Paz's Cabinet Reflects on the Drafting of Decree D.S. 21060, August 2005Link
Written on the 20th anniversary of Victor Paz Estenssoro’s decree D.S. 21060, this article draws on interviews with Paz’s economic advisors to recount the secretive process of devising and disseminating the Bolivian economic plan.
Interview with Jeffrey Sachs, June 2000
Jeffrey Sachs discusses his first meeting with Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, his thoughts on economic shock therapy, and his work in Bolivia in this interview for the PBS miniseries Commanding Heights.
Interview with Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, March 2001
Goni talks about how he drafted the Bolivian economic plan in his living room. He also discusses his work in Bolivia with Jeffrey Sachs and recounts the time he met Lech Walesa.
“Bolivia Now Under State of Siege,” 1985
The Associated Press documents the repressive tactics used by Victor Paz Estenssoro’s government during a 90-day state of siege. Practices included mass arrests, prohibiting citizens from gathering in groups of three or more after certain hours, and kidnapping labor leaders and interning them in the jungles of Bolivia.
“Detainees Sent to Internment Camps,” 1986
One year later, in 1986, the Associated Press reports that 100 Bolivian labor leaders were again kidnapped and sent to the jungle during another state of siege imposed by Victor Paz Estenssoro.