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  President of Bolivia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The President of Bolivia is the head of state of Bolivia.
In 1983, a poll was taken by the newspaper Última Hora to determine which seven historical presidents were regarded as most significant.
President of: Argentina · Bolivia · Brazil · Chile · Colombia · Ecuador · Guyana · Panama · Paraguay · Peru · Suriname · Trinidad and Tobago · Uruguay · Venezuela
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/President_of_Bolivia   (163 words)

 Carlos Mesa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The chief justice of the Supreme Court, Eduardo Rodríguez, was sworn in as interim president to succeed the outgoing Carlos Mesa.
Bolivia's next presidential elections were scheduled for 2007, but Mesa was quick to point out that his administration was transitional and that he did not intend to complete Sánchez de Lozada's term in office.
This time, however congress accepted his offer, the presidents of the two chambers of Congress at that point abdicated their constitutional powers in favor of the chief justice of the Supreme Court and new president of Bolivia, Eduardo Rodríguez.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carlos_Mesa   (869 words)

 Global Exchange : Bolivia News Updates
Bolivia's President Names New Cabinet -- Bolivia's new president swore in his Cabinet, making clear that the caretaker government would be brief as he seeks early elections to placate opposition demonstrators who recently crippled the country with strikes.
Protests Rage On Under New President -- The designation of Eduardo Rodríguez, the head of the Supreme Court, as caretaker president of Bolivia has not calmed the protests or led to a lifting of the roadblocks of rocks and smoking tires and wood that have cut off the city of La Paz for weeks.
President Mesa Resigns: Bolivia’s Future Uncertain, Chaos Continues -- Over three weeks of grueling social conflict in La Paz, the extension of road blockades and strikes throughout the nation provoked increasing criticism of the executive’s incapacity to meet growing, and at times conflicting demands from diverse sectors.
globalexchange.org /countries/americas/bolivia/NewsUpdatesBolivia.html   (1379 words)

 CNN.com - Bolivia names new president - Jun 10, 2005
The job of interim president automatically went to Rodriguez after two congressional leaders, who were first and second in line for the post, turned it down.
"I think his [the new president's] job at this point mainly is to bring the nation together if he can to bring an end to the roadblock and to pave the way for a peaceful election within the next three to six months," Rudovsky said.
Bolivia, with a population of 9 million, has long been one of South America's poorest countries and a major recipient of international aid.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/americas/06/10/bolivia   (560 words)

 President of Bolivia resigns amid unrest - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Latin America/Caribbean - News
President of Bolivia resigns amid unrest - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Latin America/Caribbean - News
Mesa was counting on foreign investment to tap Bolivia's 28.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, Latin America's second-largest reserves after Venezuela, to drive economic growth and create jobs.
This time, however, analysts said lawmakers frustrated over Mesa's inability to persuade leftist popular forces to accept a law to increase gas taxes would probably accept his resignation and hope a transitional leader would be able to reconcile the country's polarized political forces.
www.boston.com /news/world/latinamerica/articles/2005/06/07/president_of_bolivia_resigns_amid_unrest   (516 words)

 CNN.com - Bolivia's new president vows early elections - Oct. 19, 2003
Bolivia's new president promised early elections and worked to form a transition government as his predecessor fled to the United States, driven from office by a month of violent demonstrations.
President Carlos Mesa -- the former vice president sworn in by Congress late Friday after Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada resigned -- took over this struggling Andean nation Saturday amid its worst crisis in decades and after rioting that left 65 people dead.
Bolivia lost its coastline in 1879 during a war against Chile, and resentment remains fierce.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/10/18/bolivia.president.ap   (758 words)

 Throwing Out a President (Bolivia)
Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Losada fled La Paz in a helicopter October 17 as hundreds of thousands of Bolivians overran the streets of the capital city demanding his resignation and prosecution.
As the strike became increasingly identified with the fight to reclaim natural gas from the transnationals, and as anger grew at the mounting numbers of indigenous protesters gunned down by the military in the altiplano, the cocaleros (coca farmers) joined in.
Evo Morales's MAS exerted a tremendous amount of pressure between October 15 and 1 7 to ensure that the outcome of the protests would be a constitutional succession: the resignation of the president followed by the swearing in of the vice president.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /South_America/Throwing_Out_President.html   (1530 words)

 Blog from Bolivia
For those trying to follow the pivotal issue of coca here in Bolivia this week, it has been like watching a three year old giving it all she has on a swing.
Then the President of the Senate (a member of Morales' MAS party) announced publicly that press coverage of the media spokesman's comments didn't accurately describe the government's position.
In Bolivia, that has evertything to do with why the political parties that have served the political elite for half a century are now as dead as the stegsaurus.
democracyctr.org /blog   (2116 words)

 Coca advocate wins election for president in Bolivia
Bolivia, Dec. 18 - Evo Morales, a candidate for president who has pledged to reverse a campaign financed by the United States to wipe out coca growing, scored a decisive victory in general elections in Bolivia on Sunday.
His margin of victory appeared to be a resounding win that delivered the kind of mandate two of his predecessors, both of whom were forced to resign, never had.
Morales could be on his way to becoming "the president with the most legitimacy since the transition to democracy" from dictatorship a generation ago.
www.rlnn.com /ArtDec05/CocaAdvocateElectionBolivia.html   (671 words)

 First indigenous president of Bolivia promises reform
All of Bolivia seemed to recognize the historic significance of his electrifying rise to the presidency.
The new president struck a theme of reconciliation in his almost two-hour inaugural speech, which came a day after a meeting with Thomas Shannon, the Bush administration's assistant secretary of state for the region.
Morales continually returned to the theme of Bolivia's long-ignored Indians during his speech, and at least three times used the name of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine revolutionary who was killed in 1967 in Bolivia in an ill-fated guerrilla operation.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/01/23/MNG9UGRFSV1.DTL   (654 words)

 The President of Bolivia resigns - Wikinews
South America – The President of Bolivia Carlos Mesa officially resigned Sunday, March 6.
Morales is an admirer of Fidel Castro and he says he is inspired by the presidents of Venezuela Hugo Chavez and Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Bolivia economy depends on exportation of hydrocarbon (oil and gas).
en.wikinews.org /wiki/The_President_of_Bolivia_resigns   (676 words)

 Carlos Mesa New Leader in Troubled Bolivia as Former President Quits
Bolivia's Congress has called on vice-president Carlos Mesa to take the reins in the troubled country after former president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada resigned following weeks of upheaval that has left over 80 people dead.
Sanchez de Lozada resigned as president of South America's poorest country late Friday in a letter to Congress and as he prepared to board a flight for the United States, Mesa was named as his replacement.
Bolivia's new President Carlos Mesa began talks with political and labor leaders Saturday, rushing to form a transition government and restore peace after weeks of violent anti-government protests forced his predecessor from power.
www.commondreams.org /headlines03/1018-03.htm   (848 words)

 Bolivia's Home-Grown President
On its face, the election of Evo Morales to the presidency of Bolivia would seem like an enormous victory for the left--another domino in the line of Latin American nations turning away from Washington Consensus-style economics to forge a path of its own.
But the question remains whether the first indigenous president in Bolivia's history will be allowed--by the Bolivian Congress or by the larger international financial and legal system--to live up to his promises and fulfill the enormous expectations of his supporters.
In Bolivia the United States is not only a symbol of foreign capital but of the bitter "war on drugs" that strong-armed Bolivia into accepting a US-financed coca eradication campaign that even the World Bank has admitted bears responsibility for Bolivia's continued poverty.
www.thenation.com /doc/20060109/eviatar   (1830 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Latin America/Caribbean / President of Bolivia resigns, departs
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada resigned yesterday following a six-day siege of this capital city by workers and peasants who accused him of selling out their country to foreign interests.
Vice President Carlos Mesa, a 50-year-old journalist and historian, was sworn in late last night.
For Bolivia's poor, the export of one of the country's few lucrative natural resources became a symbol of all that was wrong with their country.
www.boston.com /news/world/latinamerica/articles/2003/10/18/president_of_bolivia_resigns_departs   (823 words)

As the people of Ecuador and Bolivia have witnessed the people of Venezuela take control of their own destinies, they have realized the possibilities for their own empowerment.
Now comes the resignation of Carlos Mesa, President of Bolivia under tremendous pressure from massive protests in La Paz and nationwide roadblocks that have brought Bolivian government and commerce to a standstill.
Songs of la patria were sung, followed by rounds of the national anthem until finally, the president appeared on the balcony and addressed the crowd.
www.axisoflogic.com /cgi-bin/exec/view.pl?archive=132&num=18335&printer=1   (1195 words)

 Bolivia: Letter to President Carlos Mesa Gisbert (Human Rights Watch, 22-12-2003)
Bolivia: Exercise Restraint in Response to Protests Bolivia: Exercise Restraint in Response to Protests
In our view, to achieve justice, Bolivia’s civilian courts must retain jurisdiction over the investigation and prosecution of members of the armed forces suspected of committing abuses when quelling protests and civil unrest.
According to recent press reports, one out of four public prosecutors in Bolivia is under investigation for having committed irregularities, and the great majority remain in their posts.
hrw.org /english/docs/2003/12/22/bolivi6848.htm   (2637 words)

 CBS News | Bolivia Names Interim President | June 10, 2005 07:05:00
Eduardo Rodriguez, the Supreme Court chief justice, automatically became president after Congress accepted the resignation of former President Carlos Mesa late Thursday and two congressional leaders first in line for the post declined the job.
Rodriguez was expected to open negotiations with political parties on whether the vice president and other officials would also be replaced.
In La Paz, Bolivia's biggest city with 1 million inhabitants, protesters who had demanded early elections danced in the streets, apparently appeased.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/06/10/world/main700818.shtml   (480 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.
As president, his three major initiatives will be to nationalize the Bolivian natural gas industry, the second-largest in South America; form a constituent assembly to rewrite the constitution, which will ensure greater rights for indigenous Bolivians; and legalize the growing of coca.
Bolivia's Indian revolt: the U.S. policies of economic globalization and militarization are failing.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107345.html#A0107348   (1310 words)

 MABB: Bolivia Has New President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mr Eduardo Rodriguez Veltze, former President of the Bolivian Supreme Court, is now President of Bolivia succeeding Carlos Mesa, who resigned in the midst of a deep social and political crisis.
23:00 Eduardo Rodríguez Veltzé, President of the Supreme Court Justice was appointed as new President of Bolivia.
In the case the President of the Supreme Court of Justice is elevated to the presidency, and three years of the presidential period have not yet been completed, new elections of President and Vice President will have to be carried out only to complete the current period.
mabb.blogspot.com /2005/06/bolivia-has-new-president.html   (1495 words)

 Untitled Document
Yesterday I was witness again to spectacle of a reluctant President boarding a plane and heading off into the sunset as a people cheered his leaving.
One of the few remaining supporters of the President used her voting moment to angrily denounce her opponents as “narco-traffickers and terrorists.” This was met with louder shouts of “Assassin, Assassin, Assassin”, all this played out live on TV before the nation.
This was neither the man I’d met at Burger King nor the man I had interviewed in May. The new President, one of Bolivia’s most respected national historians, seemed to have a keen sense of the improbable historical opportunity thrust by circumstance upon both he and the country.
www.democracyctr.org /newsletter/vol51.htm   (2015 words)

 CNN.com - Bolivia's president resigns - Oct. 17, 2003
Vice President Carlos Mesa was sworn in to succeed Sanchez de Lozada and will serve out the rest of the former president's term, which will end in 2007.
Bolivia's National Congress voted for the resignation after the parliament's secretary read a letter from the president to congress.
The president and his family left the capital Friday evening and went to the western Bolivian city of Santa Cruz.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/10/17/bolivia.president   (461 words)

 The New York Times: Search > Topic: BOLIVIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Bolivia has put the eradication of coca crops on hold until the country' s president clarifies his " yes to coca, no to cocaine" policy....
Less than a month after an assertively anti-American president took office in Bolivia, the Bush administration is planning to cut military aid to the country by 96 percent.
EVO MORALES, the new president of this remote, often-overlooked country high in the Andes, is known as the leader of a powerful indigenous movement, a fiery street agitator and former coca farmer who in the coming months may challenge the United States on...
query.nytimes.com /search/query?ppds=geo&v1=BOLIVIA&fdq=19960101&td=sysdate&sort=newest&ac=BOLIVIA&rt=1,des,org,per,geo   (528 words)

 President of Bolivia to resign (This Freeper's Living It!)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The president temporarily suspended the gas export plan last week in the face of riots, which human rights groups said claimed as many as 65 lives.
Late Wednesday, the president sought to defuse the growing crisis with a nationally televised address in which he offered to hold a national referendum vote over the plan.
President Reagan told the British that Salvadorans "braved ambush and gunfire, trudging miles to vote for freedom." Equating human rights with elections, Reagan committed the United States to a global effort to promote democracy.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1003162/posts   (3000 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Bolivia ex-leader on death charge
Bolivia's ex-President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada and his ousted cabinet have been formally charged with genocide.
The Bolivian Congress insisted he should be accused of genocide - a term usually reserved for the systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial or ethnic group.
If the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case, Mr Sanchez de Lozada will become Bolivia's second former head of state to face trial since the country's return to democracy in 1982.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4285803.stm   (232 words)

Morales also forgot to mention to his voters two more details: that the USA is the single biggest contributor of foreign aid to Bolivia; and that USA corporations have created about 100,000 jobs in Bolivia.
Remnants of Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path, the Peruvian guerrilla movement of the 1980s) relocated to Bolivia and found a new career as defenders of the Indios.
Bolivia is now just like Colombia: the government will have to negotiate with the druglords and the rebels.
www.scaruffi.com /politics/bolivia.html   (934 words)

 Alexey writes: President of Bolivia resigns
Carlos Mesa, president of Bolivia, presented his resignation to the congress in the face of the social movements (protestors) that have sieged La Paz for (i believe) two weeks.
According to the bolivian constitution it has to be the president of the congress.
Instead, they demand that the two next persons in line (both politicians) resign and that the president of the supreme court assumes the position.
mrchebas.blogspot.com /2005/06/president-of-bolivia-resigns.html   (620 words)

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