While some of Bolvia's tin miners are returning to work following strikes protesting against the new military regime, there is still strong resistance to the new government.
GV PAN Milluni mine near La Paz, Belivia
GV Enttrance to mine
SV Trucks unloading minerals (3 shots)
GV Train bringing tin out of mine and depositing ore (2 shots)
SV Miners shovelling minerals, and unloading wagons (2 shots)
GV Milluni mine with mountains in background
GV People queueing in streets of La Paz
GV PAN Traffic in streets of La Paz
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Background: While some of Bolvia's tin miners are returning to work following strikes protesting against the new military regime, there is still strong resistance to the new government. Tin-mining, one of the counry's biggest export earners, was virtually paralysed by the strike.
SYNOPSIS: The mines, closed by workers striking against the military government of General Luis Garcia Meza, are beginning to come to life.
In the Milluni mine, near La Paz the situation is beginning to return to normal, with work resuming after the stoppage.
Thousands of the country's miners began returning to work on Friday (29 July) after coming to an agreement with the government. Executives of the Bolivian Mining Commission (COMIBOL) offered a draft agreement which called for the miners 'not to take part in political and subversive activities'.
There has also been strong military pressure for a return to work. Troops surrounding the mining areas were trying to starve the strikers into submission. But the commission has promised the return of food supplies to shops in all mining areas as part of the agreement package.
The return to work in the mines is bringing a semblance of normality to the towns as well. However, there is still a strong anti-government feeling from neighbouring nations and inside Bolivia itself.