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José Manuel Pando

Pando, José Manuel (hōsāˈ mänwĕlˈ pänˈdō) [key], 1848?–1917, Bolivian statesman, president of Bolivia (1899–1904). He earned military fame in the War of the Pacific, and in 1898 he joined the revolutionary junta that overthrew the conservative regime in 1899. The result was a liberal government under Pando, with the capital at La Paz instead of Sucre. In his administration financial reforms were accomplished, but trouble with Brazil over Acre resulted in the loss (1903) of that region, with the only solace the promise of the Madeira-Mamoré RR as an outlet for E Bolivia. The groundwork was laid for the settlement of the boundary with Chile, which took place in the administration of Ismael Montes.

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