• Short Summary

    In the Bolivian capital of La Paz, public transport drivers have embarked on an indefinite strike -- because the Government has rescinded a decision to raise basic fares.

  • Description

    In the Bolivian capital of La Paz, public transport drivers have embarked on an indefinite strike -- because the Government has rescinded a decision to raise basic fares. The drivers originally staged a strike demanding the fare rise. The Government of General Juan Torres complied with the demand and agreed to a rise of 0.25 centavos (0.02 US cents) on basic fares on Sundays and public holidays.

    The public responded by boycotting public transport and blocking roads into the city to prevent the buses from running.

    The Government then rescinded the fare increase, whereupon the drivers immediately went on strike again.

    In the meantime, as the argument continues, the army has combined with private citizens in providing transport in the city.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1OSZ7ZZF26DIECK27MFAWOXXW
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OSZ7ZZF26DIECK27MFAWOXXW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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