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Indian protests in Bolivia prompt resignation offer

Tens of thousands of Bolivian Indians marched in the capitol of La Paz on Monday, prompting President Carlos Mesa to offer his resignation yet again.

The march was the largest in three weeks of protests. The capital has been shut down by blockades as Indian leaders and other groups have called for the nationalization of the country's gas reserves and a rewrite of the constitution.

Mesa previously offered to resign when Indians protested in March but his offer was rejected by the nation's Congress.

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Bolivian President Offers to Resign (AP 6/7)
Bolivian President Offers to Resign, Citing Mass Demonstrations (The New York Times 6/7)

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