• Short Summary

    Private businesses closed down on February 6 to protest against the Bolivian Government's economic policies.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Traffic and people in streets of La Paz
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    2.
    SV Armed guards outside a bank
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    3.
    SV PAN Closed shops with padlocked shutters and a theatre (4 shots)
    0.32

    4.
    GV Deserted factory and smokeless chimney (2 shots)
    0.43

    5.
    SV Factory workers behind locked gates (3 shots)
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    6.
    GV Traffic in La Paz
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Private businesses closed down on February 6 to protest against the Bolivian Government's economic policies. the unprecedented 48-hour strike was decided by the Confederation of Private Businessmen at an emergency session held a few days before. The Confederation is opposed to 57 per cent wage increase offered by the Government to end a hunger strike by over 4,000 workers, and a four-month freeze on the prize of flour, sugar, oil, rice and milk. Eyewitness accounts said banks, shops and factories throughout Bolivia were closed. But Government offices public transport and markets remained in operation. Many workers also rejected the strike but were locked out of their factories by management. The Confederation took out advertisements in major Bolivian daily newspapers saying that the Government's "incoherent economic policies" had led to "uncontrollable inflation". The Ministry of Labour said the strike was illegal and accused the Confederation of trying to pressurise the Government into adopting policies contrary to the public interest.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADHOFT9TCUVSQ9Z6VFB04N5QM6
    Media URN:
    VLVADHOFT9TCUVSQ9Z6VFB04N5QM6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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