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By Robert J. Alexander

ISBN-10: 0275977447

ISBN-13: 9780275977443

Bolivia used to be the heart degree for some of the most very important Latin American social revolutions of the 20 th century, person who happened amid a sea of super political instability. the growth of prepared hard work that happened throughout the Nineteen Twenties used to be met with a number of executive reprisals and used to be mostly curbed via the Chaco battle with Paraguay of 1932-1935. however, regardless of being forced to function illegally, the hard work circulate came upon help in numerous political events, the main profitable of which was once the Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario, a powerhouse within the miners' federation. aware of the extraordinary upheavals which punctuated Bolivian heritage throughout the 20th century, Alexander lines the relative successes of Bolivia's exertions unions, contextualizing their triumphs and disappointments in the fascinating heritage of Bolivia's tumultuous political scene.Bolivia used to be the heart degree for the most very important Latin American social revolutions of the 20 th century, person who happened amid a sea of large political instability. the growth of geared up hard work that happened in the course of the Nineteen Twenties used to be met with quite a few govt reprisals and used to be principally curbed by way of the Chaco battle with Paraguay of 1932-1935. however, regardless of being pressured to function illegally, the hard work stream discovered help in numerous political events, the main profitable of which was once the Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario, a powerhouse within the miners' federation. aware of the awesome upheavals which punctuated Bolivian background in the course of the 20th century, Alexander lines the relative successes of Bolivia's hard work unions, contextualizing their triumphs and disappointments in the fascinating background of Bolivia's tumultuous political scene.Alexander explains how the hard work move advanced within the framework of a number of political adjustments, together with: the short presidency of significant Gualberto Villarroel which started in December 1943 and lasted purely and a part years; the Bolivian nationwide Revolution which all started on April nine, 1952; the onset of agrarian reform in 1952; the overthrow of the innovative regime in November 1964

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At the same time, because the Partido de la Izquierda Revolucionaria supported the government of the Sexenio during most of the period, it lost most of its backing in the labor movement. The Sexenio ended with the triumph of the Bolivian National Revolution on April 9-11, 1952. POST-CHACO WAR REVIVAL OF ORGANIZED LABOR The revival of the labor movement after the Chaco War began with the return of 40,000 prisoners of war from Paraguay early in 1936, after the cessation of hostilities. On May Day 1936 there was a great demonstration in La Paz in favor of stabilization of the currency and an increase in wages.

43 In La Paz, the Federacion Obrera also had established a Socialist Party, in 1914. Its most outstanding leader was Ezequiel Salvatierra. In elections of that year, the party won two seats in the municipal council and one in the Chamber of Deputies. In 1916, it ran a university professor, Zenon Saavedra, for congress. Guillermo Lora said that this party's "program of government was much more radical than the socialist proposals that would appear later. For the first time, they spoke of revolutionary action on an international and particularly continental scale.

Page 2 5 3 . 26. , page 2 8 7 . 2 7 . , page 292. 2 8 . , pages 2 8 7 - 2 9 8 for more details about the FOT of Oruro. 29. , pages 3 2 6 for more information on the C o c h a b a m b a labor federation. 30. , pages 3 3 5 - 3 3 6 . 3 1 . , pages 143-149. 32. , pages 1 5 0 - 1 5 1 . 3 3 . , page 151. 34. , page 153. 35. , page 156. 36. , page 160. 3 7 . , page 46. 3 8 . , page 5 3 . 39. , pages 5 1 - 5 2 . 40. , page 178. 4 1 . , page 180. 42. , page 182. 4 3 . Interview with Lucio Mendivil, leader of Partido Obrero Revolucionario, senator, in La Paz, May 2 8 , 1947.

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