• Short Summary

    LA PAZ, BOLIVIA

    Bolivia's President, Hernan Siles Zuazo, who was briefly abducted on June 30, has received support from the country's trade unions.The powerful confederation of Bolivian workers (COB) decided to lift an imminent general strike against the government's recent austerity measures.Instead, workers in La Paz on July 2 staged a day of protest against the President's kidnappers.Speakers at the rally included leaders from the country's trade unions -- Filemon Escobar and Antonio Aranibal -- and Communist Party -- Marcos Domic.The 71-year old President was seized from his home but rescued by police ten hours later.Bolivia's military stayed loyal to the government during the President's ordeal, but leaders of the Communist-led worker's confederation say the group plotters who ordered the abduction are still planning to seize power.Despite the confederation's temporary support, the President still faces daunting economic problems, as prices have rocketed more than 1,000 per cent within the last year.Bolivia has the highest rate of inflation in the world.

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    1. GVs Construction workers gathered in Plaza San Rancisco, La Paz. (2 shots) 0.10
    2. SCU Confederation of Bolivian workers' leader Filemon Escobar, speaking from platform (SPANISH SOT) 0.19
    3. GV & SVs Workers with banners, marching (3 shots) 0.37
    4. SVs Chanting miners marching, shouting slogans (2 shots) 0.47
    5. GVs PAN & SVs Workers listen as Marcos Domic, Communist Party representative, speaks (SPANISH SOT) (4 shots) 1.24
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    Background: LA PAZ, BOLIVIA

    Bolivia's President, Hernan Siles Zuazo, who was briefly abducted on June 30, has received support from the country's trade unions.The powerful confederation of Bolivian workers (COB) decided to lift an imminent general strike against the government's recent austerity measures.Instead, workers in La Paz on July 2 staged a day of protest against the President's kidnappers.Speakers at the rally included leaders from the country's trade unions -- Filemon Escobar and Antonio Aranibal -- and Communist Party -- Marcos Domic.The 71-year old President was seized from his home but rescued by police ten hours later.Bolivia's military stayed loyal to the government during the President's ordeal, but leaders of the Communist-led worker's confederation say the group plotters who ordered the abduction are still planning to seize power.Despite the confederation's temporary support, the President still faces daunting economic problems, as prices have rocketed more than 1,000 per cent within the last year.Bolivia has the highest rate of inflation in the world.

    Source: REUTERS - DANIEL BAUER

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7BEWGSSJNHCGK2CCQBNPC47K3
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BEWGSSJNHCGK2CCQBNPC47K3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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