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Bolivia: Acknowledgements
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The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of Thomas E. Weil, Jan Knippers Black, Howard I. Blutstein, Hans J. Hoyer, Kathryn T. Johnston, and David S. McMorris, who wrote the 1973 edition of Bolivia: A Country Study. The present volume incorporates portions of their work.

The authors are grateful to individuals in various agencies of the United States government and private institutions who gave their time, research materials, and special knowledge to provide information and perspective. None of these agencies or institutions is in any way responsible for the work of the authors, however.

The authors also would like to thank those who contributed directly to the manuscript. These include Richard F. Nyrop, who reviewed all drafts and served as liaison with the sponsoring agency; Sandra W. Meditz, who performed the substantive review of all textual and graphic materials; Mimi Cantwell, who edited the chapters; Martha E. Hopkins, who managed editing; Andrea T. Merrill, who managed production; and Barbara Edgerton, Janie L. Gilchrist, and Izella Watson, who did the word processing. In addition, Beverly Wolpert performed the final prepublication editorial review, and Shirley Kessell compiled the index. Malinda B. Neale of the Library of Congress Printing and Processing Section performed phototypesetting, under the supervision of Peggy Pixley.

David P. Cabitto, who was assisted by Sandra K. Ferrell and Kimberly A. Lord, provided invaluable graphics support. David P. Cabitto prepared the illustrations, Sandra K. Ferrell prepared the ranks and insignia chart, and Kimberly A. Lord prepared all the maps except for the topography and drainage map, which was prepared by Harriett R. Blood. Tim Merrill provided geographic support..

Finally, the authors acknowledge the generosity of the individuals and the public and private agencies, as well as the Embassy of Bolivia, who allowed their photographs to be used in this study. The authros are particularly indebted to Kevin Healy of the Inter-American Foundation for providing many of the photographs used in this volume.

Data as of December 1989

Last Updated: December 1989

Editor's Note: Country Studies included here were published between 1988 and 1998. The Country study for Bolivia was first published in 1989. Where available, the data has been updated through 2008. The date at the bottom of each section will indicate the time period of the data. Information on some countries may no longer be up to date. See the "Research Completed" date at the beginning of each study on the Title Page or the "Data as of" date at the end of each section of text. This information is included due to its comprehensiveness and for historical purposes.

Note that current information from the CIA World Factbook, U.S. Department of State Background Notes, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Country Briefs, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Country Profiles, and the World Bank can be found on

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