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Anti-Morales insurgents threaten pipeline   An insurrection against the president in the eastern part of the country entered its second week with groups backed by local governors Washington expels Bolivian envoy  The US is expelling Bolivia's envoy, after the US ambassador was told to leave Bolivia. Morales blamed the US envoy for inciting protesters in... Deadly clashes strike Bolivia's east   Pro-autonomy militants and the government supporters clash in the northeastern department of Pando. The dead were supporters of autonomy 'State of siege' declared   Bolivian authorities declared a state of siege to begin at midnight in the eastern department of Pando, which has been the site of recent un... Move to tackle Bolivian turmoil  Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has called an emergency meeting of the Union of South American Nations to help resolve the crisis Morales struggling to control Bolivia
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B. 02-12 Bolivia declares flooding disaster Bolivia
C. 03-07 Setback to reform plan Bolivia
D. 04-18 Bolivia struggles with floods Beni, Bolivia
E. 04-23 LatAm leaders in food price pact Venezuela
F. 04-30 Thousands rally for autonomy Santa Cruz, Bolivia
6. 05-04 Province votes on autonomy Santa Cruz, Bolivia
05-04 State backs autonomy Santa Cruz, Bolivia
8. 05-08 Bolivians to hold confidence vote Bolivia

Bolivians to hold confidence vote  The people are to hold a vote of confidence in the rule of their leftist President, Evo Morales, as he struggles to enact radical reform At least 46 killed in truck crash   A truck carrying farmers plunged 200 meters into a ravine in southern Andes. 60 people were aboard the truck when it went off a cliff Morales won a decisive mandate
Bolivia declares flooding disaster  President Morales declared a national disaster after weeks of heavy storms resulted in widespread flooding blamed for scores of deaths Setback to reform plan  President Morales has suffered a major setback in his plans to give the country a new constitution to favour the indigenous majority Bolivia struggles with floods Map of Beni Bolivia  Floodwaters have destroyed more than 1.2 million houses, with the northeastern department of Beni seeing the worst flooding in 50 years   Leaders warn on biofuels and food  Bolivian President Morales and President Garcia of Peru have issued warnings about the effects of biofuel production on food supplies   LatAm leaders in food price pact  The presidents of Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela and Cuba's vice-president have agreed on a $100m scheme to combat the impact of food pric... Thousands rally for autonomy   Thousands of people packed a broad street, listening to speakers urge them to vote 'Si' on a referendum seeking autonomy for the department Province votes on autonomy   The government will not recognize referendum on autonomy in Bolivia's largest state of Santa Cruz, calling it 'illegal and unconstitutional' State backs autonomy Map of Santa Cruz Bolivia

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  Thousands of people in the state of Santa Cruz celebrated the success of a referendum on autonomy, but the president said the measure failed
 Partial results suggest more than 80% of voters backed plans to give their region more powers. President Evo Morales has rejected the vote saying the unofficial referendum was illegal. 3 other states prepare for autonomy votes

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  Bolivia holds a Vote of confidence referendum over whether the president, VP and most prefects should face re-election

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  President Morales struggled to assert control as protesters set fire to a town hall and blockaded highways in opposition-controlled provinces
Sep.15   Morales attends crisis summit on Bolivia  The Bolivian capital remained mostly quiet, hours after President Evo Morales flew to Chile for an emergency summit on violence Sep.16   Governor arressted after 30 killed
  The military arrested Leopoldo Fernandez, the governor of one of 5 provinces where violent clashes have occurred in the past three weeks
  Opposition agrees to talks  Both sides in a bitter dispute that has threatened to fracture Bolivia reached a tentative agreement intended to resolve the crisis Sep.20   Peace talks aim at easing tension  The central government of Morales is conducting talks with governors of largely white provinces in the east who want autonomy

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Dec.22   Official: Plot to kill president foiled
  A top government official said that the country's intelligence services had uncovered a plot to assassinate President Evo Morales

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