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Charts the foremost occasions and remarkable dates within the political histories of the international locations of the region.* Alphabetically indexed person nation chapters* Chronologically lists the main occasions of every state* Covers the commercial, social and cultural advancements that experience affected the political historical past of every kingdom
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13 May 1992: The country’s largest labour organization, the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB), called for a popular uprising to overthrow the Government, which had become increasingly unpopular as a consequence of its privatization and coca-eradication programmes. 25 March 1993: The Government reached an agreement on higher wages with the COB following several weeks of violent unrest by workers and students. 6 June 1993: The MNR candidate, Sánchez de Lozada, won the largest share of the votes cast at a presidential election, and was elected President following the withdrawal of Bánzer, the second-placed candidate.
Bolivia c. 600 BC: The Tiahuanacan Empire, the first great Andean empire, began to extend its influence throughout much of modern-day Bolivia from the city of Tiahuanaco near Lake Titicaca. c. AD 1200: The Tiahuanacan Empire collapsed suddenly and was replaced by seven regional kingdoms, the inhabitants of which belonged to the Aymará ethnic group. 1400s: The southern Aymará kingdoms began to decline in power and were conquered by the Inca Empire, the capital of which was Cuzco (now in Peru). The Incas made the Bolivian highlands one of the four administrative units of the Empire and ruled through the traditional Aymará nobility.
1970s: Opposition to military rule intensified. January 1974: Gen. Ernesto Geisel was elected President. November 1974: Legislative elections were held; the electoral system made a government majority inevitable. October 1978: Gen. João Baptista da Oliveira Figueiredo was elected President. In congressional elections the following month, the MDB made substantial gains. A political chronology of the Americas 36 1979: Legislation to end the government-controlled two-party system was approved. November 1982: The pro-Government Partido Democrático Social (PDS—as ARENA had been reconstituted following the end of the two-party system) lost significant numbers of seats in elections to the Chamber of Deputies, state governorships and municipal councils.