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Hylton says that the leadership of the Bolivian state of Santa Cruz wants to create a system of
“autonomy” that amounts to secession. They oppose Morales’ reforms and overtly call for the
‘leadership’ of light skinned people over the indigenous peoples.

Forrest Hylton

Forrest Hylton teaches history at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Medellín. He is the author of Evil Hour in Colombia (Verso, 2006), and with Sinclair Thomson, co-author of Revolutionary Horizons: Past and Present in Bolivian Politics (Verso, 2007). He has contributed to New Left Review, NACLA Report on the Americas, and CounterPunch, and his short fiction and translations have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail. Also, he authored the novel Vanishing Acts: A Tragedy (City Works Press, 2010).