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  Carlos Mesa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert (born August 12, 1953) was the President of Bolivia from October 17, 2003 until his resignation on June 6, 2005.
As Vice-President, the apolitical Mesa was quickly caught between the proverbial rock and hard place, as a wave of protests and strikes shut down Bolivia in a bitter dispute known as the Bolivian Gas War.
The chief justice of the Supreme Court, Eduardo Rodríguez, was sworn in as interim president to succeed the outgoing Carlos Mesa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carlos_Mesa   (869 words)

 Encyclopedia: Carlos Mesa
Portrait of Carlos Mesa, President of Bolivia Photo downloaded from OAS Photo Gallery, which states: All Photos for free distribution The source of this photograph, the Organization of American States, is duly acknowledged.
Mesa himself, in the short year and a half since assuming office the Bolivian president was under extreme internal and external political pressures over the use of Bolivia's 1.5 trillion cubic meters of natural gas reserves, estimated in value at USD $1.2 billion.
Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert (born August 12, 1953) became the President of Bolivia on Friday, October 17, 2003.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Carlos-Mesa   (2214 words)

 The Epoch Times | Bolivia's Mesa Bows to Protesters' Demands Again
LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivian President Carlos Mesa bowed to protesters' demands Wednesday for a second time in two weeks, backtracking on fuel price increases he imposed recently and which triggered a massive opposition movement demanding his resignation.
In a move to defuse the crisis, Mesa announced a 6 percent reduction of gasoline and diesel prices, partially offsetting the 10 percent and 23 percent increases he had decreed nearly three weeks earlier.
Mesa, hindered by lack of support in Congress but firmly backed by Washington, has said he would rather step down than see blood spilled on the streets.
english.epochtimes.com /news/5-1-19/25857.html   (381 words)

 Mesa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Carlos Mesa is to remain in office as Bolivian president, after Congress refuses to accept his resignation.
Carlos Mesa has approval ratings between 50% and 60% Bolivia's Congress is to debate whether to accept the resignation of President Carlos Mesa, a day after he offered to quit amid a wave of mass protests.
Mesa A mesa is an elevated area of land with a flat top and surrounded on all sides by steep cliffs.
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 [Marxism] Mesa proposes early elections in Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fred Feldman NarcoNews Mesa Proposes Early Elections in Bolivia By Luis Gomez, Posted on Tue Mar 15th, 2005 at 09:12:29 PM EST In a televised address, President Carlos Mesa has proposed to the country, and to the national congress, early elections, to be held this August 28.
Carlos Mesa said that this country, where something surprising can occur every day, is impossible for him to govern with a Congress full of weakened parties, leading to a decrepit state.
Mesa's proposal is for general elections August 28 (to comply with the legal minimums for campaigns).
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/marxism/2005-March/022638.html   (1426 words)

 Crisis in Bolivia
Mesa seemed to capitalize on the generalized fear of "what could come next" which had permitted him to remain office for seventeen months after the forced resignation of his predecessor.
Mesa emphatically stated that his position on the gas issue was not a result of U.S. pressure.
Although Mesa had promised the population that district attorneys would arrest blockaders to allow free transit without violent police or military intervention, the attorney general’s office refused to invoke the directive, stating that carrying out blockades and protests were not grounds for detention.
www.upsidedownworld.org /conflictsinBolivia.htm   (1691 words)

 NewsFromRussia.Com:Carlos Mesa steps down as president   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mesa agreed to allow the Santa Cruz province to elect its own leaders and hold a referendum on its autonomy.
The decision to resign is for the consideration of the country and for the citizens of Bolivia, Mesa said in a nationally broadcast address.
In the address, Mesa accused various political and social organizations of "blocking" the country by organizing protests and demonstrations, according to reports from Bolivia.
english.pravda.ru /accidents/2005/03/07/58561_.html   (307 words)

 Bolivia: President Carlos Mesa resigns - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Carlos Mesa delivered his letter of resignation to the Bolivian Congress in La Paz, telling them it was "a highly dangerous moment for Bolivia," a reference to the recent protests throughout the landlocked nation over the country's handling of its gas industry and other political issues.
On Sunday evening, Mesa first announced his intentions to leave his post after only 17 months, saying in a national address he could no longer effectively govern the country as long as protests were pervading every day life in Bolivia.
Mesa has called the subsidies a threat to the stability of Bolivia's economy that will lead to the illegal sale of gasoline abroad.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20050307-032729-8216r.htm   (997 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Mesa to stay on as Bolivia leader
Carlos Mesa is to remain in office as Bolivian president, after Congress voted unanimously to reject his offer of resignation.
Mr Mesa, a political independent, came to power in October 2003 when his predecessor, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, fled the country over nationwide protests in 2003 that left at least 60 people dead.
Mr Mesa had come under pressure from the main leftist opposition to increase taxes on foreign gas and oil firms from 18% to 50%.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4329793.stm   (448 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Profile: Carlos Mesa
Little did Mr Mesa know almost every day of his tenure would be marked by protest, and that the fate of the gas would plunge his country - and his leadership - into paralysis.
Carlos Mesa Gisbert was born in Bolivia's main city, La Paz, on 12 August 1953, to art-historian parents.
On 6 June, Mr Mesa again submitted his resignation - though there was no clear successor to the man who at one time, remarkably, commanded the simultaneous support of Washington and the Movement to Socialism party led by coca farmer Evo Morales.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/4615271.stm   (690 words)

 americas.org - Leader caught in the middle over oil law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LIMA - Bolivian President Carlos Mesa decided he could not risk a confrontation with the country's foreign lenders and foreign energy companies, analysts said, when he rejected a far-reaching oil and gas law approved by Congress that unilaterally nearly doubled taxes on the companies.
Mesa has called for a summit meeting of the country's political, social and business leaders to be held on Monday.
Carlos Toranzo, another political analyst, said Mesa ''was caught between a rock and a hard place'' and ''was trying to buy time'' by rejecting the oil and gas bill.
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 Bolivia - Who is Carlos Mesa?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert (born August 12, 1953) is the current President of Bolivia, holding the office since October 17, 2003.
As vice president under the previous president, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, Mesa assumed the post when extensive protests and strikes shut down Bolivia in a bitter dispute known as the Bolivian Gas War, forcing Sánchez de Lozada to resign and flee the country.
In March 2004, Mesa announced that the government of Bolivia would hold a series of rallies around the country, and in Bolivian embassies overseas, demanding that Chile return to Bolivia a stretch of seacoast which Bolivia lost in 1884 after the end of the War of the Pacific.
www.nadir.org /nadir/initiativ/agp/free/imf/bolivia/mesa.htm   (385 words)

 NewsFromRussia.Com:Carlos Mesa offered his resignation from the post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mesa served as president for 20 months, after his predecessor, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, was pushed from office, also by demonstrations over Bolivia's gas reserves, tells the Forbes.
If Mr Mesa leaves office, he will be the second leader in the troubled Andean region to be pushed out in less than three months, following the ousting of Lucio Gutiйrrez as president of Ecuador in April.
Since the law was passed, Bolivia’s radical left-wing social movements have blocked roads across the country and held violent protests in the capital, demanding the nationalization of the country’s gas reserves and the convening of an assembly to rewrite the country’s constitution.
english.pravda.ru /world/2005/06/07/60182_.html   (387 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Bolivia
CARLOS Mesa, Bolivia's president, offered his resignation for the second time in three months...
BOLIVIAN President Carlos Mesa has called a referendum on regional autonomy to be held on October...
CARLOS Mesa, Bolivia's president, resigned yesterday in the face of several days of massive...
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Mesa's resignation may be, as Carlos Herrera wrote earlier today, "another nail in the coffin for US hegemony and the global corporate empire in South America".
Mesa thanked everyone for their support and described that with the support of people like those in the protest, they would build a productive, strong and safe country.
By the time that Mesa appeared for a second time, there were around 4000 people in the plaza and this time Mesa simply waved at the crowd and was somewhat emotional.
www.axisoflogic.com /cgi-bin/exec/view.pl?archive=132&num=18335&printer=1   (1195 words)

 BOLIVIA: Congress Swears In Former V.P. Carlos Mesa
Mesa was sworn in during a special session of Congress while Sánchez de Lozada left the country.
Born in La Paz in 1953, Mesa is a married father of two and is an historian and journalist.
In his long career as a journalist, Mesa has been a radio reporter, assistant director of a newspaper, movie critic, columnist in several local publications, TV producer, film producer, and one of the directors of a TV network in which he holds an interest.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=20683   (1453 words)

 The Epoch Times | Bolivia Fears Food Shortages as Protests Grow
President Carlos Mesa, who threatened to quit last week in frustration at the protests, warned the government might run out of cash to pay public salaries in just two weeks as commerce grinds to a halt nationwide due to blockades that have strengthened in recent weeks.
Mesa offered his resignation last week, then quickly withdrew it after Congress gave him a strong show of support.
Mesa urged Congress to pass a new energy law that would regulate exploitation of Bolivia's vast natural gas reserves by foreign companies such as Brazil's Petrobras or Britain's BP.
english.epochtimes.com /news/5-3-14/27023.html   (494 words)

 Telegraph | News | Blockades force out Bolivian president
Bolivia's president Carlos Mesa announced his resignation on Monday after widespread street protests and a blockade of the capital.
Mr Mesa came to power 19 months ago and embarked on a programme of free market reforms which caused much of the public anger.
Recently Mr Mesa tried to mute calls for the total nationalisation of the hydrocarbon industry by letting taxes on foreign companies rise from 18 to 50 per cent.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/06/08/wboliv08.xml   (315 words)

 MercoPress - Falklands-Malvinas & South Atlantic News
Mesa, a historian and journalist turned politician, said the recent protests by a variety of political and social organizations were "blocking the country.".
Mesa blamed Indian legislator Evo Morales and social leader Abel Mamani of the neighboring city of El Alto for what he called an atmosphere of instability in the Andean nation.
Morales appeared surprised by Mesa's announcement, which he called "a flmail by the president." He said his party, the Movement Toward Socialism, was to meet on Monday to make a decision on Mesa's announcement.
www.falkland-malvinas.com /Detalle.asp?NUM=5209   (1083 words)

 Family History; Genealogy: Mesa Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Carlos Meza changed his last name to Mesa after he came to the United States.
Carlos later eloped with Cruz Gallegos in Colotlan.
Arturo was born in Fresnillo, in the state of Zacatecas; Salvador was born in Durango, in the state of Mexico; Raquel was born in Valpariso, Zacatecas; Manuel was born in El Paso, Texas.
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 Carlos Mesa: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert (born August 12, 1953) is the current (A steady flow (usually from natural causes)) President of (additional info and facts about President of) Bolivia (A landlocked Republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain), holding the office since October 17, 2003.
As the gas conflict escalated, Mesa became increasingly unhappy with the government's heavy-handed repression of the protests, which left an estimated 50 people dead.
He withdrew his support for Sánchez de Lozada several days before the latter's resignation, saying: "I cannot continue to support the situation we are living through." This may also have had personal reasons as it opened the way to Mesa succeeding Sánchez de Lozada as president.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/carlos_mesa.htm   (540 words)

 New Bolivian President Carlos Mesa: a Best-Selling Author and Journalist
Mesa, a political independent who had some leftist leanings in his youth, has served the past 14 months as vice president of Bolivia.
Mesa acknowledged, however, that he felt more at ease in journalism than in politics - more comfortable as the interviewer than as the one being interviewed.
Mesa, without quitting his post, publicly announced he was withdrawing his support to the president, unhappy with the repression of the protests, that left dozens dead.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1003434/posts   (606 words)

 The NarcoSphere || Bolivian President Carlos Mesa Submits His Resignation for Congress to Decide
In his "half resignation" speech (which might better be titled a "please beg me to stay" speech), Bolivian President Carlos Mesa railed against Evo Morales, he railed against the neighborhood groups of El Alto, he railed against the elites of Santa Cruz, he railed against Felipe "El Mallku" Quispe...
Mesa's threat and diatribe - against Evo Morales, against the social movements, against the elites of Santa Cruz, against everybody - was also a direct hit on the calendar and agenda of Washington.
Mesa’s “resignation” letter was just delivered to congress, and congress will likely decide tomorrow whether or not to accept the resignation.
narcosphere.narconews.com /story/2005/3/7/02032/46431   (3344 words)

 Print Article: Carlos Mesa to lead Bolivia after bloody protests
Vice President Carlos Mesa, 50, assumed the presidency late Friday and quickly offered to hold early elections, calling for unity in a country deeply divided along class and social lines.
Mesa will face staggering challenges, inheriting the leadership of South America's poorest country at a time when the economy has idled for years.
"Mesa is an outsider, which is helpful in terms of connecting with the disaffected groups," she said.
www.smh.com.au /cgi-bin/common/popupPrintArticle.pl?path=/articles/2003/10/18/1066364545815.html   (656 words)

 mesa on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mesas originate from the erosion of plateaus that were capped by hard rock, usually in arid regions.
Mesa y Kirchner en Bolivia El presidente argentino Néstor Kirchner (D) y su homólogo boliviano Carlos Mesa (I) intercambia.
Carlos Mesa El presidente de Bolivia, Carlos Mesa, se dirige a una multitud de manifestantes en La Paz, el 20 de octubre d.
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