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Bolivia, 20 years after the Black February tragedy

At least 34 people were shot dead in the streets of La Paz in an unusual confrontation between police and military in the central Murillo square in 2003.

Sputnik spoke with witnesses who, two decades later, recalled the climate of anarchy generated by an ill-advised announcement by then-President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.

Former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada (1993-1997 and 2002-2003) is usually remembered for his responsibility in the so-called Gas War, which in 2003 cost the lives of at least 67 people, mostly residents of the city of El Alto, in the . . .

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