Bolivia. The political conflict between President Evo Morales and the eastern provinces continued deep during the year. In some cities in the province of Santa Cruz, where the opposition was strongest, riots of violence occurred on numerous occasions. The disagreement was about the practical form of the province’s autonomous status as guaranteed by the new constitution, but rejected by President Morale’s sympathizers.
According to Countryaah, Santa Cruz is of the utmost importance to Bolivia’s aggregate GDP and Morales sought to curb the contradictions through legislation favoring the province’s major landlords and by investing the equivalent of $ 3 billion. Particularly controversial was the Election Court’s proposal at the end of September to give Santa Cruz another three seats in Congress at the expense of neighboring provinces of Chuquisaca, Potosí and Beni, which provoked anger there. On October 3, large demonstrations were held against the proposal in Chuquisaca.
In March, the capital, La Paz, was paralyzed by protests and strikes organized by the powerful trade union organization COB (Central Obrera Boliviana), which, while supporting President Morales, but also acting very selfishly. The worst unrest occurred in the city of Oruro, where after four days of general strike the provincial assembly was forced to take back a decision to call the local airport after President Morales. About the same time, the governor of Santa Cruz issued a state of emergency as a result of a crime wave in the already battered province.
On April 29, the Constitutional Court declared that President Morales and Vice President Álvaro García Linera could stand for a third term in the 2014 presidential election. The opposition immediately accused the court of joining the president and his party, the Movement for Socialism (MAS), the ligaments.
General information about Bolivia
Those interested in Andean Indian cultures follow the sun god India to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. The first children of the sun, the Incas, were said to have been landed on the Sun Island of Lake Titicaca and from there they began to spread to the Andes in the 13th century. Cusco became their capital. The Incas raised llamas and alpacas, were good farmers and great stonemasons. The messages ran along paved road networks carried by couriers. The empire created by the Incas collapsed not only in mutual controversy, but also in the advent of the Spanish colonial conquerors, the conquistadors, five hundred years ago. These brought the Ketchuan language alongside Spanish, alongside sun worship to the golden treasures of the Catholic religion and, above all, their immense lust.
The Altiplano plateau connects neighboring Peru and Bolivia. The Andean Explorer train takes you to the shores of Lake Titicaca in Puno, from where the route takes you further and higher to the Bolivian side. Titicaca is the highest lake in the world at 3,800 meters with commercial traffic. In its catamarans sailing its waves, you can watch boats and floating islands made of Tataras and also stay overnight.
Bolivia, home to potatoes and coca bushes, is a genuine Indian state, with more than a third of the population of its original inhabitants, the ketchup and the Aymara. Before them, the kingdom of Tiwanaku had already flourished in the area, where the Incas arrived as conquerors. When gold and silver attracted the Spaniards, the sage was especially attracted to the Chileans and the early Brazilian rubber Brazilians. The conquests burdened Bolivia and took away part of its land area, so today the tens of millions of countries are the poorest in South America. Spread over the slopes of a boiler-like valley, La Paz is the capital at the highest in the world, at 3,500 meters. Behind, looms Mount Illimani, familiar from many fables. All streets lead towards the city center, Plaza Murillo. The old healing skill lives on Sagarnakatu, the “witch doctor”.