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Bolivia Fighting for Support Bolivia Fighting for Support Winning over the Americans Amy Callaway September 8, 2008 Dr. Da Cruz International Relations
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Bolivia in the 1950’s saw a rise in revolutionary views. The “tin barons”: Patino, Aramayo, and Hothschild, tin companies held an advantage and controlled the market, eighty percent in fact, exporting more than sixty four percent of tin overall from the country. The Movimento Nacionalista Revolucianario (MNR) held the oligarchy responsible for Bolivia’s fallen economy. Lead by Victor Paz Estenssoro they sought to nationalize the companies. They succeeded and managed to enfranchise the Indian population, pass agrarian reform, destroy the Latifundia System, and neutralize the military. Bolivian ambassador Victor Andrade was sent to Washington D.C. to counteract campaign slander which made the MNR out to be communist. The tin oligarchy also sought for American support and even went as far as to hire a public relations firm in New York City. Realizing American discomfort over the nationalizing of the tin
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Unformatted text preview: companies, Andrade made it clear that the nationalization of private property would not become the norm for Bolivia and was more of a political move than an economical one. The MNR was divided into three factions: right wing which opted for the elite to dominate, the radical sot ruled by the workers, and the pragmatic nationalists who eventually won out. The early 1950’s in Bolivia were spent gaining support from the American government. The United States supported the revolution in Bolivia based on four factors: there was no viable alternative, Eisenhower need a cheap model for democracy, humanitarianism, and the containment of communism. In 1953 The United States started the “Quiet Experiment” giving economic unpublicized assistance to Bibliography Da Cruz, Jose. The Next Phase of Latin America Development: Business and Society. New York, NY: Custom, 2008. 83-96. Stock Exchange . <http://http://www.sxc.hu/photo/866714>....
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