BOLIVIA: Revolving Door

Can a woman President outlast her predecessors?

Some countries just have no luck with democracy. One of them is Bolivia, a landlocked Andean nation that has somehow managed to survive 188 coups in its 154 years of independence. Five months ago, ending a decade of military rule, Bolivia held presidential elections that alas produced no clear-cut results. Congress then selected Walter Guevara Arze to serve as interim President until another vote could be held next May. Last month Colonel Alberto Natusch Busch, a former commander of the military training school, ousted Guevara in a coup. But Natusch decided to vacate...

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