LA PAZ, Bolivia (CNN) -- Representatives of the Bolivian government and opposition governors plan to meet next week in an effort to keep the country from splintering apart.

Bolivia's constitutional impasse has highlighted old cultural divides in the Andean country.

Bolivia, one of the poorest nations in South America, has been riven by political strife for months, with four governors declaring autonomy from the central government last month.

President Evo Morales met with governors Monday in the capital of La Paz. They discussed a controversial proposed constitution, ways to share natural gas revenue and issues of autonomy. Their representatives plan to meet again Monday in La Paz, authorities told CNN.

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