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Police protest low wages in Bolivia

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 00:59

June 26 - Dynamite and rallies mark police protests in Bolivia, as the government stands firm. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Dynamite is detonated at a police protest in Bolivia. It is the fourth day of a mutiny over wages for lower-ranking police officers. The striking police rallied at Bolivia's National Police Headquarters, supported by their wives. The protest shows no sign of dying down. Local media reported that Bolivian President Evo Morales reached a pay agreement on Sunday with leaders of the police protest, but the police rejected the deal, demanding higher wages. On Monday, Vice President Alvaro Garcia called the unrest a "conspiratorial plot." But he vowed to avoid a repeat of a police protest in 2003 that was stamped out by the military, causing dozens of deaths. Sarah Sheffer, Reuters

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Police protest low wages in Bolivia

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 00:59