Rebellion in the Veins: Political Struggle in Bolivia, 1952-1982

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Rebellion in the Veins: Political Struggle in Bolivia, 1952-1982

By James Dunkerley
Verso, 1984
385 pp.
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A panoramic view, richly detailed, of three decades of political history in a land beleaguered by upheaval. Some of the rebellion memorialized in the title has entered the veins of the author, who concludes that a mass political movement for socialism in Bolivia "has acquired exceptionally strong roots and remains a vital possibility. Nowhere else in Latin America, perhaps the world, can one so easily perceive such an outcome flowing from the process of national liberation."