So why the vitriolic obsession with Bolivia and Evo? If it were just the left wing politics, then we'd hear a whole lot more about plenty of the little Central American states, wouldn't we?
Or perhaps it has something to do with this:
That spike benefitted Bolivia to the tune of zero dollars and zero cents.
And not only that, but the Morales gov't is using the money pretty wisely by tucking a lot of it away in Central Bank reserves...