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Former Allies Strike to Send Message to Bolivian President Evo Morales

LADB Article ID: 78648
Category/Department: Bolivia
Date: 2012-06-22
By: Andrés Gaudín

Far from the euphoria of 2006, when Bolivian President Evo Morales was elected for the first time, or of 2009, when, following a constitutional referendum, he was re-elected to govern Bolivia until 2014, today the president is constantly challenged. An unusual wave of confrontations begun among groups that were historic allies—the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB), teachers, transport workers, health workers, indigenous groups—has moved beyond the confines of rich, white, and secessionist eastern Bolivia and reached most of the country.

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