Bolivia reforms

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In Bolivia, Congress has agreed to hold a referendum in January 2009 on the controversial new constitution that the president proposed. It is hoped this will quell recent widespread protests, which occasionally turned violent, especially in the lowland eastern provinces.

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In Bolivia, Congress has agreed to hold a referendum in January 2009 on the controversial new constitution that the president proposed. It is hoped this will quell recent widespread protests, which occasionally turned violent, especially in the lowland eastern provinces.