Downturn of gas does not reverse GDP’s fall despite growth in other 11 sectors

The growth of 11 productive sectors of the country: agricultural activity, trade, financial sector, manufacturing, construction, restaurant and hotel services, communal, social, personal and domestic services was evident; however, it failed to reverse the negative incidence of national hydrocarbon activity, which caused Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to reach only 3.38%.

Bolivia’s gets into its third week of unrest with no clear solution on the horizon

There's no quick solution on the horizon. After two weeks of the outbreak of the post-election crisis in Bolivia, there are at least three scenarios of solution to the conflict but none seems to gain enough consensus among all sectors. On one hand there is the solution proposed by the Government, which is not shared by either regional conservative leaders or political opposition. Another proposal comes from the civic movement (local civil society assemblies) and the National Democratic Council (Conade), who maintain the mobilizations and see that the only way out is Morales' resignation, something that is seen as a coup by the government and as an unconsulted move by politicians. The last of the solutions is that of the formal opposition to the Government, headed by Carlos Mesa: to call for new elections with new electoral authorities.