are hardly exceptional in Bolivia (or in Latin America), where constitutions have been frequently amended or replaced.

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Published on January 26, 2009
Author:          Filed under: hp, Latin America, ratification, Tom Ginsburg
 
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Ecuador’s Constitution takes effect

Ecuador’s new constitution was confirmed last week and took effect yesterday. Following the leftward trend in Latin America, the document guarantees rights to clean water, pensions and health care, while also allowing President Rafael Correa to serve another term potentially. Elections will be held in February. Why is it that Correa was able to get

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Published on October 22, 2008
Author:          Filed under: hp, Latin America, Tom Ginsburg