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Brazil could face gas shortage

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 9 (UPI) -- Brazil could be faced with a serious natural gas shortage within a week due to the growing unrest in neighboring Bolivia, Brazilian gas officials says.

Bolivia lawmakers deciding fate of leader

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 9 (UPI) -- Bolivian lawmakers were deciding Thursday whether to accept the resignation of President Carlos Mesa and, if so, who would lead the country.

Bolivia: Protests calm ahead of decision

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 8 (UPI) -- Protests in the Bolivian capital were relatively calm Wednesday leading up to a key session of Congress to decide who will lead the nation.

OAS rejects U.S. democracy proposal

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 8 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Organization of American States rejected a proposal by the United States for monitoring democracy in the region.

Bolivia: Mesa warns of civil war

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 8 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Carlos Mesa said the nation could be faced by civil war if it doesn't have elections in the near future.

Bolivian president offers resignation

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 7 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Carlos Mesa has tendered his resignation for the second time in four months amid widespread protests throughout the country.

Bolivia: Mesa exits offices amid unrest

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 6 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Carlos Mesa left his presidential offices for an undisclosed location early Monday amid widespread protests in the capital.

Angry Bolivians resume protests

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 6 (UPI) -- Bolivian protesters returned to the streets Monday marking three weeks of blocked roads and public outcry over the government's gas industry policies.

Bolivians dissatisfied with Mesa proposal

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 3 (UPI) -- Bolivians jammed the streets of the capital Friday denouncing the government, following efforts by the president to end the demonstrations.

Bolivia announces reforms amid protests

LA PAZ, Bolivia, June 3 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Carlos Mesa has announced the government will adopt several reforms and rewrite the constitution.

U.S. watching Bolivian situation

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department said Wednesday it had spoken with the government of Bolivia about maintaining democracy there in light of violence in the country.

Bolivia: Protests continue, lawmakers meet

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 31 (UPI) -- Bolivian lawmakers met Tuesday for the first time in two weeks amid protests by tens of thousands calling for revisions to the nation's gas industry.

Protests start anew in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 30 (UPI) -- Protests started anew in Bolivia Monday following weeks of demonstrations against the way the government is handling the country's gas industry.

Bolivia: Army chief denies coup plot

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 26 (UPI) -- The commander of the Bolivian military has denied the nation's armed forces are plotting a coup.

Bolivian military wants control

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 25 (UPI) -- The Bolivian military is calling for the removal of President Carlos Mesa amid continuing protests concerning the nation's natural gas industry.

Bolivia: Protests over gas continue

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 24 (UPI) -- Protesters clogged the streets of the Bolivian capital for the second consecutive day Tuesday, calling for reform of the country's natural gas industry.

Bolivia: Miners want gas nationalization

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 23 (UPI) -- Bolivian police used tear gas and water cannons Monday to repel protesters who demonstrated against government policies regulating the gas industry.

Protests continue in Bolivian capital

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 18 (UPI) -- Hundreds of protestors continued to speak out against Bolivia's handling of its gas industry, calling for the nationalization of all hydrocarbon companies.

Bolivia passes energy tax law

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 17 (UPI) -- Bolivian lawmakers Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would drastically increase taxes on foreign-owned oil and gas companies.

Bolivians protest gas law

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 17 (UPI) -- Thousands of Bolivians have taken to the streets to protest the president's free-market approach to the nation's lucrative gas industry.

Bolivia: Protesters threaten Congress

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 16 (UPI) -- Bolivian protesters have threatened to shut down Congress if the president does not raise energy taxes.

Bolivia: President cancels energy meeting

LA PAZ, Bolivia, May 14 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Carlos Mesa has cancelled an emergency meeting of lawmakers to discuss raising taxes for foreign gas and oil companies.

Bolivia: President says he'll stay

LA PAZ, Bolivia, March 18 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Carlos Mesa has decided to stay in office after threatening to resign earlier this month, La Razon newspaper reports.

Bolivia: Opposition to end protests

LA PAZ, Bolivia, March 17 (UPI) -- Bolivia's opposition has called for an end to the nationwide protests that have blocked roadways and crippled commerce, La Razon reports.

Bolivia: Mesa wants early elections

LA PAZ, Bolivia, March 16 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Carlos Mesa has called for early elections amid widespread protests throughout the country, La Razon newspaper reported Wednesday.
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