June 07, 2005


Bolivia is in political crisis today after President Carlos Mesa offered his resignation last night amid angry demonstrations and a blockade of the country's capital city, La Paz.

President Mesa, a political independent with little party support in Congress, offered to leave power last night in the face of enormous protests from Bolivia's Indian population and poorer communities, who demand the nationalisation of the country's energy reserves, the second largest in South America.

times online

1 comment:

Deek Deekster said...

the world is still busy adjusting and realigning post cold war, post 9-11, pre-ecopocalypse