• Short Summary

    Thousands of people throughout Bolivia followed a call by the powerful Bolivian Labour Confederation (COB) for a nationwide march in protest at the economic policies of the left-wing government of President Hernan Siles Zuazo.

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    1.
    GVs Crowds, carrying flags and union banners, march through streets. (3 SHOTS)
    0.32

    2.
    GV Demonstrators march. (2 SHOTS)
    0.53

    3.
    SVs & PAN Band in traditional dress with crowds.
    1.25




    Initials CG/JRS





    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thousands of people throughout Bolivia followed a call by the powerful Bolivian Labour Confederation (COB) for a nationwide march in protest at the economic policies of the left-wing government of President Hernan Siles Zuazo. The protest, the first of its type since the restoration of democracy last October, took place in the capital La Paz, all the provincial capitals and most mining centres. Like the demonstration in La Paz, the protests went peacefully and there have been no reports of any violence so far. Union leaders said the march aimed at criticising unfulfilled promises made to workers during last year's election campaign. They said the intention was not to create political opposition to the government but to draw attention to the rising cost of living and other economic grievances. Last week, the government raised the minimum wage by 41 per cent to compensate for inflation between March and July, but the Unions said the increase was insufficient.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GM70BLRDFMINKWH7871E6WTI
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GM70BLRDFMINKWH7871E6WTI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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