The MAS party has elected of peasant leader Leonardo Loza to replace Evo Morales as the candidate for Senate in Cochabamba
Violent opposition groups kidnapped and humiliated the mayor of Vinto, physically assaulted women during a march and forced a peasant leader to kneel down and beg for his life
President Evo Morales clinched a first round victory in a very close race and will now assume Bolivia’s presidency for a fourth consecutive term
The reaction from the right-wing following Sunday’s elections has been to reject the results and call for violent mobilizations
As Bolivia goes to vote on October 20, we look at the key candidates, the record of president Evo Morales since coming to power in 2006, and the regional implications of the verdict.