Bolivia has a new constitution!

I can’t believe I am just finding this out two days after the fact. Where was I??

On Sunday, Bolivia held a referendum to approve its new constitution, and the new constitution was passed with more than 61% of the vote. This is a great victory for Bolivia’s social movements and its indigenous majority, and it should hopefully bring a tiny bit of momentum to that country’s leftward shift. The right wing has been brutal and active there, putting every possible obstacle in front of meaningful social transformation. I hope this contributes toward their slow downfall.

General elections in Ecuador in February. Chavez’ new constitutional amendment in February. Salvadoran presidential election in March (the FMLN just won a majority in the municipal elections about a week ago!). Let’s hope for more ballot victories for the left, and more grassroots growth to accompany it!

Currently Reading:

-Dispersing Power by Raul Zibechi