The first Native American tribes settle in present-day Bolivia
people of Chuquisaca (later renamed sucre) launch uprising against spanish rule on May 25
War of the Pacfic; with defeat, Bolivia loses the Atacama Desert and its coastline to Chile.
Chaco war with Paraguay results in Bolivia's loss of the Chaco Boreal.
Military coup ousts MNR party from power.
Civil rule and democratic government restored to Bolivia with the installaton of Hernán Sile Zuazo as president.
Carlos Mesa becomes presidennt after Sanchez de Lozada is forced to resigns due to ill health.
Evo Morales, a full-blooded Aymara Indian, is elected president
Moraleswins a national referendum; in eastrtn provinces, protesters dispute the victory in clashes that kill 30 people.
the bolivian government announces plans to invest $40 million in a new gas pipline that will run from southern bolivia to the Argentine border.