Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Images from Bolivia's Constitutional Referendum

Earlier this year, Bolivia passed a new constitution, and as Erik commented at the time, "The indigenous majority again flexed their political muscle, taking control of the nation from the eastern whites who had oppressed them for the last 450 years."

This week, I came upon some excellent photographs from the vote, originally put up online in February. They're a powerful visual example both of the support Morales does have (in spite of rhetoric from the whiter eastern Bolivian elites who hate Morales with a passion). They really capture the atmosphere of some of the vote on a new constitution in ways that no article or printed word could, and are worth checking out. Above is just one photo, but I encourage you to look at the entire collection.