[Marxism] Bolivia, New Approach to Mining Fracas
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Fri Oct 6 19:11:13 MDT 2006
Bolivia, New Approach to Mining Fracas
La Paz, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of negotiations at
Bolivia´s Government Palace and the sending of 700 police to restore
order in southern Huanuni were announced on Friday, as new measures
to return peace to the mining region.
Presidential spokesman Alex Contreras said the armed institution´s
participation has been welcomed by the population and the
wage-earning miners and cooperative members, the two sectors in
The Bolivian Mining Workers Union Federation and the Bolivian Mining
Cooperative Member Federation exhorted their members today to abandon
their violent stance.
Vice Minister for Coordination with Social Movements Alfredo Rada
announced that national mining federation and union leaders have been
called to meet in La Paz .
There will be negotiations also in southern Oruro Department, because
they are trying to reach an agreement by any means to avoid new
fatalities, 13 so far, he said.
National Police Chief Gen. Isaac Pimentel explained that the police
reinforcements would fulfill four basic tasks that include protecting
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