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Offer fails to end crisis Map of La Paz Bolivia  Anti-government demonstrators have fought battles with police in La Paz, despite the president's offer to resign   President Carlos Mesa warns of civil war  President: The country will slide into civil war unless immediate elections are held   Bolivia weighs presidential options  Lawmakers haggled over naming a wealthy rancher as the new president or calling early elections Emergency Congress to name President
Fuel protests escalate   Tens of thousands have rallied in Santa Cruz to protest against cuts in fuel subsidies President Carlos Mesa offers to quit  President will submit his resignation to the Congress after widespread protests he said were 'blocking the country' President called for early elections  Carlos Mesa has called for early elections to replace him, amid protests against his economic policies Thousands stage energy rally   Thousands have marched through the main city of La Paz to pressure the president to toughen a controversial new bill President calls referendum  Carlos Mesa has called a referendum on regional autonomy to be held on October 16 Protests deepen in La Paz  Tens of thousands of demonstrators have rallied in one of the biggest protests in weeks of unrest President Carlos Mesa submits resignation


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  President Mesa offered to resign, seeking to quell anti-government protests that have paralyzed the country
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  Lawmakers have flown to historic capital of Sucre to open a session to name a replacement for Carlos Mesa
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  The parliament has suspended a session after a miner was shot dead and protests escalated
  Rodriguez sworn in as interim president
  The head of Supreme Court is to succeed the outgoing Mesa after two congressional leaders turned the post down
Jun.11   Protesters declare truce  Protesters removed some roadblocks, and radical farmers had pulled out of several occupied oil fields

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Jul.5   Bolivia to hold elections  Congress voted to hold presidential and congressional elections on December 4 to end the protracted political crisis

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Sep.8     Road to link S America's oceans  A stretch of road will connect South America's Pacific and Atlantic coasts

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Oct.28   Row forces election delay
  The general election has been postponed amid a row over the reallocation of congressional seats

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Nov.17   Magnitude 6.8 temblor strikes
  A strong earthquake rocked northern Chile and parts of Bolivia, sending residents fleeing out of buildings

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Dec.18   Leftist Morales poised to lead
  Exit polls from presidential election suggest a clear victory for Aymara Indian candidate, ahead of Jorge Quiroga
Dec.19   Morales vows to kill anti-coca programs
  The leftist who claimed victory in presidential race repeated his promise to end a U.S.-backed program Dec.29   Next president on celebratory tour
  Evo Morales, partying until dawn with the coca growers, had the audience cheering with some anti-U.S. rhetoric


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1. 01-21 Fuel protests escalate Santa Cruz, Bolivia
C. 03-06 President Carlos Mesa offers to quit Bolivia
D. 03-15 President called for early elections Bolivia
4. 05-16 Thousands stage energy rally La Paz, Bolivia
F. 06-02 President calls referendum Bolivia
6. 06-06 Protests deepen in La Paz Bolivia
06-06 President Carlos Mesa submits resignation Bolivia
8. 06-07 Offer fails to end crisis La Paz, Bolivia
9. 06-07 President Carlos Mesa warns of civil war Bolivia





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