The Bolivia Reader: History, Culture, Politics
Wálter Guevara Arze, Alison Spedding, 2018. "The March to the East", The Bolivia Reader: History, Culture, Politics, Sinclair Thomson, Rossana Barragán, Xavier Albó, Seemin Qayum, Mark Goodale
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In the aftermath of the revolution, the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (mnr) confronted dramatic economic diffculties. In January 1955, the government released its Plan inmediato de política económica del Gobierno de la Revolución Nacional, an “immediate plan” to address looming structural challenges. Significantly, the offcial who elaborated and signed the crucial document was the minister of foreign affairs, Wálter Guevara Arze, rather than the minister of finance, as might be expected. The document sought to meet two objectives: first, to justify to the United States that its financial and technical assistance was necessary; second, to provide guidance to...