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Bolivian government shakier as series of protests begins

Bolivia, which a little over a year ago saw a government toppled by a popular uprising, appeared Monday to be on the threshold of another series of strikes and demonstrations that the president himself has acknowledged could lead to his removal. President Carlos Mesa, who took office 14 months ago following then-President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada’s resignation in response to the nationwide protests of late 2003, said he would rather step down than oversee bloodshed. The October 2003 upheaval resulted in the deaths of 58 people. Full Story

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