• Short Summary

    Chaos hit banks in the Bolivian capital of La Paz on May 10 when the Central Bank, already crippled by strike action, authorised them to open and pay out salaries as long as their money supplies lasted.

  • Description

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    GV PAN EXTERIOR of Central Bank of Bolivia
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    2.
    SV People coming out of bank and guards outside (3 shots)
    0.28

    3.
    SV People going into bank (2 shots)
    0.51

    4.
    GV PAN INTERIOR People queueing at bank counters
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Chaos hit banks in the Bolivian capital of La Paz on May 10 when the Central Bank, already crippled by strike action, authorised them to open and pay out salaries as long as their money supplies lasted. The drastic shortage of money comes after a lengthy strike by Central bank employees which started on April 13. The strike, which has paralysed the national banking system, is seen as a way of blocking the government's new economic measures. The action is being organised by the powerful communist-led Workers' Federation (COB), which objects to a large increase in the cost living brought about by the new regulations. While people formed long queues at banks throughout the city, hunger strikes in many other industries continued in opposition to the government. The COB, unless the government's economic team is dismissed and new solutions to Bolivia's growing financial problems are sought.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA69KF0Z1WESB0SZPYNU8EZX54U
    Media URN:
    VLVA69KF0Z1WESB0SZPYNU8EZX54U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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