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  Blog from Bolivia: May 2005
Bolivia’s social movements, she says, are willing to deal with international players but from a position of controlling their own gas not having negotiated it away behind closed doors.
Bolivia, as I have written here many times over the past couple of months, is in the endgame in a national debate over what kind of deal it ought to cut with foreign oil companies regarding development of the nation's vast gas reserves.
Bolivia watchers may recall that is was a proposed sale of Bolivian gas through Chile to Mexico, and from there onward to California that sparked the protests in October 2003 that ultimately led to the ousting of President Gonzalo Sànchez de Lozada.
www.democracyctr.org /blog/archives/2005_05_01_democracyctr_archive.html   (10241 words)

  National Congress of Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Congress (Spanish: Congreso Nacional) is the national legislature of Bolivia, based in the nation's de facto capital, La Paz.
The National Congress is bicameral, consisting of a lower house (the Chamber of Deputies or Cámara de Diputados) and an upper house (the Senate, or Cámara de Senadores).
Bolivia · Brazil · Chile · Colombia · Ecuador · Guyana · Panama · Paraguay · Peru · Suriname · Trinidad and Tobago · Uruguay · Venezuela
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/National_Congress_of_Bolivia   (524 words)

 Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Congress of the Republic of Peru (Spanish: Congreso de la República) is the unicameral legislature of Peru.
The Congress of the Argentine Nation (Spanish: Congreso de la Nación Argentina) is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina.
The Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Kongreso ng Pilipinas) is the legislative branch of the Philippine government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Congress   (535 words)

 USATODAY.com - Bolivian Congress' vote ends presidential tie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's Congress ended a presidential tie on Sunday, picking U.S.-educated millionaire Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada to lead the South American nation as it confronts economic malaise and growing social unrest.
Bolivia is suffering not only an economic crisis, but also rising crime and social unrest.
Morales, the 42-year-old son of Aymara Indian shepherds, placed a surprise second in June, stunning observers and rattling Bolivia's ruling elite that is comprised largely of European-descended and mixed-blood politicians and businessmen.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002-08-04-bolivia-president_x.htm   (694 words)

 Bolivia, Landmine Monitor Report 2006
Bolivia also reported that administrative steps have been taken to optimize the performance of the office responsible for implementation of the treaty.
Bolivia is a State Party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) and its Amended Protocol II on landmines.
Bolivia has asserted that at least 196,727 antipersonnel mines were in 15 minefields, covering an area of at least 3,158,100 square meters on the Chilean side of the border.
www.icbl.org /lm/country/bolivia   (2202 words)

 Bolivia: South America's Retirement Paradise
Bolivia has a lot to offer…a very low cost of living, unspoiled natural environment, friendly people and a range of climates to suit virtually every taste.
In Bolivia, myths come thick and fast, and one legend has it that the Incas have an underground network of secret passageways on an island located in Lake Titicaca, which is praised by visitors as being one of the deepest blue and most beautiful bodies of water in the world.
Bolivia has a bit of something for everyone: charming old-world colonial towns with great restaurants, museums, and nightlife, as well as slow-paced cozy developments in rural areas near indigenous villages, where hunting, gathering and fishing are a way of life.
www.escapeartist.com /efam/40/Bolivia.html   (989 words)

 Political Crisis Erupts in Bolivia Over Oil Ownership
Bolivia's congress passed a controversial energy bill on Tuesday, slapping a heavy tax on foreign companies who exploit the country's natural gas reserves.
In October 2003, Bolivia's then-president, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, ignited massive protests with a plan to export the gas through Chile to California, a scheme that most people here believed would mainly enrich foreign oil companies and a handful of politicians with their fingers in the deal.
Congress, fearful of the threats, is considering relocating temporarily to another city, Sucre.
www.banderasnews.com /0505/nw-bolivia.htm   (916 words)

 Bolivia's Capital Reels From Surging Protests
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where the Organization of American States was meeting on Tuesday, Bolivia's foreign minister, José Ignacio Siles, asked the member nations for a resolution pledging to "support the person who, in accordance with constitutional succession procedures, takes over the presidency" of Bolivia, according to Agence-France Presse.
The two men next in line, the presidents of the Senate and lower house of Congress, are not acceptable to the protesters.
Bolivia's previous president, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, fled Bolivia after resigning in the face of violent protests in October 2003.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/americas/bolivia/3103.html   (555 words)

 Bolivia : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Bolivia : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Construction of Bolivia: Bolívar, Sucre, and Santa Cruz
From the war of the Pacific to the Chaco War, 1879- 1935
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/botoc.html   (130 words)

 CNN.com - Bolivia names new president - Jun 10, 2005
Protests earlier forced Congress to suspend proceedings as the armed forces chief threatened military intervention.
Bolivia, with a population of 9 million, has long been one of South America's poorest countries and a major recipient of international aid.
The protests grew after Bolivia's Congress moved last month to raise taxes on foreign oil companies that have flocked to the country to develop its natural gas reserves -- the second largest in South America after Venezuela.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/americas/06/10/bolivia/index.html   (550 words)

 News from the Washington File
Bolivia and the United States have enjoyed a long and productive relationship based on shared values, including support for democracy, human rights and a free market economy.
One purpose of my visit here today is to express admiration for President Banzer's impressive efforts, and with the support of Bolivia's Congress and the people of Bolivia, to address the challenges facing this country and to improve the quality of life for all Bolivians.
There is a perception among some people in Bolivia that the coca reduction program has actually harmed the economy of the country because there was simply less money coming in.
www.fas.org /irp/news/2000/08/irp-000818-bolivia.htm   (1583 words)

 FT.com / World - Bolivia’s Congress considers Mesa call for early poll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bolivia's Congress was considering on Wednesday whether to fulfil President Carlos Mesa's request for early elections, barely a week after deputies rejected his offer to resign.
In a televised address to the country on Tuesday, Mr Mesa said elections should be brought forward two years to August 28 "to avoid collective suicide", citing intransigence on the part of both Congress and militant protestors in blocking the passage of hydrocarbons legislation.
But analysts said on Wednesday that by throwing the responsibility for a new law into the lap of Congress, Mr Mesa had ensured that no progress would be made on the issue in the short term.
www.ft.com /cms/s/43c04830-95c7-11d9-bc72-00000e2511c8.html   (623 words)

 BUBL LINK: Bolivia
A catalogue of all the languages and dialects spoken in Bolivia, with details of the numbers of speakers of each language.
Detailed handbook describing the history of Bolivia and analysing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
Particular attention is given to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, common interests and the issues on which they are divided, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order.
bubl.ac.uk /link/b/bolivia.htm   (355 words)

 Bolivia, Landmine Monitor Report 2003
Bolivia signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997, ratified on 9 June 1998, and the treaty entered into force on 1 March 1999.
On 22 November 2002, Bolivia voted in favor of UN General Assembly Resolution 57/74, promoting the universalization and implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty.
In May 2002, Bolivia’s Ministry of Defense indicated that the country lacks detailed maps of mined areas on the border as these areas are in Chilean territory.
www.icbl.org /lm/2003/bolivia.html   (561 words)

 2007 Congress Proposal
We are officially proposing to hold the WILPF Congress 2007 in Costa Rica.
We are officially proposing to hold the WILPF Congress 2007 in Bolivia.
In order to support Bolivia the fight to reduce the national debt which will be achieved by reducing social services, by savings in health and education.
www.wilpf.int.ch /events/2007Congress/07costarica.html   (600 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Bolivia’s Congress approves new oil law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
16-03-05 Upset that Bolivia's Congress approved a controversial new hydrocarbons proposal that would dramatically raise taxes on oil companies, President Carlos Mesa formally announced his decision to call for early elections in August.
Mesa, who signalled his intention as members of Bolivia's lower house moved toward passing the bill, said his opponents are seeking the " collective suicide of the country" as the legislation would prompt foreign oil companies to pursue legal redress.
Bolivia has been besieged recently by protests from some indigenous and labour groups, which are blockading roads, threatening urban centres with shortages and costing the economy, South America's poorest, millions of dollars.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/ntl51458.htm   (403 words)

 2007 WILPF 29th International Congress | Women's International League for Peace and Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1992 we were hosted by our Bolivia Section during the 500th anniversary year of the invasion of the Americas by the Europeans and we focused our attention on the consequences of the conquest on indigenous peoples in the hemisphere.
In the last 15 years Bolivia has gone through a period of increased poverty, privatization of its resources such as water, and structural adjustment policies imposed on the country that have kept Bolivia the poorest country in South America.
In order to enter Bolivia it is necessary to have a valid passport or a visa granted to you for 30 or 90 days according to the agreement with the country of origin.
www.wilpf.org /29th_congress-bolivia   (693 words)

 The Bolivarian Republic
In his Message to the Congress of Bolivia, Bolívar argued that a bicameral legislature is ineficient since it means that both houses "are always found in conflict".
It is the Censors who hold the keys to the Constitution and protect its integrity; they check the other branches of the state to keep them from abusing their powers unconstitutionally.
He can appoint neither governors, nor judges, nor ecclesiastic dignitaries of any kind" (Message to the Congress of Bolivia); the only powers he holds is to name "the officials of the Ministries of the Treasury, Peace, and War; and he is Commander in Chief of the army" (Message to the Congress of Bolivia).
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/7609/repbol.html   (2496 words)

 americas.org - Protests derail Bolivia Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Angry protests over ownership of Bolivia's gas reserves have forced the country's lawmakers to abandon a key session of Congress in La Paz.
Lawmakers from the two houses of Congress had planned to debate a controversial bill that sets out how greater autonomy will be given to Bolivia's regions.
But many could not reach the Congress building, which was ringed by heavily armed riot police, soldiers and armoured vehicles.
www.americas.org /item_19723   (359 words)

 The Secretary-General's Statements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For it is here that the laws of the land are made: laws affecting your people's livelihoods and living conditions, their health and homes, the well-being of their children, their very freedoms.
It is hard to imagine lasting social peace and prosperity anywhere in the world where indigenous peoples do not enjoy safeguards for their traditions, languages and knowledge, or where they are denied the chance to play a meaningful part in the economic and political life of their country.
I know that Bolivia is moving ahead on other fronts as well, as you battle to overcome the constraints of being a landlocked country beset by economic problems.
www.un.org /apps/sg/sgstats.asp?nid=637   (1462 words)

 Judgment Day for Bolivia's Embattled President
The outcome of Mesa's political gamble was in his favor, at least temporarily, as legislators refused to allow him to step down -- but it is one thing to have the politicians on your side rather than the citizenry.
Squabble Over Bolivia's Natural Gas Reserves In October 2003 President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada was forced from office by demonstrators opposed to his neoliberal policies and Mesa, his vice president, ascended to the presidency.
As Mesa again seeks to achieve unity through mildly progressive policies, Bolivia's political stability is once more teetering on the brink of destruction, largely because modest measures have never brought the social changes the country so badly needs and which so many Bolivians want.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/americas/bolivia/2917.html   (810 words)

 CNN.com - Bolivia's president resigns - Oct. 17, 2003
Bolivia's National Congress voted for the resignation after the parliament's secretary read a letter from the president to congress.
A scheduled 30-minute debate on the merits of the resignation was suspended, prompting anger among supporters of the president.
The secretary of the congress said the debate on the resignation would take place Monday, even though the initial vote has been taken.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/10/17/bolivia.president/index.html   (452 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Protests derail Bolivia Congress
Angry protests over ownership of Bolivia's gas reserves have forced the country's lawmakers to abandon a key session of Congress in La Paz.
Lawmakers from the two houses of Congress had planned to debate a controversial bill that sets out how greater autonomy will be given to Bolivia's regions.
A similar dispute led to the overthrowing of Mr Mesa's predecessor, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, in October 2003.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4594615.stm   (333 words)

 JURIST - Bolivia
Bolivia governors confront president on constitutional assembly vote
Bolivia ruling party falls short in election for constitutional reform assembly
Bolivia president promises justice for indigenous people in inauguration speech
jurist.law.pitt.edu /countries/bolivia.php   (327 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Bolivia Congress to reject president's resignation
LA PAZ, BoliviaBolivia's main political parties planned to reject President Carlos Mesa's resignation when Congress meets Tuesday, calling his leadership a "necessary evil" to avoid total chaos.
Indigenous protest leaders also said they would ask Mesa to reverse his surprise decision to quit over the weekend in frustration at street protests and highway blockades that have paralyzed much of the Andean nation.
Congress was set to meet at 4 p.m.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050308-0739-bolivia.html   (238 words)

 Bolivia Military Could Intervene in Crisis
Lawmakers were due to open an emergency session of Congress in Bolivia's historic capital of Sucre on Thursday to name a replacement for the US-backed president Carlos Mesa, who resigned on Monday after weeks of violent street protests.
In Bolivia's tightly guarded historic capital of Sucre, the lawmakers were to open an emergency session of Congress to name a replacement for the U.S.-backed Mesa, who resigned Monday after weeks of violent street protests.
Chronically unstable Bolivia, landlocked and with much of the country at high altitudes in the Andes Mountains, is South America's poorest nation.
www.comcast.net /data/news/2005/06/09/152364.xml   (964 words)

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