RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the week before the parliamentary and presidential elections in Bolivia this coming Sunday, there is a growing number of voices in both camps, as well as from independent organizations, who fear renewed electoral fraud or a continuation of last year's strife. A number of factors suggest that last year's events may be repeated.
The Movement for Socialism (MAS) party, which was far ahead in the most recent polls, sees the renewed presence of the Organization of American States (OAS) election observation mission under the same staff leadership as last year a serious problem . . .