Regarding my last post, I have received a couple of comments claiming that the data I posted was outdated.
To solve that here I present the same figures regarding Regional GDP per capita for some LAC countries (the data is for 2010, from IMF's worlds statistics, they can be accessed either trough IMF's library site or the WB open data project) These are the most updated yearly figures I could find.
Sadly. the conclusions are the same, when comparing the GDP per capita for LAC countries (I have expanded the base) between the years 2003 and 2010, it is evident that Bolivia has had the lowest expansion.
As I said I plan to explore this economic comparison further in the future...
Regarding the claims about the Gas Projects in Bolivia, I did not find any updated projects for Bolivia, the only buyers for Bolivian Gas to January 2012 are Argentina and Brasil. Any other potential projects are only that: potential projects that are not taking place right now. Currently the income for Bolivian gas comes from domestic use and the sale to Argentina and Brazil only.
I did find lots of positive and negative estimates of a potential sale to the US and Mexico, however they are only estimates, the reality today is that those business are not taking place right now (there may be the best intentions to engage in them, but they are simply not functioning)
Regarding the claims about corruption cases in YPFB (Bolivia's oil and gas state company), they are the most updated that I could find, Santos Ramirez was sentenced in January 2012.
I will always welcome any further comments, I believe that only an intelligent discussion can move things forward, thanks for your comments.