History in Bolivia since 2000

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  • War of water

    War of water
    The Cochabamba Water War was a series of protests that took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia's fourth largest city, between December 1999 and April 2000 in response to the privatization of the city's municipal water supply company SEMAPA. The wave of demonstrations and police violence was described as a public uprising against water prices.
  • Gral. Hugo Banzer resigned his government

    Gral. Hugo Banzer resigned his government
    In 2001 Bánzer resigned from office after being diagnosed with cancer and his vice- presidente Jorge Quiroga was the new president of Bolivia
  • Gonzalo Sánchez's alliance

    Gonzalo Sánchez's alliance
    The MNR-MBL (an alliance between the centrist Revolutionary Nationalist Movement and the center-left Free Bolivia Movement) nominated former president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada for the presidency. One of the parties that had traditionally held power since the beginning of Bolivian democracy.These campaign consultants, combined with de Lozada's American background fostered distrust among the Bolivian people, many of whom blamed the US for damaging the coca industry.
  • War of Gas

    War of Gas
    The Bolivian gas conflict was a social confrontation in Bolivia reaching its peak in 2003, centering on the exploitation of the country's vast natural gas reserves. The expression can be extended to refer to the general conflict in Bolivia over the exploitation of gas resources, thus including the 2005 protests and the election of Evo Morales as president. Before these protests, which were against the privatization of the municipal water supply.
  • Referedum over hydrocarbon

    Referedum over hydrocarbon
    The referendum of July 2004 in Bolivia over hydrocarbon policies in Bolivia disclosed many of the national problems that threatened social peace. This paper analyses the attitudes of different labor unions, political parties, and civic communities within the context of the referendum and how the stances of political and social actors in the referendum produced internal divisions.
  • First indigen president of Bolivia

    First indigen president of Bolivia
    General elections were held in Bolivia on 18 December 2005. Evo Morales of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party was elected President of Bolivia with 54% of the vote, the first time a candidate had received an absolute majority since the flawed 1978 elections. Morales was sworn in on 22 January 2006 for a five-year term. The MAS also won a majority of seats in the Chamber of Deputies and emerged as the largest party in the Senate.
  • The current constitution of Bolivia

    The current constitution of Bolivia
    The constitution was therefore further modified by an Editing Commission before, with much fanfare, Evo presided over the passage of the new Constitution on 14 December 2007.
    Because nationally and internationally this process was not considered democratic by some, the constitution was not at the time considered legitimate, though it provided some political stability to Bolivia.Therefore, there was an ongoing process of renegotiation.
  • Protesters for Tipnis

    Protesters for Tipnis
    Indigenous protesters in the Bolivian Amazon have resumed a long-distance march against a controversial road project, a week after their demonstration was broken up by police.
    Around 1.000 protesters set off to complete the remaining 250km to La Paz. Plans to build a highway through an indigenous rainforest reserve have sharply divided opinion in Bolivia.Two ministers resigned last week amid outrage at the repression of the march.
  • Bolivia said "NO"

    Bolivia said "NO"
    This article explains the referendum of February 21 of 2016. The Bolivians said “Not” to the possibility of Evo Morales’s second reelection. In this essay I expose the pros and cons. I analyze if the reelection of the President without enough democratic controls is against the rule of democracy. Besides, the essay contextualizes the referendum in the framework between Neoliberalism and Populism.
  • Santa Cruz cabildo: In defense of the land

    Santa Cruz cabildo: In defense of the land
    First, the Santa Cruz movement remains a pole of opposition to Evo Morales, but it now frames that opposition in terms of defending the democratic vote cast in the February 21, 2016 referendum, when 51.3% of voters denied Morales the right to run for a fourth presidential term. The Cruceño movement views the judicial and electoral decisions to allow Morales to nevertheless participate in the October 20, 2019, election as illegitimate.