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August 7th, 2003
Coca and the Congressman
Data: Events, Politics, and Coca
1538Spain conquers the land known today as Bolivia.
1825Bolivia becomes an independent nation.
1935The Chaco War ends after three years of fighting between Bolivia and Paraguay. More than 100,000 lives are lost, and Paraguay gains land.
1951National Revolutionary Movement leader Victor Paz Estenssoro wins the national election, but the military prevents him from taking office.
1967Ernesto “Che” Guevara leads a peasant uprising, which is suppressed with U.S. support. Guevara is later caught and killed.
2002Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada defeats Evo Morales by 45,000 votes, becoming president for the second time.

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