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Bolivia Deputy Minister Killing Highlights Dilemma With Mining Cooperatives

As Bolivian mineworkers opposed the passage of a unionization law and made demands for various financial and regulatory benefits, a series of increasingly violent protests culminated in the unprecedented killing of a high-ranking government official last month.

In August, tensions had escalated between security forces and miners, who blocked roads around several major cities and occupied public offices. Police were dispatched to open roads and defend state property, and violent clashes ensued. Several miners were killed. Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes went in person to negotiate with the protest leaders. Illanes was taken hostage and later beaten to death.

These tragic events have underscored Bolivia's mining sector governance challenges.

Continue reading here... http://www.resourcegovernance.org/blog/bolivian-vice-minister-killi...

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