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  1. January 27, 2009

    Splits remain as Bolivians back new constitution

    Evo Morales, Bolivia's popular leftwing president, has claimed his second big electoral victory in six months with the...

  2. March 18, 2006

    Bolivia charges three former leaders

    Bolivia's attorney-general is seeking 30-year prison sentences for three former presidents on charges of irregularities in...

  1. March 17, 2006

    Bolivia charges three former leaders

    Bolivia’s attorney-general is seeking 30-year prison sentences for three former presidents on charges of irregularities in...

  2. October 19, 2005

    Bolivia provides a tragic lesson for Latin America

    Ask any European about Bolivia and they will probably think of Butch Cassidy or Che Guevara. A few might know that Bolivia...

  3. September 16, 2005

    Andean leaders driven to take tough line on protesters

    The front cover of a recent issue of Caretas, Peru's top political magazine, bore a mock photo of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski,...

  4. July 25, 2005

    Foreign investors discover the risks of testing the waters

    Bolivia is developing something of a habit of forcing out foreign investors. In April 2000, violent protests in Cochabamba,...

  5. July 6, 2005

    Duff to lead silver project

    Coeur d'Alene Mines, the world's largest primary silver producer, has appointed James Duff president of Empresa Minera...

  6. July 5, 2005

    Bolivia hopes early poll will avert social unrest

    Bolivia's lower chamber of Congress on Tuesday set a timetable for an early presidential election in a move aimed at...

  7. June 22, 2005

    The hidden hypocrisy that drags down Bolivia

    Bolivia stands on a cliff-edge. Politicians have manipulated the public's legitimate concerns over the use of concentrated...

  8. June 21, 2005

    Hidden hypocrisy drags down Bolivia

    Bolivia stands on a cliff-edge. Politicians have manipulated the public’s legitimate concerns over the use of concentrated...

  9. June 20, 2005

    Peru gas industry stands to profit from Bolivian woes

    Peru's gas industry stands to benefit from political instability in Bolivia, as the Andean countries' neighbours look for a...

  10. June 12, 2005

    Latin America agenda

    Bolivian left-wing trades unions and community groups seeking nationalisation of the country’s hydrocarbons industry are set...

  11. June 11, 2005

    Radical groups to put pressure on new president Rodriguez

    Bolivia's new president may face renewed pressures from radical indigenous groups seeking nationalisation of the gas...

  12. June 10, 2005

    Radicals to put pressure on new Bolivian president

    Bolivia's new president may face renewed pressures from radical indigenous groups seeking nationalisation of the gas...

  13. June 10, 2005

    Bolivia’s chief justice sworn in as president

    The head of Bolivia’s supreme court was sworn in as the country’s president on Thursday night, a development that could...

  14. June 10, 2005

    Repsol plays down growing Bolivia crisis

    Repsol YPF, the Spanish oil and gas group, yesterday sought to calm investors as Bolivia's worsening political crisis...

  15. June 10, 2005

    Riots halt Bolivian Congress emergency session

    Bolivia's Congress yesterday was forced to abandon an emergency session to decide whether to accept President Carlos Mesa's...

  16. June 9, 2005

    Issue of oil nationalisation splits Bolivia

    Carlos Espinoza is only half listening to the community organiser explain how to ensure that he and his neighbours have food...

  17. June 8, 2005

    Spectre of civil war hangs over Bolivia

    Bolivia's social tensions could deteriorate further on Thursday, raising the spectre of civil war, if the head of the...

  18. June 8, 2005

    Bolivia paralysed despite offer to quit

    Bolivia's social chaos deepened yesterday as radical groups demanding nationalisation of the gas industry said the...

  19. June 7, 2005

    Bolivia paralysed despite President’s offer to quit

    Bolivia's social chaos deepened on Tuesday as radical groups demanding nationalisation of the gas industry said the...

  20. June 7, 2005

    Bolivian president offers to resign amid unrest

    Carlos Mesa, Bolivia’s president, offered to resign on Monday night after just 19 months in office, amid massive street...

  21. June 2, 2005

    Protests paralyse Bolivia's governors

    Bolivia is caught in a dangerous "power vacuum" in which the conventional institutions of government are failing to...

  22. June 1, 2005

    Street protests paralyse Bolivia's rulers

    Bolivia is caught in a dangerous “power vacuum” in which the conventional institutions of government are failing to...

  23. May 21, 2005

    Bolivian president may finally have run out of tricks

    Carlos Mesa, Bolivia's president, has always been better at grand gestures than the day-to-day management of South...

  24. May 20, 2005

    Bolivian president may have run out of tricks

    Bolivia's president, has always been better at grand gestures than the day-to-day management of South America's poorest...

  25. May 18, 2005

    How Mesa can survive Bolivia's crisis

    From Mr Hampden Macbeth. Sir, The inability of Carlos Mesa, the Bolivian president, to handle the country's domestic...

  26. May 18, 2005

    Bolivia enacts law raising oil, gas taxes

    Foreign investors in Bolivia's gas sector could freeze production and take the country to court after controversial...

  27. May 15, 2005

    Bolivia on the verge of a political crisis

    Bolivia is on the verge of a profound political crisis as leftwing social groups are planning to march on La Paz on Monday...

  28. May 15, 2005

    Latin America agenda

    The Argentine government is likely to take its first step this week to complete the debt exchange agreed in March after a US...

  29. May 11, 2005

    Bolivia rejects fuel tax proposal

    Bolivia's president has refused to sign a controversial proposal to increase taxes on oil and gas produced by foreign...

  30. May 8, 2005

    Latin America agenda

    It would be hard to imagine a more complete political victory than that achieved by Mexico’s leading left-wing politician...

  31. May 5, 2005

    Natural gas a mixed blessing for Bolivia

    La Paz is not used to receiving high-profile political guests. But this week Vicente Fox, Mexico's president, Ernesto...

  32. May 4, 2005

    Natural gas a mixed blessing for Bolivia

    La Paz is not used to receiving high-profile political guests. But this week Vicente Fox, Mexico's president, Ernesto...

  33. March 18, 2005

    Pressure rises as Bolivian gas dispute threatens to explode

    A garish painting of Osama bin Laden decorates the back of a bus on a main street in El Alto, a city of 700,000 people that...

  34. March 16, 2005

    Bolivia’s Congress considers Mesa call for early poll

    Bolivia's Congress was considering on Wednesday whether to fulfil President Carlos Mesa's request for early elections,...

  35. March 13, 2005

    Latin American Agenda: Bolivian unrest continues

    Bolivia turmoil set to continue Left-wing trades union and community leaders in Bolivia are this week set to step up their...

  36. March 11, 2005

    Mesa’s shaky coalition presides over a divided nation

    When thousands of pro-government demonstrators in La Paz's main square came face-to-face with a small group of supporters of...

  37. March 10, 2005

    President aims to mobilise Bolivia's silent majority

    Christina Monasterios believes Bolivian democracy was saved on the 20th floor of the central bank in La Paz on Tuesday...

  38. March 9, 2005

    Rejuvenated president aims to mobilise Bolivians

    Christina Monasterios believes Bolivian democracy was saved on the 20th floor of the central bank in La Paz on Tuesday...

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