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Outline Bolivia Introduction IThe History of Bolivia AIndependence 1Revolution BPolitical Instability 1The Regime of Paz Estenssoro 2Rule by the Army IIThe Economy AResources 1Mining Manufacture and Trade 2Agriculture Fishing and Forestry BStrengths and Weaknesses 1Currency and Banking 2Labor IIIThe Culture ALocation 1 Terrain 2Climate B Cocaine 1Effects 2War on Drugs Bolivia In this report I will give a brief overview of the history economy and culture of Bolivia Bolivia was one of the first countries in the Spanish Empire to attempt a break from Spain but it was one of the last to succeed The Spanish suppressed the first critical rebellion in May 1809 Bolivia declared its independence from Spain on August 6 1825 and took the name Bolivia in honor of South American independence leader Simn Bolvar In 1826 a congress adopted a constitution drafted by Bolvar It vested supreme authority in a president who was chosen for a life term In May 1951 Paz Estenssoro won nearly half the presidential election vote while in exile In order to prevent the election of Paz Estenssoro the incumbent president placed the government under the control of the military and resigned General Hugo Ballivin was appointed president General Ren Barrientos Ortuno a member of the government by the army was elected president in July 1966 In July 1980 General Lus Garca Meza seized power suspended the constitution and instituted a repressive regime Many politicians labor leaders and military men who opposed Garca Meza were arrested and killed and many more fled abroad Jaime Paz Zamora became president in May 1989 of Bolivia Mining entrepreneur Gonzalo Snchez de Lozada won the next presidential elections held in June 1993 In June 1997 former dictator and retired general Hugo Banzer Surez finished first in Bolivias presidential election but did not capture enough votes to win the presidency outright In
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