The World: Bolivia: Man in the Middle

Boliva: Man in the Middle "Bolivia is ungovernable," a La Paz businessman recently remarked. "And that seems to be just the way Bolivians like it." Since 1825, when Simon Bolivar defeated the Spanish and declared independence, Bolivia has had 186 coups d'état, an average of more than one per year. Its current President, General Juan José Torres, 50, came to power last October after a series of coups and countercoups that even for Bolivia was high comic opera. While President Alfredo Ovando Candia and his army chief engaged in a...

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