webmaster2016-05-07T17:38:03-04:00The shutdown of Bolivia’s state-run textile company calls into question the alliance between President Evo Morales and the Bolivian Workers Central at a crucial political and economic juncture.
Emily Achtenberg / Textile workers celebrate founding of Enatex, 2012. (Photo by Miguel Carrasco, La Razón)
Over the past 2 weeks, thousands of factory workers, miners, teachers, and health care providers have mobilized and blocked roads in La Paz and Bolivia’s other departmental capitals to protest the firing of 1,000 state textile workers. The workers were abruptly dismissed last month, when Bolivian President Evo Morales announced the closure of Enatex, the state-run textile company.