Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bolivia: B.B.C. on New President

A profile of Bolivia's interim President, reveals....not much.

Bolivia's peacemaker seeks brighter future

By Elliott Gotkine
BBC South America correspondent in La Paz

Few people would envy Eduardo Rodriguez. As the respected head of Bolivia's Supreme Court, this amiable 49-year-old lawyer was destined for a predictable and uneventful future.
But then on 9 June, he had the Bolivian presidency thrust upon him. In the face of growing violence on the streets Carlos Mesa had stepped down from high office. He had gone on to warn that the country was on the brink of civil war.

Rodriguez steered the country away from civil strife
Mr Rodriguez became the country's third president in less than two years. Most Bolivians believed he was the only man who could save them.

But were things really that bad?

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