• Short Summary

    A one day strike called by transport workers has been extended for a further 48-hours throughout Bolivia, and an indefinite period in the capital.

  • Description

    LA PAZ, BOLIVIA (APRIL 20, 1982) (REUTERS)

    GV Cars in street of La Paz
    SV Members of the public boarding lorries (2 shots)
    SV Truck full of people
    SV Military police speaking through loudspeaker
    SV People boarding coach driven by member of the military forces (2 shots)
    SV People travelling on board military vehicle (2 shots)

    PM

    Background: A one day strike called by transport workers has been extended for a further 48-hours throughout Bolivia, and an indefinite period in the capital. The strike, called by union leaders, affected all means of public transport and paralysed La Paz on Tuesday (20 April). Army vehicles were used to minimise the impact of the stoppage but the military government had to shorten the working day to prevent chaos. Union activity has only been allowed in Bolivia since March 1. Since then, the currency devaluation and other economic measures announced by the government of General Torrelio, have brought general discontent and strikes. Transport workers want the present multiple exchange rater for the Peso abolished in favour of a single rate and used the stoppage to emphasise their protest.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABP23XP5OGMYM7WPSA6C8KJLS8
    Media URN:
    VLVABP23XP5OGMYM7WPSA6C8KJLS8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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