Juan Esteban Mosquera is a Latin America Researcher with ACLED. He has been responsible for coding and analyzing events from Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador since October 2018. He holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from the University of Sussex, a BS in Economics from Universidad de las Américas, and has previously worked at the Inter-American Development Bank as an assistant for the Country Economist of Ecuador. His research interests are gender equality dynamics, migration, political and domestic violence triggers and social development in Latin America.

Understanding Political and Social Unrest in Bolivia

Since 2019, Bolivia has been in a state of political turmoil. Accusations of election fraud during the presidential election that year led to the resignation of longtime President Evo Morales. This event motivated many Bolivians, including supporters of Morales’ party, the left-wing Movement for Socialism (MAS), to demand more transparency from both government institutions and political parties.…