Bolivia: A Handbook

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1892 - Bolivia - 413 pages

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Page 123 - ... had, or had not, already been the subject of a trial and conviction, if so required by some grave reason of public utility. If Congress is not in session, the Executive shall exercise this power with the advice of the Council of State. 15. To establish the place of residence of the Supreme Powers. 16. To permit the transit of foreign troops through the territory of the Republic, or to refuse such permission, and to allow or disallow foreign men-ofwar to remain for more than two months in the...
Page 41 - ... but gave agricultural, medicinal, and other products, such as commanded ready sale in any foreign market ; sixty-five kinds of rare and beautiful cabinet woods stood untouched by man in the great virgin forests of the north and east. The mountains were weighted down with silver, copper, tin and other metals, and the people gazing upon a wealth sufficient to pay the national debts of the world, and yet unavailable for lack of means of communication.
Page 131 - ... and independence of the nation and to observe and enforce the Constitution and the laws. Art. 71. To the President of the Republic is confided the administration and government of the State, and his authority is extended to all that has for its purpose the preservation of public order in the interior and the exterior security of the Republic, in accordance with the Constitution and the laws. Art. 72. Special attributes of the President are: (1) To concur in the making of the laws according to...
Page 127 - I hereby promulgate it, and order it to be kept and obeyed as a law of the Republic." Congressional resolutions shall be promulgated in the following form: ''The National Congress of the Republic decrees: * * * Therefore this decree shall be observed and complied with according to the Constitution.
Page 25 - ... population, and civilization of these districts ; " Whereas, 2d, the navigation of these rivers is the most efficacious and certain means of developing the riches of this territory, by placing it in communication with the exterior, and applying to its waters the fruitful principle of free navigation, as useful to the interests of the republic as to those of the world ; " Whereas, 3d, by the law of nature and of nations, confirmed by the conventions of modern Europe, and applied in the New World...
Page 137 - ... government, shall be communicated by report to the council of the kingdom. Should the council agree to this report, by two-thirds majority, its president shall submit it to the Cortes which, meeting within eight days, shall adopt the necessary measures. Art. 15. Any act taken under this law by the Cortes must be approved by a majority of two-thirds of the members present who must form an absolute majority of the total membership of the Cortes. LABOR CHARTER Declaration of March 9, 1938, converted...
Page 120 - ART. 31. Bolivians by birth are: 1. Those, born in the territory of the Republic. 2. Those born in a foreign country of a Bolivian father or mother in the service of the Republic, or who emigrated for political reasons. These shall be held to be Bolivians even in case that under any special law actual nativity in Bolivian territory may be required.
Page 121 - The people do not deliberate or govern except through their representatives and authorities created by this Constitution. Any armed force or meeting of persons assuming the rights of the people and petitioning in the latter's name, commits the crime of sedition. Art.
Page 141 - EN NICARAGUA. In the preparation of these tables the official classification of the Nicaraguan tariff has been followed, which differs materially from that of the United States. The valuations expressed in English are calculated on the basis of the official valuation of foreign coins issued by the Director of the Mint of the United States, July i, 1891, in which the peso is valued 73.6 cents United States currency. Duties are assessed on gross weight, no deduction being made for the package. Articles.
Page 120 - Neither Congress nor any association or public gathering may grant to the executive power extraordinary powers, the whole of the public power, or give it supremacy by which the life, the honor, and the property of Bolivians shall be at the mercy of the government or of any person whatsoever. The personal inviolability and the immunities established for the national representatives by this Constitution are not suspended during a state of siege.

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