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Bolivia and Chile signed the Treaty of Peace and Friendship by which Bolivia officially ceded its coastal provinces to Chile, thereby losing its access to the Pacific. 1914: The Partido Republicano (PR) was formed to campaign against political abuses and the loss of national territory. 1917: The Liberal candidate, José Gutiérrez Guerra, defeated a Republican candidate in a presidential election. 1920: The PR seized power in a peaceful coup d’état and installed Bautista Saavedra Mallea as President.
8–20 April 2000: The Government declared a state of emergency following violent clashes between the security forces and peasant farmers. Demonstrations against increased water-rates persisted in Cochabamba. September 2000: The country was effectively brought to a standstill by roadblocks and demonstrations when teachers, striking to demand higher salaries, were joined by peasants protesting against plans by the Government to tax water used for irrigating Bolivia 31 crops. Moreover, coca growers continued with their protests against government plans to restrict the sale of the coca leaf.
January 1996: The President enacted legislation which regulated the demarcation of indigenous lands; this prompted protests from indigenous-rights groups, who interpreted this as an infringement of their existing rights. March 1996: It was reported that the Government had withheld details of a fraud involving US $5,000m. at the Banco Nacional ten years previously. March 1996: An internationally funded programme to protect the rain forests and the indigenous groups inhabiting them was approved. May 1996: A National Plan for Human Rights was introduced, containing increased rights to protection for workers.