Friday, October 17. 2003, 12:00:00 AM UTC
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Friday, October 17, 2003
Bolivia: Carlos Mesa is sworn in as the president of the country, after former president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada was forced to resign as protests and strikes escalated in the Bolivian Gas War.
Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada
is ousted from office, ending the
bolivian gas conflict
, and flees to the United States.