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Bolivia Introduction - 2004
SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and drug production. Current goals include attracting foreign investment, strengthening the educational system, resolving disputes with coca growers over Bolivia's counterdrug efforts, and waging an anticorruption campaign.
NOTE: The information regarding Bolivia on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bolivia Introduction 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bolivia Introduction 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.