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Enter QuirogaOn August 7, an unpretentious 41-year-old engineer wearing Bolivia's red, yellow and green presidential sash, stood in the Casa de la Libertad in Bolivia's capital city and took over the reins of power in South America's poorest country. The inauguration of Jorge Quiroga Ramírez, "Tuto," as he is commonly known in Bolivia, as president brought an end to the Banzerato, 40 years of direct or behind-the-scenes rule by General Hugo Banzer. The 75-year-old, Banzer was forced to resign in early August, a year before the end of his term, stricken with terminal cancer. Banzer first assumed the Bolivian presidency in a 1971 military coup. He took

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