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The Backstory to Bolivia’s Coup

The country’s turmoil comes back to money and power.

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.

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Episode Notes

Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, was pushed out of office this month after attempting to win an unprecedented fourth term. Now, the country is consumed by a power vacuum and the economy still faces challenges. How did Bolivia get here, and is it going to rebound?

Guest: Brian Winter, editor in chief of Americas Quarterly

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, Danielle Hewitt and Mara Silvers.