The Latin American left was on life-support in 1990. A decade later, it was in power.
Jeffery R. Webber teaches politics and international relations at Queen Mary, University of London. He sits on the editorial board of Historical Materialism, and is the author of Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia.
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What's next for the Bolivarian Revolution?