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MIAMI, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales faces an uphill battle to keep his nation whole as several eastern provinces, which hold the country's lucrative gas reserves, are balking at his constitutional reform proposals.
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LA PAZ, Bolivia, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- There is a fear violence could return to the Chapare region of Bolivia, where a one-year government agreement to allow some coca growing is about to expire.

U.S. to help Bolivia deter rioters

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department is looking for ways to better protect and arm the Bolivian military and police by providing them with riot gear.

U.N. encouraged by Bolivia agreement

UNITED NATIONS, July 8 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was "greatly encouraged" by the Bolivian Parliament's decision to have elections in December.

Bolivia: Rodriguez sets election date

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 7 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Eduardo Rodriguez has set a date for presidential elections at the end of the year.

Bolivian lawmakers move elections

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 5 (UPI) -- Bolivian lawmakers approved Tuesday a constitutional reform calling for elections in early December, some nine months ahead of schedule.

Bolivia has no date for elections

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 1 (UPI) -- Bolivian lawmakers have failed to agree on a date for the country's next presidential election.

Bolivia to audit foreign energy firms

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 28 (UPI) -- Bolivia will begin auditing foreign oil and gas companies operating in the country and will increase taxes on the operations.

Bolivia's left preparing for elections

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 23 (UPI) -- Bolivian opposition leader Evo Morales is reportedly organizing a new campaign for the presidency.
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Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert (born August 12, 1953) is a Bolivian politician, historian and President of Bolivia from October 17, 2003 until his resignation on June 6, 2005.

Mesa was a popular television journalist and personality, known by many for his rectitude and impartiality but loathed by many others for alleged political opportunism. His widespread name recognition prompted the MNR candidate Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada to pick him as his running mate in the 2002 Bolivian presidential elections. The winning ticket of Sánchez-Mesa took possession on August 6, 2002. 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 demonstrations eventually forced Sánchez de Lozada to resign and flee the country, leaving Mesa as President of the Republic.

In the short year and a half since assuming office, Mesa found himself also under extreme internal and external political pressures over the use of Bolivia's 1.5 trillion cubic meters of natural gas reserves, estimated to be worth billions of dollars (USD).

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