Bolivia: The Elite Revolt Part III

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But the conflict is more complex than that. The social movements that have mobilized for the nationalization of gas resources, land reform and social reforms are not concentrated in the western highlands, they are relatively strong in the whole country. Of the five major Bolivian grassroots organizations (including CSUTSC, CIDOB and Bartolina Sisa), three have regional branches and one is headquartered in Santa Cruz. While the CPSC mainly organizes mestizos,…

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Bolivia: The Elite Revolt Part II

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After many years with a deficit in the state budget, the Bolivian state is now running a surplus. The majority of the tax revenue from the gas sector goes to health and education through municipal and county municipal authorities. Under the previous regime, these tax revenues went exclusively to the counties where the gas is located, while the tax revenues under the new regime also go to other regions. In…

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Bolivia: The Elite Revolt Part I

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In Bolivia, the government under President, indigenous activist and peasant leader Evo Morales has launched a major redistribution of economic resources, land, and political power. Now the elite strikes back. With demands for regional autonomy (internal self-government), the opposition governors have declared political war on the government and the grassroots-based indigenous organizations the governing party is rooted in. What are the characteristics of the change processes in Bolivia? What kind…

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Bolivia History Timeline

Bolivia History Timeline

According to areacodesexplorer, Bolivia is a country in South America with borders to Brazil in the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina in the south, and Chile and Peru in the west. Bolivia is an inland state and thus does not have a coastline. Santa Cruz is the country’s largest city and capital of the department of Santa Cruz, with 1.5 million. residents. The city is located in the eastern…

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