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  The EU's relations with Bolivia - Overview
Bolivia is marked by the gulf between this poverty-stricken indigenous majority, most of whom live in the western highlands and altiplano, and a sizeable white/mestizo minority in the eastern lowlands who have benefited from a certain economic dynamism and the geographical concentration there of key export sectors including natural gas and soya.
Political relations between the EU and Bolivia are conducted not only bilaterally but also in the framework of regional relations between the EU and the Andean Community, as well as the institutional dialogue between the European Union and the Rio Group.
Relations between the EU and the Andean Community entail inter alia political dialogue, a framework cooperation agreement and a high level dialogue on Drugs.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/bolivia/intro   (0 words)

  Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The west of Bolivia is situated in the Andes mountain range, with the highest peak, Nevado Sajama at 6,542 m.
Bolivia, long one of the poorest and least developed Latin American countries, has made considerable progress toward the development of a market-oriented economy.
Bolivia's GDP failed to grow in 2001 due to the global slowdown and laggard domestic activity.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/b/bo/bolivia.html   (640 words)

 Foreign relations of Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Relations with Chile, strained since Bolivia's defeat in the War of the Pacific (1879-83) and its loss of the coastal province of Atacama, were severed from 1962 to 1975 in a dispute over the use of the waters of the Lauca River.
Relations were resumed in 1975 but broken again in 1978 over the inability of the two countries to reach an agreement that might have granted Bolivia a sovereign access to the sea.
Bolivia has wanted a sovereign corridor to the South Pacific Ocean since the Atacama area was lost to Chile in 1884; dispute with Chile over Rio Lauca water rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Bolivia   (422 words)

 Category:Foreign relations by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 The EU's relations with Bolivia - Overview
Bolivia’s main foreign policy objective is to recover sovereign access to the Pacific which it lost to Chile following the War of the Pacific (1879-1883), leaving Bolivia landlocked.
Relations between Bolivia and Chile became rather cool during the Mesa presidency as this objective was pursued frontally by Bolivia, but under President Rodríguez there has been a marked thaw as the two governments have sought successfully to identify common interests which helped to bring about a rapprochement.
Bolivia is one of the main beneficiaries of EC assistance in South America.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/bolivia/intro   (2281 words)

 Bolivia (11/02)
Bolivia's weakness was demonstrated during the War of the Pacific (1879-83), when it lost its seacoast and the adjoining rich nitrate fields to Chile.
Bolivia's nine departments received greater autonomy under the Administrative Decentralization law of 1995, although principal departmental officials are still appointed by the central government.
Bolivia's trade with neighboring countries is growing, in part because of several regional preferential trade agreements it has negotiated.
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 Legislation for Foreign Investment Statutes in Countries in the Americas
Foreign investors and the enterprises or companies in which they have interests are afforded the same rights, duties, and guarantees that the laws and regulations grant to national investors.
Foreign individuals or groups may not acquire any type of mining concession within 50 kilometers of the international borders, directly or indirectly, except in cases of national necessity expressly declared by law.
In the case of branches of foreign companies, it is assumed, barring evidence to the contrary, that profit distribution occurred, irrespective of the date on which the funds were remitted, by the deadline for submission of financial statements to the Tax Administration for each type of activity concerned.
alca-ftaa.iadb.org /eng/invest/BOL~1.HTM   (6361 words)

Bolivia's history is replete with examples of a recurring tragicomedy in the course of international affairs.
Of these, the War of the Pacific, in which Bolivia lost the Littoral Department to Chile, was clearly the most significant; it still accounted for a large part of Bolivia's foreign policy agenda in the late 1980s.
Bolivia's relations with Brazil and Argentina improved significantly, owing in part to a common bond that appeared to exist between these weak democratic governments emerging from military rule and facing the challenges of economic chaos.
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 United States and the Bolivian Sea Coast - Chapter 9
Bolivia felt the ecology of the already arid Bolivian zone would be damaged the subsistence of numerous groups of aymara farmers populating the region for many centuries would be adversely affected.
The foreign ministers met in February 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to discuss the preparatory agenda for the summit; this agenda was prepared initially by a committee comprised of the foreign ministers of Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.
Bolivia’s success in having the countries of the region finally declare that its landlocked status was a problem with hemispheric dimension together with the US fear that this problem could potentially contribute to an East-West confrontation created a new situation which could lead to a final settlement for Bolivia's confinement.
www.boliviaweb.com /mar/sea/chapter9.htm   (9115 words)

 Bolivia (03/07)
Bolivia's weakness was demonstrated during the War of the Pacific (1879-83), when it lost its seacoast and the adjoining rich nitrate fields to Chile.
Relations with Chile, strained since Bolivia's defeat in the War of the Pacific (1879-83) and its loss of the coastal province of Atacama, were severed from 1962 to 1975 in a dispute over the use of the waters of the Lauca River.
Relations were resumed in 1975 but broken again in 1978 over the inability of the two countries to reach an agreement that might have granted Bolivia sovereign access to the sea.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35751.htm   (0 words)

 Council on Foreign Relations Conference Call: "Bolivia on the Brink" [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service] ...
In many ways, Bolivia is on the brink of re-founding itself in a moment that in fact is probably the most significant and most dynamic period of political transformation since probably the 1950s.
And so Bolivia could also be on the brink of serious political conflict, of a very serious political conflict that is both racial in nature and also regional in context.
The problem, however, is that that additional revenue that comes into Bolivia, the big debate is over how it should be spent; whether it should be spent all or decided upon by the central government or whether it should go or in some greater proportion to the department's that, in fact, produce these hydrocarbons.
www.cfr.org /publication/12690/council_on_foreign_relations_conference_call.html   (0 words)

 Council on Foreign Relations - SourceWatch
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) states that it is "dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.
Carroll Quigley, Professor of History at Georgetown University, stated, "The Council of Foreign Relations is the American Branch of a society which originated in England and believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established." [4]
The image of the CFR as a closed-shop bi-partisan discussion forum for the foreign policy establishment has fuelled criticism that the organisation and its members are controlling world policy and events.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Council_on_Foreign_Relations   (1729 words)

 Canada-Bolivia Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bolivia has the second largest reserves of natural gas in South America; disagreements over how this wealth should be managed and distributed continue to fuel regional and political tensions.
Canada fully supports Bolivia's constitutionally established government and in the spirit of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, urges all parties in Bolivia to pursue peaceful and democratic means to resolve their political differences.
Market opportunities for Canada in Bolivia are limited but exist in engineering services for the oil and gas sector, specific projects in the ICT and in the mining and forestry sectors.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /latinamerica/boliviarelations-en.asp   (733 words)

 About SA - Foreign relations
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Aziz Pahad, and the Minister of Provincial and Local Government, Mr Sydney Mufamadi, represented South Africa at the SADC Council of Ministers Meeting in Arusha, Tanzania in March 2004.
Bilateral relations between South Africa and Senegal are based mainly on the Senegalese Government's strong support for the African Renaissance initiative and NEPAD as well as strong commitment to the promotion of democracy and good governance.
Relations with Brazil were given further impetus with the inaugural meeting of the South Africa-Brazil JBC in Brasilia in August 2002.
www.info.gov.za /aboutsa/foreign.htm   (12769 words)

 Bolivia - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is bound by Brazil to the north and east, Peru to the northwest, Chile to the southwest, Argentina to the south and Paraguay to the southeast.
In Feb. 1991 relations with the US soured when Col. Faustino Rico Toro, a former commander of military intelligence during the Meza regime, was appointed as head of the anti-narcotics police.
During 1992 relations with the US again soured as a result of rumors that US soldiers were building a secret Drug Enforcement Agency base in the Beni district while the joint US-Bolivian operations to eradicate 7,000 ha (17,290 ac) of coca crops resulted in the destruction of only 1,000 ha by May 1992.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/bolivia.htm   (1413 words)

 Bolivia biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Spanish were said to have taken enough silver out of Bolivia to build a bridge across to Spain.
Growth slowed in 1999, in part due to tight government budget policies, which limited needed appropriations for anti-poverty programs, and the fallout from the Asian financial crisis.
Of the three official languages of Bolivia, two are Native_American_languages: Aymará and Quechua, the other being Spanish.
bolivia.biography.ms   (814 words)

 Background Notes: Bolivia 3/98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Roughly one-third of the world's cocaine is made from coca grown in Bolivia: Bolivia's coca crop is second only to Peru's in the production of the cocaine alkaloid, and the country is second only to Colombia in the production of refined cocaine hydrochloride.
Bolivia is a member of the Andean Community and has free trade with other member countries (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela).
Bolivia is a member of the UN and some specialized agencies and related programs; Organization of American States (OAS); Andean Pact; INTELSAT; Non-Aligned Movement; International Parliamentary Union; Latin American Integration Association (ALADI); World Trade Organization; Rio Treaty; Rio Group; MERCOSUR; and Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia (URUPABOL, re-started in 1993).
www.umsl.edu /services/govdocs/backgroundnotes/83.htm   (4998 words)

 Bolivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The majority of present day Bolivians are descended from Amerindian peoples who pre date both the Incan invaders - another Amerindian people who conquered Bolivia and incorporated it into the Tawantinsuyu - and the Spanish colonizers.
Approximately 55% of the population is believed to be of unmixed indigenous ancestry, comprised principally of Aymarás (30%) and the Incan descended Quechuas (25%).
Although Spanish is spoken by about three-quarters of the entire population - as the first and only language of Whites and mestizos - of the Amerindian who do speak Spanish, most use it as a second language.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/bo/Bolivia.htm   (790 words)

Although Bolivia sits on South America's second-largest natural gas reserves as well as considerable oil, the country has remained one of the poorest on the continent.
Bolivia - Bolivia, officially Republic of Bolivia, republic (1995 est.
Bolivia's Indian revolt: the U.S. policies of economic globalization and militarization are failing.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107345.html#A0107348   (1217 words)

 Vying Claims on Bolivia's Energy - Council on Foreign Relations
Evo Morales, a former coca farmer who rose to Bolivia's presidency in December 2005 on a socialist, anti-American platform, has fulfilled a much-publicized campaign promise by nationalizing the country's oil and gas operations (Bloomberg).
There are also concerns that Bolivia will impose restrictions so severe that foreign energy companies, miffed as they are with Morales, will simply leave Bolivia to manage its own energy facilities, which the country hasn't done in years.
In this month's Foreign Affairs, Jorge Castañeda, Mexico's former foreign minister, distinguishes between strains of "modern" socialism and "old-fashioned, strident" populism, both of which he sees as emergent.
www.cfr.org /publication/10681   (0 words)

 Bolivia - OpenWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825;Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of poverty, social unrest, and drug production.
Current goals include attracting foreign investment, strengthening the educational system, resolving disputes with coca growers over Bolivia's counter-drug efforts, and waging an anticorruption campaign.
Failures President Sánchez de Lozada (1993-97) included the signing of a free trade agreement with Mexico and becoming an associate member of the Southern Cone Common Market (Mercosur), as well as the privatisation of the state airline, telephone company, railroad, electric power company, and oil company.
www.infoshop.org /wiki/index.php/Bolivia   (915 words)

 Bolivia Bilateral relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In July 2003, German Parliamentary Speaker Wolfgang Thierse travelled to Bolivia at the invitation of the then Vice-President and today’s President Carlos Mesa to discuss stepping up cooperation between the two countries’ parliaments and contacts have indeed increased much since then.
Bolivia's main exports to Germany are coffee, tropical fruits, alpaca products and tin.
Bolivia — South America’s poorest country — is a priority partner of German development cooperation and currently the largest recipient of assistance in the region.
www.auswaertiges-amt.de /www/en/laenderinfos/laender/laender_ausgabe_html?land_id=23&type_id=14   (644 words)

 Publius Pundit - Blogging the democratic revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
22, 2005 Bolivia’s former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada and much of his former cabinet is charged with genocide in connection with the deaths of protestors in unrest leading up to his resignation in October 2003.
March 1, 2005 Bolivia and Chile, in Montevideo, Uruguay for President Tabare Vazquez’s inauguration, sign a visa agreement to enable their citizens to travel across the common border without visas or passports.
March 2, 2005 Bolivia’s lower house of Congress gets ready to enact a new hydrocarbons law likely to chase out foreign investment in the country due to new high royalty requirements.
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 Brazil offers to mediate in Bolivia crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Brasilia, 07 June: Roiled [as received] by President Carlos Mesa's resignation, the political crisis in Bolivia prompted Foreign Relations Minister Celso Amorim to bring forward his return to Brazil from the Dominican Republic to late this afternoon.
The foreign minister was initially scheduled to return very early tomorrow morning.
Amorim was cautious in assessing the crisis in Bolivia during his stay in Santo Domingo, although he did convey a clear message to the neighbouring country's political forces to the effect that Brazil hopes they will find a "peaceful, democratic, and constitutional" solution.
news.monstersandcritics.com /mediamonitor/article_1008193.php/Brazil_offers_to_mediate_in_Bolivia_crisis   (476 words)

 World History :: Encyclopedia Index -- Fo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 Department of State | Kennedy Foreign Policy Documents
This is the final microfiche publication of a series planned by the Department of State to augment the printed Foreign Relations of the United States series.
Documents on these countries were omitted from the print volume Foreign Relations, 1961-1963, Volume XII, because of limitations of space.
For further information, contact David S. Patterson, General Editor of the Foreign Relations series, at (202) 663-1127 (fax: (202) 663-1289, e-mail: pahistoff@panet.us-state.gov).
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