The first nationalization of the 21st century…. After today the hydrocarbons will belong to all Bolivians. Never again will they be in the hands of transnational corporations. Today the country – la patria – stands up…. This is a patriotic and heroic decision that takes back our soul and dignity. But it will be a measure attacked by dinosaurs, conservatives, and traitors of the country.
Álvaro García Linera
Vice-President of Bolivia
May 1, 2006
Nationalization of Gas!
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[Yet another attempt of an experiment that has repeatedly failed. It’s a sad day for the people of Bolivia as this resource and source of income heads toward it’s ruin.–Joe]