History of Bolivia; the 1990’sHistory of Bolivia; the 1990’s

History of Bolivia; the 1990’s

The year 1993 is a true turning point in the History of the country. The new president, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, achieves to create economic regeneration but with brutality because extremely fast, and though an extreme capitalization process, opening to every foreign investors. The social crisis grows more and more.

In 1997, the dictator Banzer Suarez returns to power through the ballot. Corruption is even more, coca’s cultivation is more than ever fought, and fuel price is rocketing.

In 2000, the first “war for water” explodes in Cochabamba against privatization (forced by the World Bank) of water resources that led to rate increase. 

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