DACOR: USAID in Bolivia: Partner or Patrón?
After Bolivia had received more than $4.7 billion from the U.S. government to support 70 years of development efforts, why would Evo Morales abruptly expel USAID from the country in May 2013? The answer, alleges Heilman, is rooted in a complex slice of history beginning with US. assistance to Bolivia during WWII. Mr. Heilman explores that history from the perspectives of both the U.S. and Bolivia, presenting a tapestry of mutual benefits and conflicting interests. Mr. Larry Heilman is presently a Research Associate in the Anthropology Department of the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian. While working in Bolivia with the U.S. Government he served with the CIA, USAID, the U.S. Marine Corps, and Management Systems International. This event costs $5 and includes coffee and cookies.