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Charts the foremost occasions and noteworthy dates within the political histories of the international locations of the region.* Alphabetically indexed person nation chapters* Chronologically lists the most important occasions of every nation* Covers the commercial, social and cultural advancements that experience affected the political background of every state
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The Government pledged to increase salaries for teachers and public-sector workers and to invest in projects to assist farmers to diversify away from coca production. 20 October 2000: President Bánzer reshuffled the Cabinet and created a new Ministry of Peasants’, Indigenous Peoples’ and Ethnic Affairs. 14 January 2001: The Minister of the Presidency, Walter Guiteras, resigned following allegations that he had attempted to bribe police officers. April 2001: A number of demonstrations and strikes took place in protest at the Government’s alleged failure to implement the terms of the agreement signed in October 2000.
May 1989: The USA named Brazil, India and Japan as unfair trading partners, on the basis of Section 301 (the so-called ‘Super 301’ provision) of the US Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of August 1988. 17 December 1989: Fernando Collor de Mello of the Partido de Reconstrução Nacional (PRN), won the presidential election, gaining 53% of the votes cast. Collor de Mello, previously the Governor of the State of Algoas, had been a relatively minor political figure during the 1980s, and indeed until the start of his presidential campaign; however, it was this quality of being an ‘outsider’ which won him the support of a large section of the national media and increased his popularity among the electorate.
A new Constitution was inaugurated and the Legislative Assembly was renamed the Legislative Council. 1893: Mexico renounced its long-standing claim to Belizean territory north of the Sibun river. 1933: Guatemala re-asserted its claim to the region on the basis that the conditions of the 1859 British-Guatemala Treaty had not been met by the United Kingdom. 1934: Antonio Soberanis Gómez led protests by the Labourers and Unemployed Association, demanding emergency relief and a minimum wage from the Government.
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