Diplomacy and Trade: The Current Contradictory Relations between the United States and Bolivia

Erick D. Langer


Diplomatic relations between Bolivia and the United States have been difficult since Evo Morales became president in 2006. Despite these poor relations and even despite the abrogation of the ATPDEA (Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act) in 2008, commerce between Bolivia and the United States has increased more than during governments allied with the United States. These conclusions show that the state of diplomatic relations are not necessarily indicative of the intensity of trade between countries. 





ATPDEA; diplomatic relations; Evo Morales; international commerce

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/bsj.2019.199


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