Block 4 Spanish 2 Meghan Potter BOLIVIA

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First Native American tribes

1400 B.C - 400 B.C

The first Native American tribes settle in present-day Bolivia

Chuquisaca

1809

people of Chuquisaca (later renamed sucre) launch uprising against spanish rule on May 25

War of the Pacfic

1879 - 1884

War of the Pacfic; with defeat, Bolivia loses the Atacama Desert and its coastline to Chile.

Chaco War

1932 - 1935

Chaco war with Paraguay results in Bolivia's loss of the Chaco Boreal.

Military coup

1964

Military coup ousts MNR party from power.

democrat government

1982

Civil rule and democratic government restored to Bolivia with the installaton of Hernán Sile Zuazo as president.

new president

2003

Carlos Mesa becomes presidennt after Sanchez de Lozada is forced to resigns due to ill health.

Evo Morales

2006

Evo Morales, a full-blooded Aymara Indian, is elected president

Morales wins

2008

Moraleswins a national referendum; in eastrtn provinces, protesters dispute the victory in clashes that kill 30 people.

Bolivian government

2010

the bolivian government announces plans to invest $40 million in a new gas pipline that will run from southern bolivia to the Argentine border.