Just six months after driving the president from power and into exile, Bolivians staged further massive protests in La Paz demanding the resignation of the current president who took office after the crisis in October. Bus, taxi and truck drivers and street vendors held strikes throughout the country to protest a natural gas export deal signed by the president with Argentina. The handling of the country’s gas reserves was at the center of the unrest in October. The current protests have been peaceful, but the riots last year claimed 80 lives, and future violence cannot be ruled out.