The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies warmly welcomed the Vice President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Álvaro García Linera, as he discussed the process of building Bolivia’s political progress over ten years with Jorge Castañeda, NYU Global Distinguished Professor of Politics, having moderated the event.
Álvaro García Linera has been Vice President to Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous President, since 2006. A mathematician, empiric sociologist, former leader with the Ejercito Guerrillero Tupaj Katari (Guerrila Army Tupaj Katari, or EGTK0), and former political prisoner, García Linera has dedicated his career to the struggles of indigenous peoples and the working classes of Bolivia. He is author of numerous books, including Identidad boliviana: nación, mestizaje y plurinacionalidad (2014), Plebeian power: collective action and indigenous working-class and popular identities in Bolivia(2014), and Geopolítica de la Amazonía: poder hacendal-patrimonial y acumulación capitalista (2014).
Photos by CLACS MA Candidate José Raúl Guzmán.