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Bolivia's power vacuum | South Africa airline troubles

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Friday, 06 December 2019


Editor's note

Bolivia’s powerful ex-president Evo Morales is at least the ninth Bolivian leader to be pushed out in a mass uprising. In a country with weak political institutions, such protest movements allow marginalized Bolivians to make their demands heard. But a month after Morales’ ouster, indigenous Bolivians are loudly clamoring for his return. Historian Marten Brienen writes that the country could quickly become ungovernable.

Every country has rules about how companies that are in distress should be managed, short of being put into liquidation and shut down. South Africa has just resorted to its version of these by putting the state-owned airline into voluntary business rescue. Marius Pretorius explains what the process involves and what it might mean for the airline in the long term.

Catesby Holmes

Global Affairs Editor

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A supporter of former Bolivian president Evo Morales tells a police officer to respect the nation’s indigenous people, in La Paz, Bolivia, Nov. 12, 2019. AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

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