Peasants and miners overthrow military regime. Victor Paz Estenssoro returns from exile to become president and introduces social and economic reforms, including universal suffrage, nationalization of tin mines and land redistribution, and improves education and the status of indigenous peoples.
Vice-President Rene Barrientos stages military coup.
"U.S. helps suppress peasant uprising led by Ernesto ""Che"" Guevara, who is killed after being betrayed by peasants."
1 Spanish: topographic name for someone who lived in an alley, Spanish calle (from Latin callis).2 French: variant of Calé ( see Cale ).