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April 19, 1995 | Associated Press
The government declared a state of siege early today and arrested dozens of labor leaders in response to a six-week teachers strike marked by violent street confrontations. Elite police units raided the headquarters of the Bolivian Workers Confederation on Tuesday evening and arrested scores of labor leaders who were meeting to reject an agreement that would have ended the strike. The labor leaders were demanding pay increases to match inflation plus wide-ranging economic reforms.
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April 19, 1995 | Associated Press
The government declared a state of siege early today and arrested dozens of labor leaders in response to a six-week teachers strike marked by violent street confrontations. Elite police units raided the headquarters of the Bolivian Workers Confederation on Tuesday evening and arrested scores of labor leaders who were meeting to reject an agreement that would have ended the strike. The labor leaders were demanding pay increases to match inflation plus wide-ranging economic reforms.
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September 4, 1985 | From Reuters
Bolivian workers began a 48-hour general strike today to protest an austere government economic package and said they will make it indefinite if the government attempts to repress the protest. President Victor Paz Estenssoro, who took office on Aug. 6, introduced the austerity measures last week in a bid to curb annual inflation running at 14,000%. The package included a four-month freeze on public employees' wages and effectively devalued Bolivia's currency by about 95%.
NEWS
August 22, 1986
Bolivia's powerful leftist labor federation launched a 48-hour general strike to protest government economic policies and to demand the removal of U.S. soldiers who have been providing support for police raids on cocaine producers. Rail and domestic air services were shut down, along with mines and many factories, but business activity remained normal in the capital of La Paz.
NEWS
August 22, 1986
Bolivia's powerful leftist labor federation launched a 48-hour general strike to protest government economic policies and to demand the removal of U.S. soldiers who have been providing support for police raids on cocaine producers. Rail and domestic air services were shut down, along with mines and many factories, but business activity remained normal in the capital of La Paz.
NEWS
July 16, 1986 | JUAN de ONIS and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
The United States and Bolivia plan to launch a massive anti-narcotics operation here later this week, using U.S. Army helicopters flown by American pilots to raid up to 50 clandestine Bolivian cocaine laboratories that are a major source of the world's cocaine supply. Six Black Hawk helicopters, which were transported to the Santa Cruz airport in eastern Bolivia on Monday, will carry agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and special Bolivian anti-drug police officers, U.S.
NEWS
September 4, 1985 | From Reuters
Bolivian workers began a 48-hour general strike today to protest an austere government economic package and said they will make it indefinite if the government attempts to repress the protest. President Victor Paz Estenssoro, who took office on Aug. 6, introduced the austerity measures last week in a bid to curb annual inflation running at 14,000%. The package included a four-month freeze on public employees' wages and effectively devalued Bolivia's currency by about 95%.
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