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Counter-Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century by Thomas Muhr

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12 From the local to the regional and back

Bolivia's politics of decolonizing education in the context of the ALBA-TCP

Mieke T.A. Lopes Cardozo and Jesse A.S. Strauss

Introduction1

The government of President Evo Morales Ayma is committed to transforming Bolivia amid a context of deep and continuing processes of poverty, inequality and conflict. Bolivia has always been a country of extremes and contrasts and has historically struggled to establish internal cohesion and a national identity in the face of substantial ethnic and geographic diversity (Kohl and Farthing, 2006: 40). Estimates on the number of indigenous groups and languages (or cultures) in Bolivia range between 34 and 37 (Nucinkis, 2004; Albó, 2006; CEPAL, 2005).2 The election of ...

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