Over the last weeks, a powerful movement of workers, peasants and the
indigenous peoples – the poorest people in the poorest country of Latin
America – has checked the neo-liberal plans of the Bolivian government
and, on 17 October, forced President Gonzalo SÃ¡nchez de Losada to
"ON FEBRUARY 12th, incredulous but enthralled, Bolivians watched live
broadcasts of the army and the police turning their guns on each other.
What ensued was perhaps the worst period of civil disorder the country
has seen since its ’popular revolution’ of 1952." (The Economist, 22